School of Information Technology
School of Information Technology

Information Systems and Cybersecurity (Online Program): Bachelor of Science Degree
(Tennessee residents will receive a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree.)
Indianapolis, IN Campus

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Objectives

This program exposes students to fundamental knowledge and skills utilized in entry-level information systems and cybersecurity positions. This program introduces students to a variety of topics, such as assessing the security needs of computer and network systems, various computer and network safeguarding solutions, and managing the implementation and maintenance of security devices, systems, procedures and countermeasures.

Career Opportunities

This program offers graduates an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills that can help them pursue careers in a variety of entry-level positions involving information security. The positions may involve the design, configuration, installation and/or maintenance of information technology security systems.

Graduates who have difficulty distinguishing colors may not be able to perform the essential functions of various positions involving information systems and cybersecurity.

Admission Requirements

Refer to the Admission section of this catalog for information relating to Admission Requirements and Procedures for this program.

Equipment

The student is responsible, at his or her expense, for providing all supplies and equipment for the student's use in the online courses in the program, including, without limitation, a computer (and the associated accessories and peripheral equipment, including without limitation, a monitor, keyboard and printer), software and Internet service and e-mail account.

Online Courses

All of the courses offered at the school in this program are distance education courses and are taught online over the Internet, rather than in residence at the school. Each course will be taught over a period of either (a) six weeks or (b) 12 weeks, as determined by the school from time to time in its discretion. Courses are delivered through an asynchronous learning network. There is a prescribed completion schedule for the activities in each course. Support materials for each course will be sent to the student. These materials may include a course syllabus, a textbook(s), a CD-ROM(s) and other printed documents required for the course. Students will be assigned to a class for each course. Students in each course will interact with their classmates and the instructor through discussion board and e-mail systems.

Refer to the Online Course Information section of this catalog for additional requirements.

The student is obligated for any expense associated with obtaining access to the above specified computer equipment, software and Internet service. No school-owned computer equipment, software or Internet service will be accessible to the student.

Class Size

Classes generally range in size from 20 to 40 students. Depending on the course subject matter, certain classes may contain a greater or lesser number of students.

Program Outline

To view a list of the course descriptions, please click here.

Course Number Course Credit Hours  
Minimum required credit hours for the Baccalaureate Degree (Grand total) 180.0
General Education Courses*
Unspecified General Education courses+ 22.5
EN3220 Written Analysis+ 4.5
HU4640 Ethics+ 4.5
MA3110 Statistics+ 4.5
PY3150 Psychology+ 4.5
SC4730 Environmental Science+ 4.5
SP3450 Social Psychology+ 4.5
SS3150 Research Methods+ 4.5
Subtotal 54.0
Core Courses
Unspecified Core courses** 54.0
IS3110 Risk Management in Information Technology Security+ 4.5
IS3120 Network Communications Infrastructure+ 4.5
IS3220 Information Technology Infrastructure Security+ 4.5
IS3230 Access Security+ 4.5
IS3340 Windows Security+ 4.5
IS3350 Security Issues in Legal Context+ 4.5
IS3440 Linux Security+ 4.5
IS3445 Security for Web Applications and Social Networking+ 4.5
IS4550 Security Policies and Implementation+ 4.5
IS4560 Hacking and Countermeasures+ 4.5
IS4670 Cybercrime Forensics+ 4.5
IS4680 Security Auditing for Compliance+ 4.5
IS4799 Information Systems and Cybersecurity Capstone Project+ 4.5
Subtotal 112.5
Elective Courses
Unspecified Elective courses+ 13.5

+ In this program, this(these) distance education course(s) is(are) taught completely online over the Internet, rather than in residence at the school. Refer to the Online Course Information section of this catalog for additional information relating to these courses, including the general education category pertaining to each general education course.

*General Education courses include courses in the humanities, composition, mathematics, the sciences and the social sciences. The Unspecified General Education courses must include at least one course in each of the following categories: the humanities, composition, mathematics and the social sciences. Refer to the Course Descriptions section of this catalog for the general education category pertaining to each general education course.

**Examples of the subject matter included in the Unspecified Core courses are as follows: operating systems; PC technology; network technology; database applications; communications systems; needs assessment; word processing; project administration; project planning; web technology; web programming; information/communication systems; programming languages and software engineering. Courses offered at this school that may satisfy the Unspecified Core course requirement must include NT1110, NT1210, NT1230, NT1310, NT1330, NT1430, NT2580, NT2640, NT2670, NT2799, PT1420 and PT2520.The course descriptions for these courses are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog.

NOTE: The course descriptions for the courses in this program are in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. The school may, at any time in its discretion, vary the offering and/or sequence of courses in this program, revise the curriculum content of the program or any course in the program and change the number of credit hours in the program or in any program course.

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Information Technology - Computer Network Systems
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