Information systems play an important role in the infrastructure that supports commerce, banking, telecommunications, health care, and national security, driving the need for qualified informational assurance and security specialists. New financial and health care regulations related to privacy and security, along with a growing move to more vulnerable wireless systems, have also increased the importance of these skills. This Information Assurance and Security bachelor‘s specialization is designed to help you acquire and apply the latest tools, techniques, and methods of securing an enterprise, while building the business and communication skills you need to influence internal decision making and enhance organizational effectiveness.
The courses in this specialization reflect the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) body of knowledge frameworks developed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2). People who choose this specialization are often pursuing technical specialist or analyst-level information security positions in businesses, government, and the military.
An enrollment counselor can help you determine whether previous course work may transfer into our degree programs. Non-classroom learning may also be eligible for credit through our Prior Learning Assessment Process.