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BS - Information Assurance and Security

Information systems play an important role in the infrastructure that supports commerce, banking, telecommunications, health care and national security, driving the need for qualified information 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 online Bachelor's program in Information Assurance and Security 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 (ISC)2.

Capella is one of the select four–year colleges and graduate-level universities designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAEIAE) by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

With your Bachelor's in Information Assurance and Security from Capella, you'll design technical strategies for mitigating risks to information assets and learn to validate accuracy and integrity of information assets through audit, management and models. You'll also learn how to balance risk and benefit associated with information assets.

With Capella's Combined Bachelor's-to-Master's degree options, you can start building for your future by completing master's-level credit as your earn your bachelor degree. Combined degree options are designated bachelor's and master's degree programs, with a set of shared master's-level courses applied to both degrees. This enables you to save significant time and money when combining the degree options.

Common jobs with an online Bachelor's in Information Assurance and Security include application security specialist, computer security specialist, data security analyst, information security manager or network security administrator. Potential workplaces include: bank or financial firm, global technology company, government, higher education or information technology consulting firm.

Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credential or salary advancement. State regulations and professional credential standards vary. It is the learner's responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for their states and professional associations. For more information on licensure, see the Licensure section on the School’s website. Enrollment restrictions and/or other restrictions may apply to certain programs. Contact Capella University for more information.

Learn about completion rates, affordability, and more at www.capellaresults.com

AccreditationCapella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
RequirementsBachelor's students must have a high school diploma or equivalent and be least 24 years old (may be waived for military applicants, veterans, and those with at least 24 quarter credits of prior college/university coursework).
Delivery FormatEntirely Online
Education LevelBachelor
LanguageEnglish
Cost Per CreditTuition varies by school and degree program. To receive detailed information on Capella's tuition rates, request a free University Guide.