Information assurance and information security—among the fastest growing careers in the country—is a natural fit for people interested in security and problem solving. This degree program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and capacity to implement information security and find solutions for information assurance problems.
The B.P.S. in Information Assurance is a degree completion program designed for working professionals to use their prior earned college credit to complete their degree.
|Current median salary*||$60,000|
Median salary reflects mid-career earnings based on national data.
|Total credit requirements*||120 hours|
Must include a combination of 45 hours of upper-level courses (3000-4000 level) and 30 hours in residence.
Unrestricted electives are used to fulfill credit requirements beyond General Education and Major requirements.
General Education Requirements (35 credit hours)
A First-Year Colloquium course is required of full-time freshmen entering college for the first time and transfer students with less than 12 hours of credit.
Standard Core (21 hours)
- Communication-Written (6 hours)
- History of Civilization (3 hours)
- U.S. Traditions (3 hours)
- Fine Arts (3 hours)
- Humanities (3 hours)
- Social Sciences (3 hours)
College Core (14 hours)
- Mathematics (3 hours)
- Science (8 hours)
- Additional Humanities, Social Sciences, Communication-Speech, or Interdisciplinary course (3 hours)
The Information Assurance degree includes Professional Studies requirements as well as 48 hours in a selected concentration area.
Professional Studies Foundations (21 hours)
Includes two courses (6 hours) chosen from a list of Professional electives
Applied Organizational Administration and Behaviors
|MGMT||3340||Managing People in Organizations (MGMT 3300)|
|MGMT||3320||Human Resources Management (None)|
|MGMT||3300||Principles of Management (None)|
|SPCH||3320||Advanced Public Speaking (SPCH 1300)|
|RHET||3316||Writing for the Workplace (RHET 1312)|
Information Assurance Concentration (48 hours)
A minimum of 18 selected credit hours must be developed and maintained by the departmental faculty administering the concentration.
|CPSC||1175||Introduction to Computer Science Laboratory (co-req with CPSC 1375)|
|IFAS||2300||Introduction to Information Assurance|
|CPSC||2376||Programming II OR CPSC 2377 Introduction to Game Programming|
|CPSC||2380||Data Structures and Algorithms|
|CPSC||2382||Introduction to Computer Systems and Assembly Language|
|CPSC||3370||Net-Centric Computing: Systems Concepts|
|CRJU||3309||Cyber Crime and the Law|
Includes additional coursework related to the concentration to bring the total number of hours in the concentration to 48, selected from the following electives:
|MATH||1311||Applied Calculus I OR MATH 1451 Calculus I, OR equivalent|
|IFSC||2200||Ethics in the Profession|
|STAT||3352||Applied Statistics I|