This degree prepares students for careers in information security. The primary emphasis of the curriculum is extensive hands-on training in information assurance for network hardware, software, and data, including physical security, backup procedures, relevant tools, encryption, and incident handling and reporting. Instruction will also include related computer areas that provide the ability to adapt as information systems evolve. Upon completion of the program, graduates should qualify for employment in business, industry, and government organizations in such positions as Network Security Analyst; Information Security Analyst; Penetration Tester; Security Systems Analyst; Cybersecurity Analyst; Cyber Incident Analyst; and Cyber Security - Incident Responder.
Students must adhere to prerequisite courses as described in the course descriptions in this catalog. Students who successfully complete the following courses can be awarded this degree.