Information Systems Security (Bachelor’s)

Certified Information Systems Security Online Courses

Grantham University’s Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Security (BS-ISS) prepares you for applying the technologies and procedures professionals use to secure business systems. Through the convenience of our 100% online environment, you will learn how to identify security risks and create effective strategies to stop them. You will also discover how Information Systems Security is essential to organizational success.

The curriculum focuses on operating systems, computer architectures, networking protocols and security basics. You will possess the knowledge to analyze the role of security within an organization, as well as educate employees within the business about their security responsibilities. Upon completion of the degree, you will be prepared to sit for industry-standard certifications in Network+, Security+ and CISSP where otherwise qualified*.

Although this degree is designed to prepare you to sit for various certification exams, Grantham University cannot guarantee successful completion of those exams. In some cases, field experience and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or successfully pass the exams. We offer a variety of financial aid options as well as degrees for military spouses and others. 

Information Systems Security Program Outcomes

At the successful completion of the program, you should be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
  • Analyze a system, and identify and define the security risks and requirements for secure operation
  • Design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component or program to meet security needs
  • Address professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society
  • Recognize the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  • Use current techniques, skills and tools necessary for computing security practice
  • Identify and analyze security risks of an information system
  • Develop security and recovery policies appropriate to an information system

Learn how an online degree from Grantham could change your life and ignite your career success. Our online classes are a great fit for active duty military, veterans, military spouses, military personnel, high school graduates, government employees, first responders, law enforcement, firefighters, EMS professionals, EMTs, etc. Contact us at (888) 947-2684 to find out more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities and enrollment process.

Course Highlights & Curriculum

Curriculum Highlights

Course Number Course Title
CS216 Computer Networks
IS242 Management Information Systems
IS311 Security Operations
IS411 Network Security
IS461 Cryptography
IS471 Computer Forensics

Full curriculum

Course Title Credits
CO101 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
CS105 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
CS192 Programming Essentials 3
CS200 Programming in Java 4
CS216 Computer Networks 3
CS263 Programming in C 4
CS265 Programming in C++ 4
CS316 TCP/IP 3
CS336 System Analysis and Design 4
CS340 Operating Systems 3
CS386 Systems Architecture 4
EN101 English Composition I 3
GP210 American Government I 3
GS102 Introduction to Life Science 3
GU100 Student Success 1
GU299 General Education Capstone 3
HU260 Strategies for Decision Making 3
IS211 Introduction to Information Systems Security 3
IS242 Management Information Systems 3
IS259 Database Applications 3
IS311 Security Operations 3
IS351 Information Systems Project Management 3
IS355 Risk Management 3
IS391 Special Topics in Information Systems 1
IS411 Network Security 3
IS431 Access Control Systems 3
IS461 Cryptography 3
IS471 Computer Forensics 3
IS481 Database Security 3
IS498 Senior Research Project 3
MA105 College Algebra 3
Program and core: 94
Electives (11): 33
Total: 127

Additional online degree details

Degree level: Bachelors
Delivery method: Online
Availability: Available
Starts:Weekly

Career Information

Companies need computers and networks and all the business efficiencies that come with them. From harmful online agents to computer criminals, the need for information systems security professionals is greater today than ever before.

The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Security (BS-ISS) could help you get your start in a number of computer science fields, including cyber security[1]. This degree could be the edge you need for a career as an information security analyst, median salary range in the mid $80s[2]. And, as with many computer science careers, the information security analyst field is also in high demand – projected to see up to a 37% increase in new positions by 2022[3].

10-year Job Growth[3]

In the next 10 years, the information security analyst field is projected to grow by more than 27,400 positions, a 37% increase.

  • 102,500
  • 75,100
  • 2012
  • 2022
Total number of new jobs and replacement jobs for information security analysts. 2022 total jobs is an estimate.

Average Salary[2]

If you choose to work as a information security analyst, you can expect to earn:

  • The top 10% earn$135,600
  • The median earn$86,170
  • The lower 10% earn$49,960
Total compensation includes bonus. Salaries for information security analysts are dependent on prior experiences as well as the number of years of seniority.

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