Online Information Systems Security Program

Online Information Systems Security Bachelor of Science Degree

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.

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, 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.

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Course Highlights & Curriculum

Credit Hour Breakdown

BS-Information Systems Security 127
Total Credit Hours 127

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
BA215 Business Statistics 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 Networks 3
CS336 Systems Analysis and Design 4
CS340 Operating Systems 3
CS386 Systems Architecture 4
EN101 English Composition I 3
GP210 American Government I 3
GU100 Student Success 1
IS211 Intro Info Systems Security 3
IS242 Management Information Systems 3
IS311 Security Operations 3
IS351 Info Systems Project Mgmt 3
IS355 Risk Management 3
IS391 Special Topics in Info 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: 79
Electives (16): 48
Total: 127

Additional online degree details

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

In today's business world, all organizations rely on computer and information technology to conduct business and operate more efficiently, and as a result, corporations are more concerned with cyber security than ever before. Due to the increasing threats from computer criminals, the information security field is rapidly growing and the need for information systems security professionals is greater than ever. Computer security specialists plan, coordinate, and maintain an organization's information security. Their responsibilities have increased in recent years as cyber attacks have become more sophisticated.

10-year Job Growth

In the next 10 years, the information security field is projected to grow by more than 65,700 positions, which is a 22% increase.

  • 367,900
  • 302,300
  • 2010
  • 2020
Total number of new jobs and replacement jobs
Year total jobs is an estimate

Average Salaries

If you choose to work as a information security analyst, web developer or computer network architect, you can expect to earn:

  • The top 10% earn$119,940
  • The median earn$75,660
  • The lower 10% earn$43,190
* Total compensation includes bonus. Salaries listed are dependent on prior experiences as well as the number of years of seniority.
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