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 informational 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 Information Assurance and Security bachelor’s specialization 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.
||High school diploma or equivalent.
||Take all courses listed>
The School of Undergraduate Studies recommends that
18 of the elective quarter credits be earned through undergraduate Information Technology courses.
MS - Information Assurance and Security
The need to protect enterprises against threats to information system availability, integrity, and confidentiality has made information assurance and security expertise a valuable skill within businesses, government agencies, and military organizations. This online master's specialization in Information Assurance and Security is designed around the domains of knowledge in the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification. The curriculum addresses core information assurance and security topics, including enterprise security and security risk management, as well as such emerging areas as wireless security and computer forensics. It combines technical and policy-focused course work that will strengthen your ability to protect information system security while supporting organizational goals. You will also have access to Capella’s Virtual Lab Environment, which allows you to test open vulnerabilities and simulate and protect against attacks on system design. People who choose this specialization are often pursuing information security management or consulting positions in business, health care, government, and the military.
||2.30 cumulative GPA from a bachelor’s degree granting institution.
||Bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution.
||Take all courses listed to complete the program.
|Credit Transfer Restrictions
||transfer credits applied toward a learner’s
degree program reduce the number of credits
required for the completion of that degree
program. the number of transfer credits impacts the
learner’s maximum limit of earned credits
required, as follows:
i. Example: Bs requires 180 earned credits;
the learner transfers in 70 credits, resulting
in 110 credits remaining.
ii. in the above example, the degree program
requirements are based on the number of
earned credits remaining for a learner to
complete his or her degree program; in this
case, 110 earned credits.
iii. the number of earned credits remaining
is the basis for the maximum attempted
credits calculation, as defned in sections
ii.B.2 and ii.C.2.