Grantham University, through its College of Engineering and Computer Science, offers the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Security (BS-ISS) to students interested in learning to apply technologies and processes used by professionals to secure business systems. Students will know the role of security in organizations as they gain understanding of employee responsibilities in the aspect of security. This program also prepares students to sit for various certification exams but field experience may be required for eligibility to take and pass these exams.
The program curriculum includes courses in Student Success, Programming Essentials, Programming in Java, Business Statistics, Computer Networks, Programming in C, Management Information Systems, Introduction to Information Systems Security, Programming in C++, TCP/IP Networks, Security Operations, Information Systems Project Management, Systems Analysis and Design, Operating Systems, Risk Management, Network Security, Systems Architecture, Access Control Systems, Cryptography, Special Topics in Information Systems, Computer Forensics, Database Security, and the Senior Research Project. Students are likewise required to take General Education Courses including College Algebra, English Composition I, and American Government I. Total program length is one hundred twenty-five (125) credit hours. Applicants must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
Graduates can expect to have careers as computer security specialists including Information Systems Security Administrator, Information Systems Security Officer, and Information Systems Security Engineer. They should be able to apply industry standard techniques for the purpose of securing large-scale networks as well as identify the information security risk existing in the present business environment. It is also important that graduates learn to analyze the impact of Information Systems Security not only in businesses but on individuals and security as well.