Bachelor - Information Technology: Security Technology

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If you are computer savvy and aspire to pursue a career in technology, you might first earn an undergraduate degree. At Herzing University, you could study for the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Security Technology. Read more about this course of study here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Herzing University's Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Security Technology program is intended to examine concepts in computer science, information management, and business communications. The program is designed to teach you to analyze the network infrastructures of given organizations and to develop information systems based on their needs. The security technology concentration is designed to focus on maintaining the safety of intricate network systems. You will have opportunities to learn to design and implement various protocols and procedures for repairing computer viruses and damaged files as you explore methods for preventing identity theft and online fraud. This program is offered online and at select campuses.

What Are the Prerequisites?

As a potential applicant to this program, you should enjoy the problem-solving process. You should be adaptable and creative and possess the ability to work well with others. Though requirements may vary, you should have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Security Technology program requires you to complete 122 semester credit hours. The program consists of core and technical specialty courses as well as general education subjects.

Required Information Technology Core Courses

Course Code Course Title
IS 103 Programming Logic
IS 112 Computer Networks
IS 182 Database Concepts and Applications I
IS 185 Computer Architecture and Troubleshooting I
IS 191 Linux Administration
IS 282 Network Security
IS 284

NT 215
Routers & Switches I
OR
Routers & Switches
IT 201 Internet Concepts and Human Computer Interaction
IT 345 Information Technology Project Management
NT 180 Network and Server Operating Systems
NT 200 Network Infrastructure Administration

Required Courses in Technical Specialty Domain - Security Technology

Course Code Course Title
IS 421 Firewall Security
IT 335 Ethical Hacking
NT 305 Virtualization
NT 315 Designing Network Security
NT 343 Computer and Network Forensics
NT 353 Network Defense

Elective Courses in Technical Specialty Domain - Security Technology

  • A minimum of 12 semester credit hours is required. Some course options are shown below.

Course Code Course Title
IS 170Visual Basic I
IS 186Computer Architecture and Troubleshooting II
IS 214SQL Server Administration
IS 216Database Concepts and Applications II
IS 239TCP/IP
IS 286Routers and Switches II
IS 289Applied Routers and Switches
IS 292Linux Application Server
IS 332Data Warehousing
IS 345Business Systems Analysis
IS 420Advanced Specialization

Elective Courses in Application Specialty Domain

  • At least three semester credit hours are required in one of the following areas:
    • Accounting
    • Criminal Justice
    • Game Development
    • Health Information Management and Healthcare Management

Required Capstone or Internship

Course Code Course Title
IS 495

IS 491
Internship
OR
Information Technology Capstone Project

Required Courses in General Education

  • As a student of this bachelor's degree program, you will be required to complete a minimum of 37 semester credit hours in general education courses.

Personal and Professional Development Courses

Course Code Course Title
PD 121 Professional Development I
PD 202 Professional Development II
PD 214 AS / AAS / BS / Diploma Internship Preparation

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

You could seek employment with business offices, corporations, government agencies, technology-driven organizations, or technical consulting firms. Responsibilities could include technical support, programming, networking, information security administration, and systems analysis. You could pursue positions such as the following, at the entry level:

  • Network Security Architect
  • Network Operator
  • Computer Systems Support Specialist
  • Information Technology Strategic Planner
  • Disaster Recovery Specialist
  • Security Administrator
  • Internet Systems Security Professional

Advanced Degrees

In order to continue to advance in your career as an information technology professional, it might be advisable to pursue higher education. A master's degree program could allow you to study specialized topics in the field as well as develop your applied research and critical-thinking skills. Some related programs that you could investigate are the:

  • Master of Science in Information Technology
  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Master of Business Administration in Technology Management