Bachelor - Information Systems: Cyber Security Management

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Are you interested in a career that requires you to assist organizations in identifying threats and protecting and recovering data for their computer information systems? Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Cyber Security Management program could help you develop the technical and administrative skills needed to pursue this professional goal. Read on for more information about this program.

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What Kind of Program Is It?

You will have the opportunity to study fundamental computer technologies and concepts while focusing on information security issues and strategies when you become a student of Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Cyber Security Management program. This program is offered online only to Maryland and New Jersey students. Topics you will discuss in concentration courses include disaster recovery planning and response, risk assessment, crisis management, information security privacy laws and concepts, security policy development, and Department of Homeland Security cybersecurity practices.

In core and major classes, you will study fundamental and introductory topics in computer programming, database management, systems design, networking, IT auditing, and project management in addition to algebra, accounting, and business. A deeper look at organizational information system structures and developing technologies is offered in the program's capstone course.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You should have strong analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills and possibly an academic background in computer science or a related area before enrolling in the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Cyber Security Management program. Applicants to Strayer University's programs should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Cyber Security Management program at Strayer University requires the completion of 180 credits. The program includes 63 credits in core and major courses, 18 credits in the area of concentration, 54 credits in general education requirements, and 45 credits in electives.

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Cyber Security Management Course Requirements

AREA ICORE COMPONENT
ACC 100Accounting I
BUS 100Introduction to Business
CIS 106 Introduction to Information Technology
CIS 110 Computer Programming Design
ENG 115English Composition
MAT 104Algebra with Applications

AREA IIMAJOR CORE COMPONENT
CIS 111Introduction to Relational Database Management Systems
CIS 175 Introduction to Networking
CIS 210 Systems Analysis and Development
CIS 333Network Security Fundamentals
CIS 336Enterprise Architecture
CIS 348Information Technology Project Management
CIS 349Information Technology Audit and Control
CIS 499 Undergraduate Information Technology Capstone

AREA IICONCENTRATION COMPONENT
CIS 359Disaster Recovery
CIS 438Information Security Legal Issues
CIS 462Security Strategy and Policy
SEC 402Cybersecurity

AREA IIIGENERAL EDUCATION COMPONENT
ENG 215Research and Writing
ENG 315

ENG 316
Professional Communications
OR
Technical Writing (Required for IS)
HIS 105

POL 110
Contemporary U.S. History
OR
U.S. Government
HUM 111 World Cultures I
HUM 112 World Cultures II
MAT 300Statistics
PHI 210Critical Thinking
PSY 100

PSY 105
Psychology of Adjustment
OR
Introduction to Psychology
REL 212World Religions
SCI 110

SCI 115
Introduction to Physical Science
OR
Introduction to Biology
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology
ECO 405

POL 300

SOC 300
Economics Problems and Issues
OR
Contemporary International Problems
OR
Sociology of Developing Countries

What Are My Post-Graduation Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

After graduating from Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Cyber Security Management program, you could seek employment in a variety of professional settings. You could explore entry-level or mid-management opportunities in the development and implementation of programs for network security, data recovery, and business continuity planning for corporate IT departments, government agencies, or nonprofit organizations. Positions you could pursue include:

  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Cyber Software Engineer
  • Network Security Systems Manager
  • Cyber Security Operations Associate

Advanced Degrees

If you intend to explore upper management or executive opportunities in the field after completing the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Cyber Security Management program, you might pursue a master's degree after graduation. You might be interested in Strayer University's Master of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Computer Forensics Management program.