Bachelor in Information Systems: Homeland Security & Information Systems

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Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Homeland Security and Information Systems program is designed to prepare you for careers in the computer security field. Keep reading to find out more about Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Homeland Security and Information Systems program.

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What Kind of Program Is It?

Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Homeland Security and Information Systems program is offered online and at some of the school's campuses. Concentration courses are designed to teach networking security fundamentals, disaster recovery, security strategy and policy, homeland security organization and administration, information warfare, and homeland security case studies. You also have the opportunity to learn about computer ethics, systems analysis and development, system modeling theory, operating systems, and relational database management systems. This program includes a senior seminar in information systems. You also take courses in accounting, business, English, math, humanities, sociology, psychology, and science.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You must demonstrate basic computer skills before you enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Homeland Security and Information Systems program at Strayer University. This could be done by completing CIS 105: Introduction to Information Systems, transferring credits, or completing a challenge exam. 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?

Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Homeland Security and Information Systems program consists of 180 quarter hours. You complete 22.5 core units, 27 major units, 31.5 units, 54 general studies units, and 45 elective units. You consult with an academic advisor to select elective courses.

Information Systems with a Concentration in Homeland Security and Information Systems Course Requirements

Area 1Core Component
ACC 100 Accounting I
BUS 100 Introduction to Business
CIS 110 Computer Programming Design
ENG 115 English Composition
MAT 105 Introduction to College Mathematics

Area 2Major Component
CIS 111 Introduction to Relational Database Management Systems
CIS 155 Operating System
CIS 175 Introduction to Networking
CIS 210 Systems Analysis and Development
CIS 324 Computer Ethics
CIS 331 System Modeling Theory

Area 2Concentration Component
CIS 333 Networking Security Fundamentals
CIS 359 Disaster Recovery
CIS 462 Security Strategy and Policy
CIS 499 Senior Seminar: Information Systems
SEC 310 Homeland Security Organization and Administration
SEC 402 Information Warfare and Homeland Security
SEC 460 Case Studies in Current Homeland Security Issues

Area 3General Studies Component
ENG 215 Research and Writing
ENG 240 Communication for Business and the Professions
HUM 100 Introduction to Art, Music, and Literature
HUM 101 The Origins of Western Culture
HUM 200 Logic
HUM 400 Religion and Philosophy
MAT 300 Statistics
ECO 405

POL 300
Economic Problems and Issues
OR
Contemporary International Problems
PSY 100

PSY 105
The Individual and Society
OR
Introduction to Psychology
SCI 110

SCI 115
Introduction to Physical Science
OR
Introduction to Biology
SOC 100 Introduction To Sociology
SOC 300 Sociology of Developing Countries

Area 4Elective Component
Electives are selected in consultation with an academic advisor

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Once you complete Strayer University's Bachelor of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Homeland Security and Information Systems program, you could pursue employment in the computer security field. Your responsibilities might include protecting computer systems from potential threats.

Positions that you could be able to pursue include:

  • Computer and information systems manager
  • Computer security specialist
  • Data security analyst
  • Information security manager
  • Information technology consultant
  • System administrator

Advanced Degrees

Although you could be able to pursue direct employment, you might also be interested in continuing your studies and earning a master's degree in information systems. This might increase your knowledge of computer management while possibly preparing you for advancement in the computers field.

Master's degree options at Strayer University include:

  • Master of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Computer Security Management
  • Master of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in decision Support System Management
  • Master of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Network Management
  • Master of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in Systems Development Management