BBA - Information Security & Assurance

  • Coles College of Business
    Department of Information Systems

    Information Security & Assurance, BBA

    Program Information:
    Information security is the protection of the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information while in transmission, storage, or processing.  Information assurance concerns information operations that protect and defend information and information systems by ensuring availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and nonrepudiation.  This program spans both areas in its approach to the protection of information in the organization.  If you enjoy critical thinking and problem solving, and can tolerate moments of stress, this may be a good career for you.  Early career job titles include information technology specialist, data security administrator, information security analyst, and information technology security analyst. 

    This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on the Information Security & Assurance degree requirements and course prerequisites in the Fall 2017 Undergraduate Catalog.  (If course prerequisites change, you must meet the prerequisites in effect when you take the course, so always check the current Catalog for course prerequisites.)  

    The Information Security & Assurance program is a "gated" program, requiring admission by the Coles College of Business. Admission requirements include a Sophomore GPA Requirement of 3.00 or higher on a specified set of courses.

    Contact Information:
    (470) 578-7763
    http://coles.kennesaw.edu/programs/undergraduate/information-security-assurance.php

     

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 2
  • MATH 1111 or MATH 1112 or MATH 1113
    3
  • First-Year Seminar or an academic Learning Community Required if first-year full-time student entering KSU with fewer than 15 semester hours.
    3
  • 4
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. If you have AP Math Credits or can start with Calculus, meet with a Coles Academic Advisor to discuss your math plans.
  2. You must earn a grade of "C" or better in each of your business courses.
  3. KSU requires all first-year, full-time students to complete the KSU First Year Requirement. If you are not required to complete the KSU First Year Requirement, or if you complete it iwith a Learning Community that does not include KSU 1101, 1111, 1121, or 1200, meet with a Coles Professional Advisor to determine what additional course to take to earn 15 hours this term.

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • MATH 1160 or MATH 1190
    3
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. The grades earned in ACCT 2100, ECON 2100, and the calculus course (MATH 1160, 1190, or 2202) are included in the Sophomore Requirement for admission to Coles. Admission to Coles is required in order to be able to register for upper-division business courses and to graduate with a B.B.A. degree with a Major in Information Security & Assurance.

Year 1 (Hours: 30)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 0
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. The grades earned in ACCT 2200, ECON 2200, ECON 2300, and IS 2200 are included in the Sophomore GPA Requirement for admission to Coles. Also, a grade of "S" is required in BUSA 2150 for admission to Coles.
  2. Register online with KSU Career Services for their OwlLink career management system. This is a requirement for admission to Coles.

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • ART 1107 or DANC 1107 or MUSI 1107 or TPS 1107
    3
  • HIST 1110 or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112
    3
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. The grade earned in BLAW 2200 is included in the Sophomore GPA Requirement for admission to Coles.
  2. Students need to meet with a Coles Professional Advisor at least a month before the start of registration for next term to verify that they will be eligible to apply for Coles at the end of this term.
  3. Admission to Coles is required to proceed to upper-division business courses.

Year 2 (Hours: 30)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 0
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 15

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
    3
Total: 18
Year 3 (Hours: 33)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 0
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. All of the ISA Major Field Elective courses are not offered every term.

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 18

Notes/Milestones:

  1. ISA 4810 and MGT 4199 are capstone courses that must be taken at Coles - no transfer credit is allowed for these courses.
  2. "Non-Business Electives" are non-business courses at any level (1000-4000) outside the Major, but inside the Coles College of Business. ISA courses may not be used here. (The only exception is for pre-approved Information Security & Assurance Co-op or Internship hours. Co-op and Internship hours may not be used in any other area of the BBA degree.)
  3. ISA 4820 is not offered during the summer semester.

Year 4 (Hours: 33)


Program Total: 126 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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