Coles College of Business
Department of Information Systems
Information Security & Assurance, BBA
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.
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.