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 2018 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.)  

    This is a gated program. All business majors must successfully complete BUSA 2150 and the Coles College Sophomore GPA Requirement and be admitted to the Coles Undergraduate Professional Program.

    Contact Information:
    (470) 578-7763
    http://coles.kennesaw.edu/information-systems/contact-us.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 can start with Calculus or have AP Math credits, 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 with a Learning Community that does not include KSU 1101, 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
  • 3
  • MATH 1160 or MATH 1190
    3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. The grades earned in ACCT 2100, ECON 2100, BLAW 2200, 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
  • 0
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Complete ACCT 2200, ECON 2200, and ECON 2300. These courses are included in the Sophomore GPA Requirement, for which you must earn a 'B' average (3.00) or higher.
  2. Complete BUSA 2150 with a grade of 'S.' This course is required for admission to the Coles Undergraduate Professional Program.
  3. Meet with a Coles Academic Advisor prior to registering for Spring to make sure you understand what you need to do to be admitted to the Coles Undergraduate Professional Program at the end of the Spring term.

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. Complete IS 2200. This course is included in the Coles Sophomore GPA Requirement, for which you must earn a 'B' average (3.00) or higher.
  2. Once your grades are final for the semester (assuming you meet all the requirements for the Coles Undergraduate Professional Program), submit your application form to Owl Express.
  3. Meet with a Coles Academic Advisor if you have any questions about the Coles admission requirements.
  4. 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

Notes/Milestones:

  1. ISA 3010 is not a planned offering for summer semesters.
  2. Complete BUSA 3150 with a grade of 'S.' This course is part of the Hughes Leadership & Career Program, which is a requirement for graduation.
  3. Meet with a Coles Academic Advisor prior to registering for Spring to make sure you understand what you need to take in order to be ready to petition to graduate at the end of the Spring term.

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
    3
Total: 18

Notes/Milestones:

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

Year 3 (Hours: 33)

Term 7

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

Notes/Milestones:

  1. ISA 4200 is not a planned offering for summer semesters.
  2. All of the ISA Major Field Elective courses are not offered every term.
  3. "Business Electives" are upper-division business courses (3000-4000 level) outside the Major but inside the Coles College of Business. (A pre-approved International Business Internship can be used here. A 3.0 GPA is required to be eligible for an internship. Internship hours cannot be used in any other area of the BBA degree.
  4. At the beginning of this term, submit your Petition to Graduate to the Registrar's Office using their online process.

Term 8

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

Notes/Milestones:

  1. ISA 4220, 4820 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 4220 and 4820 are not planned offerings for the summer semesters.

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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