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B.S. in Information Systems Technology – Information Security

Secure Your Future. Achieve Your Goals.

Looking for a degree that supports your technology-focused goals? Regent’s Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology (IST)—Information Security will equip you with the skills needed to succeed in the computing technology field. Taught from a Christian perspective, this degree includes coursework in systems security and disaster recovery to prepare you to excel as an IST technology leader.

On Campus, Online
120+
August 23, 2021
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GROW YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Learn the basics of internet/intranet security and how to defend network systems.

BUILD ON A STRONG FOUNDATION

Anchor your knowledge and skill on Christian principles and values.

Explore Scholarships

Explore exciting scholarship opportunities such as academic merit scholarships, honors college scholarships, and more! Learn about the scholarships for on-campus incoming freshmen: the $10,000 Freedom Scholarships, $4,000 Homeschool Scholarships and $4,000 Private School Scholarships.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for two consecutive years (2019 and 2020). Our programs have been ranked by them as the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Virginia for 8 years in a row. We have also been recognized as a Military Friendly Top 10 School by Military Friendly®, 2020, and among the Top 10 Best for Vets Colleges: Online & Nontraditional by Military Times, 2020. Experience the Regent difference through the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology (IST) —Information Security degree program.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

Upon completion of the B.S. in Information Systems Technology— Information Security you will be able to:

  • Design, develop and manage complex information systems
  • Install firewalls and intrusion detection systems to counter worms, viruses, and other criminal acts
  • Counter information security threats caused by natural disasters, terrorist activities, and internal subversions

Career Opportunities:

  • Network or Systems Administration
  • Computer Programming
  • Information Technology & Assurance
  • Software Engineering
  • Web Development
$104Thousand
Estimated mean annual wage for information security analysts U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

Provides a comprehensive presentation of financial accounting principles and practices. Emphasis is placed on the preparation of financial statements, the basic framework and contents of these reports, and the preparation process.

Exploration of principles and activities in the commercial enterprise including topics such as product, price, promotion, place/channel, competition, company, and communication.

Explores the financial function of the commercial enterprise including topics on working capital management, procurement of resources from financial markets, and financial decision making in the firm. Prerequisite: ECON 120 or ECON 260.

Issues relating to Computer Information Systems and the ethical and moral responsibilities of those who work with computers, professionals or end users. Provides foundation to make appropriate decisions when facing difficult situations.

Computer systems, networks, databases, intellectual property, computer security, artificial intelligence, legal and ethical considerations, codes of conduct, privacy, computer crimes, and the future of computing and the Internet and their relationship to the business world.

Introduces programming fundamentals using Visual Basic.net. Use of algorithms and computer logic to translate data into information through structured design, coding, testing, and program debugging, writing programs in high-level, object-oriented language.

Students gain a thorough knowledge of the foundation of eCommerce by studying its role in today’s Internet and the World Wide Web. Course examines web server hardware and software tools utilized in the development of an eCommerce web site as well as criteria for assessing the usability of eCommerce sites. Prerequisite: ISYS 204.

Introduction to JAVA programming; a general-purpose object-oriented programming language. Building on the fundamentals of structured and object-oriented programming, students investigate features of JAVA, programming concepts, data types, operators, flow control statements, object classes, methods, arrays, strings, and applets. Prerequisite: ISYS 214.

Study of the design of structures for representing information and the design of algorithms for manipulating that information. Expertise in the design of structures through consideration of abstract structures and implementation techniques and implementation of various structures in specific programming languages. Programming projects throughout the course provide a synthesis experience to design data structures and algorithms to solve a given problem. Prerequisite: ISYS 314.

Introduction to relational database management systems through the study of the tools and techniques of database analysis and design. Attention to data modeling, designing relational databases, normalization, and relationships, using modern database applications to create tables, queries, forms and reports. Prerequisite: ISYS 214.

Principles and applications of computer hardware and software, understood through the theoretical underpinnings, with attention to installation, configurations, and operational laboratory experiences. Course also addresses recent advances in computer hardware and architecture and how they affect computer performance. Prerequisite: ISYS 204.

Students gain in-depth knowledge of networking and telecommunications fundamentals including LANs, MANs, WANs, intranets, the Internet, and the WWW. Attention to data communication and telecommunication concepts, models, standards, and protocols in the context of installation, configuration, systems integration, and management of infrastructure technologies. Prerequisite: ISYS 204 and Sophomore standing.

Business and government are facing a rapidly expanding need for information assurance professionals. Information protection program design, internetworking and application security, the development of information security safeguards and information security auditing, disaster recovery, policy development, identity management, and effective threat assessment. Prerequisite: ISYS 204 and Sophomore standing.

Investigation of the techniques of system analysis and design, with attention to the concepts, skills, methodologies, and tools essential for systems analysts to develop information systems successfully. Prerequisite or co-requisite: ISYS 317.

Capstone course in which advanced IST students, operating as a high-performance team, engage in and complete the design and implementation of a significant information system. Project management, management of the IS function, and systems integration are components of the project experience. Prerequisite or co-requisite: Senior status and ISYS 406.

Management language, concepts, models, and basic principles of management. Explore interrelated functions (planning, controlling, organizing, leading) of the management process.

Admission requirements vary based on the stage you're at in life. Select a link below to learn how to apply.

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18$8,610
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Under 12$7,260
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18$10,332
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574N/A$1,722+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-12 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18$8,610
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Under 12$6,888
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18$10,332
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574N/A$1,722+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-12 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

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