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BS Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Information Assurance and Security specialization

Overview

Information systems play an important role in the infrastructure that supports commerce, banking, telecommunications, health care, and national security, driving the need for qualified information assurance and security specialists. Capella University's online Bachelor's in Information Security degree helps you apply the latest methods of effective enterprise-wide security.

The courses in this specialization reflect the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) body-of-knowledge frameworks developed by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2.

Capella is one of the select four-year colleges and graduate-level universities designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE) by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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Capella's BS in IT program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. ABET accreditation is a key indicator of Capella's dedication to educational quality that prepares our graduates for entry or advancement in the IT profession.

To learn more about this degree program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

Hands-On Learning Through Virtual Lab Environment

Students will experience practical, hands-on learning designed around best practices in a safe, interactive virtual lab environment. This virtual platform allows students to develop skills by practicing with tools used in the industry.

Save Thousands on Your Master's with a Combined Degree Option

Capella's combined Bachelor's-to-Master's degree options allow you to save significant time and money. It also allows you to start building for your future by earning Master's-level credit while you complete your Bachelor's.

Learn more about combined Bachelor's-to-Master's degrees.

Degree Outcomes

With your Bachelor's in Information Assurance and Security from Capella, you'll design technical strategies for mitigating risks to information assets and learn to validate accuracy and integrity of information assets through audit, management and models. You'll also learn how to balance risk and benefit associated with information assets. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at CapellaResults.com

Source

People with Bachelor's degrees in IT from Capella earn an average of $42,000more per year than high school graduates.

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Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online Bachelor's in Information Assurance and Security include application security specialist, computer security specialist, data security analyst, information security manager or network security administrator. Potential workplaces include: bank or financial firm, global technology company, government, higher education or information technology consulting firm.

For a More In-Depth Study

With this area of study, Capella also offers a program concentration — an opportunity to delve deeper into your specific knowledge area. Your program concentration can be included in your transcript to potentially enhance career opportunities.

Earn Credit for What You Already Know

Your previous learning, work experience, and industry certifications may help you earn your degree in less time. To learn more, contact an enrollment counselor or visit our competency-based Prior Learning Assessment.

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5836, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.