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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. A degree in information security provides you with the knowledge you need to protect the most important asset of any business: their information.

Capella University's online bachelor's in Information Assurance and Security helps you apply the latest methods of effective enterprise-wide security to ensure the safeguarding and confidentiality of any secure data. The information security degree delves into subjects such as database systems, software architecture, programming, human-computer interaction, and more. The program also covers the areas of ethics and project management.

Flexible: Capella’s online learning model is designed for busy working professionals like you. There are no in-person classes, which means you design your course schedule to fit around your life. Moreover, FlexPath – our self-paced learning option allows you to learn at a pace dictated entirely by you.

Affordable: Develop the skills you need to make a difference in the classroom, while maximizing your investment, with an affordable degree. Calculate My Costs & Graduation Date.

Accredited. Respected.

Capella University has been designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD) for academic years 2014-2021.

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's BS in IT program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org*

*The FlexPath format for the BS in Information Technology program specializations is not accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET

IT Certifications and Digital Badge Option

Industry Certifications

Gain the skills and knowledge you need to take these certification exams—and the vouchers to take them for free:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Project+
NSA Badge

Earn an NSA digital badge on the way to your BS IT-IAS degree to illustrate your mastery and skills in:

  • Information Assurance and Security

Hands-On Learning Through Virtual Lab Environment

Capella’s virtual lab environment gives you a practical, hands-on learning experience designed around industry best practices. Our safe, interactive platform allows you to develop in-demand skills by practicing with tools you’d work with in your future career.

Access to Cutting-Edge Content at No Additional Cost

Pluralsight, a global leader in online learning for IT specialists, students in select IT courses receive full business account access to Pluralsight’s library of more than 5,000 courses—a $499 value—that also includes access to Code School for interactive learning and lab practice.

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 Prior Learning Assessment page.

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.

FlexPath: A More Direct Path to Your Degree

FlexPath can help you earn your degree on your own schedule, at your own pace — with the potential to save you time and money. FlexPath self-paced learning allows you to move quickly through subjects you’re more familiar with or more slowly as needed. You’ll develop the same mastery — and earn the same degree — as our GuidedPath learning format, only in a more efficient, more personalized way. Learn more about FlexPath self-paced learning.

The FlexPath format is not accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

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

People with Bachelor's degrees in IT from Capella earn an average of $42,000 more 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.

To learn more, call 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.

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