Bachelor’s Degree in Information Security
Recent growth in the cybersecurity sector has outpaced growth in overall computer-related jobs, according to a recent report in the cybersecurity job market by career research firm Burning Glass International. In the Richmond area, demand for cybersecurity professionals grew 250% between 2007 and 2012, despite the recent recession.
Our Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies (BSPS) major in Information Security seeks to prepare students to be IT security specialists and decision makers in information security positions in private industry and government sectors. Check out careers available for information security professionals.
The BSPS in Information Security provides a marketable credential, backed by cutting-edge theory and real-world application, in light of the growing importance of information and data security in a globally networked society.
Minors in Emergency Management, HR Management and Paralegal Studies may be used to complement the Information Security major to prepare for specific management, government, and legal sector employment opportunities.
The BSPS requires 120 semester hours of coursework, including 30 hours for the major in Information Security. You may transfer up to 60 semester hours into the degree.
Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies
30 semester hours. Includes Common Seminar and Areas of Study.
6 semester hours
Areas of Study
24 semester hours. At least one 3-hour course from each of the following areas:
- Natural Sciences
- Social Sciences and Cultural Studies
- MATH 103U Finite Mathematics (or higher)
- The Arts
60 semester hours. Coursework selected from across the curriculum. Minors may be drawn from this area. Foundation Coursework applies toward General Distribution.
The student’s placement test score, along with advising recommendations, will determine the pathway of foundation courses before other required coursework.
30 semester hours. Select from Human Resource Management, Information Security, IT Management or Paralegal Studies.
Undergraduate Major in Information Security
The undergraduate major in Information Security is available for the Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies (BSPS).
9 semester hours
10 semester hours
11 semester hours from the following: