1 RECOGNIZED PROVEN RESPECTED MARKETABLE FLEXIBLE Leann Atoigue Student SCHOOL OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS Apply today: strayer.edu/apply FLEXIBLE / AFFORDABLE / VALUABLE
2 OUR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS (BSIS) PROGRAM WILL EMPOWER YOU WITH THE VITAL SKILLS* AND THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK NECESSARY FOR A SUCCESSFUL CAREER. The business world is in growing need of professionals who can keep up with the rapid changes and advances of technology. At Strayer University, you ll focus on the latest trends, programs, and topics in information systems equipping yourself to take on the many challenges and opportunities the field has to offer. Establish a solid framework in technology infrastructure, systems development, and strategic planning. Develop communication, critical-thinking, and quantitative competencies. Enhance your knowledge mainframe, and upgrade your marketability. Graduates of the BSIS program may apply all the credits earned toward a Master of Science in Information Systems at Strayer University. *The School of Information Systems and Technology uses virtual, live labs such as MOAC Labs, EC-Council-ILabs, and Toolwire, providing a live, networked environment, with anytime-anywhere access. KEY LEARNING OBJECTIVES APPLY knowledge of information technology solutions to enhance organizational performance. DEMONSTRATE the ability to conceptualize and analyze an organizational problem, and identify its appropriate computing solution. DEMONSTRATE the ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences to accomplish a common goal. DEMONSTRATE the ability to analyze, understand, manage, and control information technology risk. DEMONSTRATE an understanding of the professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities of securing data and infrastructure. APPLY management techniques to ongoing information technology operations. Demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate information systems solutions that satisfy organizational needs. DEMONSTRATE the ability to communicate in writing and through graphic representations with a range of audiences. ANALYZE the impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society. APPLY critical analysis of data and research skills that exploit organizational opportunities created by technology innovations. Accreditations and Approvals STRAYER UNIVERSITY IS ACCREDITED BY THE MIDDLE STATES COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education. Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA ( ) THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY (NSA) COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL SECURITY SYSTEMS (CNSS) certifies that Strayer University s information security curriculum meets the national training standards for information systems security professionals and system administrators (NSTISSI No. 4011, 4013). Additionally, the BSIS curriculum aligns with curricular guidelines set by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
3 PROGRAM CONCENTRATIONS The BSIS curriculum offers you a choice of seven different concentrations to tailor your degree to your unique career and learning goals: Computer Forensics Management Master the ability to process and report on digital computer evidence from a crime scene or in connection with a computer forensics investigation in the public or private sector. You ll focus on the managerial aspects of the field, including policy, practice, planning, risk management, response, and examination. Coursework provides preparation for students interested in roles such as Information Technology or Information Systems Manager/Director, Data Processing Manager, MIS Director, Computing Services Director, Director of Application Development, or Technical Services Manager. Cyber Security Management Become an authority on protecting data assets. You ll explore the design, implementation, and management of security initiatives in common and complex computing environments. Learn the knowledge, skills, legal background, and ethical principles necessary for sound and effective policy development. Coursework prepares students for roles such as Information Technology Specialist, Data Security Administrator, Information Security Analyst, Information Security Officer, Computer Specialist, Information Security Specialist, Information Systems Security Analyst, Computer Security Specialist, Information Security Manager, and Information Technology Security Analyst. Enterprise Data Management Build your mastery of core database and ancillary technologies. You ll focus on complex tools and processes, such as database decision support, business intelligence, and data warehousing and enterprise resource planning systems. Hone skills in database software installation and maintenance, as well as backup, recovery, archiving, and analysis. Coursework is applicable for students interested in positions requiring administration of databases in a variety of organizational environments. Homeland Security Management Learn to implement powerful strategies and policies to minimize IT risks to U.S. Homeland Security infrastructure. Become adept in disaster recovery response planning. Develop an understanding of both technology and policy issues associated with leading homeland security efforts domestic and international. Coursework prepares students for roles such as Data Security Administrator, Information Security Analyst, Information Security Officer, Computer Specialist, Information Security Specialist, Information Systems Security Analyst, Computer Security Specialist, Information Security Manager, and Information Technology Security Analyst.. IT Project Management Prepare to manage and lead information technology projects with contemporary tools and practices. Learn to effectively model, plan, and execute information technology projects. Coursework provides students for roles as Information Technology Project Managers in small, midsized, or large corporations, and government agencies. Software Engineering Management Hone your ability to apply software engineering practice and theory to address real world business opportunities and challenges. You ll gain the competencies needed to develop and manage contemporary information systems and support software and web development environments. Coursework provides preparation for students interested in roles such as Information Technology Manager, Information Technology Director, Information Systems Director, Data Processing Manager, MIS Director, Information Systems Manager, Information Systems Supervisor, Computing Services Director, Director of Application Development, and Web Development Manager. Technology Management Gain knowledge of core technologies and organizational practices for managing information in technology environments. Learn practices, theories, and competencies needed for managing technology within any sized corporation, Internet service provider, or government agency. Coursework provides preparation for students interested in roles such as Information Technology Manager, Information Technology Director, Information Systems Director, Data Processing Manager, MIS Director, Information Systems Manager, Information Systems Supervisor, Computing Services Director, Director of Application Development, and Technical Services Manager.
4 COURSE OF STUDY Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Area I-Core Component 27.0 Credit Hours ACC 100 Accounting I BUS 100 Introduction to Business CIS 106 Introduction to Information Technology CIS 109 Introduction to Management Information Systems ENG 115 English Composition MAT 104 Algebra with Applications Area II-Major Component 36.0 Credit Hours CIS 111 Introduction to Relational Database Management Systems CIS 175 Introduction to Networking CIS 210 Systems Analysis and Development CIS 333 Network Security Fundamentals CIS 336 Enterprise Architecture CIS 348 Information Technology Project Management CIS 349 Information Technology Audit & Control CIS 499 Undergraduate Information Systems Capstone Component Students must choose one of the following Area II Concentration Components to complete the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems. Area III-General Education Component 54.0 Credit Hours ENG 215 Research and Writing ENG 315 Professional Communications OR ENG 316 Technical Writing (Required for IS) HIS 105 Contemporary U.S. History OR POL 110 U.S. Government HUM 111 World Cultures I HUM 112 World Cultures II MAT 300 Statistics PHI 210 Critical Thinking PSY 100 Psychology of Adjustment OR PSY 105 Introduction to Psychology REL 212 World Religions SCI 110 Introduction to Physical Science OR SCI 115 Introduction to Biology SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology ECO 405 Economic Problems and Issues OR POL 300 Contemporary International Problems OR SOC 300 Sociology of Developing Countries Area IV-Elective Component 45.0 Credit Hours These courses are selected in consultation with the Academic Advisor; within this component it is possible for students to develop a minor in a second area of study (See Minors ). Students attending New Jersey campuses must take five electives from the General Studies disciplines listed in the catalog: Economics, English, Foreign Language, History, Humanities, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Science and Sociology. Minimum Total Quarter Hours Required for Completion Concentration in Computer Forensics Management CIS 417 Computer Forensics CIS 462 Security Strategy and Policy SEC 405 Computer Crime Investigation Concentration in Cyber Security Management CIS 438 Information Security Legal Issues CIS 462 Security Strategy and Policy SEC 402 Cyber Security Concentration in Enterprise Data Management CIS 356 Decision Support & Business Intelligence CIS 429 Data Warehouse Planning CIS 443 Agile Project Management CIS 446 Enterprise Resources Planning Systems Concentration in Homeland Security Management CIS 462 Security Strategy and Policy SEC 310 Homeland Security Organization and Administration SEC 402 Cyber Security Concentration in IT Project Management BUS 419 Project Estimating and Budgeting BUS 437 Project Procurement Management CIS 353 Project Requirements and Design CIS 443 Agile Project Management Concentration in Software Engineering Management CIS 353 Project Requirements & Design CIS 421 Software Engineering CIS 433 Software Architecture Techniques CIS 443 Agile Project Management Concentration in Technology Management BUS 310 Human Resource Management CIS 353 Project Requirements & Design CIS 438 Information Security Legal Issues All courses are 4.5 credits. Programs and concentrations vary by state. For more information about what is available in your state, contact an Admissions Representative.
5 ON CAMPUS, ONLINE, ON YOUR SCHEDULE. For a 120-year-old university, we re pretty forward-thinking. With 100 campuses spread across 25 states, we re just about anywhere you look. And we offer convenient class times to fit your busy life including evenings and weekends. You can even jump on your laptop or access Strayer s mobile app, to participate in online classes wherever you are. Whether you prefer learning online, on campus, or even both, a Strayer education prepares you for the future by allowing you to earn your degree on your schedule. Go to strayer.edu to find a convenient campus location near you. RESOURCES AND SUPPORT? CHECK. Just like pursuing higher education, finding a job can often require hours of preparation and research and a little support can go a long way. Our University Career Center (UCC) offers a number of proven and go to market resources designed to meet your career needs and boost your professional development giving you an edge over the competition. No matter what your career path is, we re here to help every step of the way. With free Microsoft software and discounted HP hardware, you ll be able to save hundreds of dollars using Strayer s Tech Pack. Strayer s convenient mobile app allows you to participate in classes, find a campus, connect in social media, get help and more. It s available for Apple and Android, and a must-have for any Strayer student. Program availability varies by state and campus. Please visit for program availability. For disclosures regarding Strayer University s academic programs, please go to Students may be required to take courses in an online format in order to complete a degree program. In Ohio, Associate of Arts degree programs are called Associate of Applied Business. Transfer of Course/Degree Credit to Other Institutions in Arkansas: The student should be aware that these degree programs may not transfer. The transfer of course/degree credit is determined by the receiving institution. Certified to operate by SCHEV. Ohio registration numbers: B, B, B, B, T B, B. This institution is approved by the Indiana Board for Proprietary Education, 101 W Ohio St., Ste. 670, Indianapolis, IN , Ext For licensure and certification information, please go to Strayer University is authorized for operation by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, 431 East Adams, 2nd Floor, Springfield, IL ,
6 GET A BETTER IDEA OF WHAT S AHEAD. You already know your goals, but may need a better idea of how much it could cost to reach them. These charts are designed to provide you with a general overview of tuition, and the amount of time it could take to earn your degree. Since every Strayer student brings their own unique experience, your costs and time to completion can vary depending on things like transferable credits, loans, grants, scholarships, even life experience. For a clearer breakdown of your Strayer education, start by reviewing the charts below. Then begin your Personal Education Plan for a more in-depth look. IF YOU ARE: NUMBER OF CLASSES TIME TO GRADUATE Full-time 3 or more classes per quarter 3.5 years or fewer Part-time 2 or fewer classes per quarter 5 years or more The times to graduate assume that students are enrolled in consecutive quarters. Transfer of college credit, challenge exams, and other individual circumstances may allow you to complete your degree sooner. Students study at their own pace and on their own schedule. Normal time for program completion is 6.5 years. YOU RE ALREADY QUALIFIED TO LEARN. YOU MAY QUALIFY TO SAVE. There are many ways to cut the cost on a premium education. Federal or private loans Grants Tuition assistance from your employer COURSES REQUIRED TRANSFER CREDITS ACCEPTED QUARTER LENGTH 40 YES 11 WEEKS COURSE COST Full time $1,700 Part time $1,775 *Textbooks and supplies are not included in the tuition rate and must be purchased by the student. You should allow approximately $150 per course for textbooks and supplies. Does not include the application fee of $50 or the technology fee of $45. In Tennessee, tuition for full-time undergraduate studets is $1775 per course. Military tuition assistance Scholarships IT ONLY TAKES A FEW MINUTES TO PLAN YOUR FUTURE. At Strayer, we understand the thought of pursuing a higher education can be overwhelming. That s why we ve created the Personal Education Plan a step-by-step planner that helps to provide the estimates and answers to everything you want to know, instantly. Strayer s Personal Education Plan will even answer your questions about tuition, scheduling, graduation dates, and the most important question of all When do I start? EARNING YOUR DEGREE IS CHALLENGING. PLANNING FOR IT DOESN T HAVE TO BE. BUILD YOUR PERSONAL EDUCATION PLAN TODAY. Visit STRAYER.EDU to build your education plan Program Length: Strayer University students are mostly working adults who earn their degrees at their own pace and on their own schedule. Most students attend part-time, and the normal time to complete this program is 6 years. On-Time Graduation Rate: 76% of our students who graduated from this program between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012, did so within 6 years. Median Loan Debt: For all students completing this program between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012, the median cumulative loan debt for each of the following are: Federal student loans: $22,400 Private loans: $0 Institutional finance loans: $0 Program Costs: Cost information for Strayer University programs is available at The tuition and fees for the entire program, at current part-time tuition rates, are $72,400, and at current full-time tuition rates, are $69,000. The tuition and fees for the entire program for all Tennessee students are $72,400. The total estimated cost for books and supplies for the entire program is $6,000. Strayer University does not offer on-campus housing. Occupations: The following U.S. Department of Labor Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes and occupational titles are disclosed pursuant to U.S. Department of Education regulations, and correspond to the U.S. Department of Education Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code for this program. Computer and Information Systems Managers ; Computer and Information Research Scientists ; Software Developers, Systems Software ; Software Quality Assurance Engineers and Testers ; Web Administrators ; Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists ; Geographic Information Systems Technicians ; Database Architects ; Data Warehousing Specialists ; Business Intelligence Analysts ; Search Marketing Strategists ; Document Management Specialists ; Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary For more information, please visit: