Information Security and Intelligence
Why Choose Information Security & Intelligence?
The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Ferris State University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.
The Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations has named Ferris State University as the first university to obtain designation as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence.
Ferris State University is a host site for the Michigan Cyber Range. This provides students with a unique opportunity to develop skills in detecting, preventing, and responding to cyber-attacks in a controlled setting that approximates the real world. The Cyber Range allows for actual performance of cyber security techniques such as penetration testing, digital forensics, malware analysis, and other information technology pursuits in a logically isolated system that has connectivity potential nationwide.
The Information Security & Intelligence degree prepares you for a variety of career possibilities in fields that allow you to see your contribution in action. Computer Forensics, Information Security, Intelligence/Big Data, Incident Response, and Mobile Security are a few of the possibilities. Opportunities exist in the government, security, intelligence, health care, insurance, finance, and education fields.
New students: High school student admission requires a minimum 3.0 high school GPA and either a Math ACT minimum score of 22 or SAT minimum math score of 520.
Transfer students: Requires a combined college or university GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) from all institutions attended. GPA is based on completion of 24 credit hours or more. Students must have completed the transfer equivalency for FSU's MATH 115 or higher with a minimum grade of "C" or have either a minimum ACT Math score of 22 or minimum SAT Math score of 520.
Additionally, all students applying for admission to the ISI program will have to submit a 750 to 1,000 word essay that addresses the following: Who they are and why they desire admission to the ISI program, description of a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution, or experience, and a description of someone that influenced them and why.
Additional guidance can be found on the College of Business web page under the Admissions tab.
General Education Requirements
All general University General Education requirements can be found here: http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/academics/gened/courses/GenEd-bachelor.pdf
Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives: https://wwws.ferris.edu/academics/gened/courses/
The Bachelor of Science in Information Security & Intelligence is awarded to those individuals who have completed the 120 required credit hours with a minimum 2.0 GPA in their major classes, concentration classes, and overall.
Accountancy, Finance & Information Systems
119 South Street, BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
Information Security and Intelligence - 80 Credits
Major Courses - 48 Credits Required
CONCENTRATION** or approved minor - 12 Credits Required - ADVISOR APPROVAL REQUIRED
** Concentrations may be selected from one of the following options or a custom concentration may be developed with advisor approval.
(all classes and concentrations may not be available at all campuses - Main Campus only options are indicated by ***)
Advisor approval required.