Why Choose Information Security Intelligence?
As the only program of its kind in the country, Ferris' Information Security & Intelligence (ISI) program is at the forefront in its response to the need for skilled workers in Information Security/Data Analysis/Digital Forensics. Developed with input from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Pentagon, and investigative agencies; providing hands-on utilization of state of the art technology; this program, including its emphasis on visual analysis, data mining and geographic information systems, is uniquely positioned to prepare students to address the cyber security issues facing organizations and/or the nation. Exceptionally, and, in some cases, uniquely, qualified faculty bring students the combination of real world experience, academic preparation, specialized training and certifications (e.g., licensed Professional Investigator). In fact, completion of the program satisfies the education credential necessary for our students to be licensed as Professional Investigators in the State of Michigan, while our computer forensics coursework is accepted as meeting the education requirement to sit for computer forensics examinations. The program is also certified by NSA's Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation Program as mapping 100% to the National Security System Standards (CNSS). This is, indeed, a degree that enables its graduates to stand out in the workplace with a set of skills, knowledge and abilities that few others will match.
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, Fraud Investigation, Information Security, Intelligence, and Terrorism and Crime Analysis are a few of the possibilities. Opportunities exist in the government, security, intelligence, health care, insurance, finance, education and several other fields.
New Students: 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from high school and ACT composite score of 22.
Transfer Students: Combined college or university GPA of 2.70 (on a 4.0 scale) from all institutions attended, and the following criteria: (1) transfer equivalency for ENGL 150 or placement in ENGL 150 the first semester at FSU which would require an English ACT score of 16 or higher; (2) transfer equivalency for FSU MATH 115 or placement in MATH 115 the first semester at FSU which would require a Math ACT score of 19 or higher.
Exceptions: Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business Dean's Office.
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.
Ferris State University/Grand Rapids campus
Applied Technology Center
151 Fountain Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (800) 998-3425
Phone: (616) 451-4777
Ferris State University/Northern Michigan
2200 Dendrinow Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: (866) 857-1954
Phone: (231) 995-1734
Accountancy, Finance & Information Systems
119 South Street BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
Phone: (231) 591-2434
The ISI program is certified by NSA's Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation Program as mapping 100% to the National Security System Standards (CNSS) Next Review is August 2014.