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Information Security Intelligence ISIN

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science

College(s): Business

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting 1 3
HSCJ 202 Intro to Information Security 3
HSCJ 310 Digital Forensics and Analysis 3
HSCJ 317 Fraud Examination 3
ISIN 200 All Things Digital 3
ISIN 300 Link and Visual Analysis 3
ISIN 301 Data-Intelligence Comp Theory 3
ISIN 312 Applications of Info Security 3
ISIN 380 Current Issues in ISIN 3
ISIN 429 Legal-Ethical Issues Infor Sec 3
ISIN 491 ISI Internship 3
ISIN 499 Capstone Experience 3
ISYS 200 Database Design-Implementation 3
MGMT 301 Applied Management 3
MGMT 350 Mgmt Metrics & Decision Making 3
MKTG 321 Principles of Marketing 3
PROJ 320 Proj Management Fundamentals 3
STQM 260 Introduction to Statistics 3
STQM 270 Introduction to Data Mining 3
STQM 360 Risk Analysis and Strategy 3
Directed Electives 8
(May not be available at all campuses)
Data Mining Concentration (Big Rapids campus only)
ISYS 371 Adv Database Design-Implement 3
STQM 322 Inferential Statistics 3
STQM 342 Data Mining Tools 3
STQM 380 Data Mining Processes 3
GIS Concentration
GISC 225 Principles of GIS 3
GISC 282 Geographic Infor Systems 2 3
GISC 382 GIS Data Analysis-Specializ 3
ISYS 371 Adv Database Design-Implement 3
Digital Forensics Concentration
HSCJ 315 Advanced Digital Forensics 3
ISYS 216 Intro to Java Programming 3
ISYS 325 Networking Essentials 3
ISYS 371 Adv Database Design-Implement 3
National Security Concentration
ISIN 350 Org Planning-Security Measures 3
ISIN 351 Global Security and Policy 3
ISIN 352 Role of Intel in Natl Security 3
Elective 3
Network Security Concentration
ISYS 277 Linux Network Administration 3
ISYS 325 Networking Essentials 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Project Management Concentration
MGMT 370 Quality-Operations Mgmt 3
PROJ 350 Project Scheduling 3
PROJ 351 Project Communication 3
PROJ 420 Managing Procurement 3
Software Development Concentration
ISYS 204 Introduction to Visual Basic 3
ISYS 216 Intro to Java Programming 3
ISYS 304 Advanced Visual Basic Program 3
ISYS 316 Advanced Java Programming 3
Penetration Testing & Secure Software Concentration
ISIN 305 Developing a Web Presence 3
ISIN 335 Pen Testing and Cloud Security 3
ISIN 430 Pen Testing & Mobile Security 3
Directed Elective 3
Business Concentration
ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting 2 3
BLAW 321 Contracts and Sales 3
FINC 322 Financial Management 1 3
MGMT 370 Quality-Operations Mgmt 3
Foreign Language Concentration (Transfer) 12
Communication Competence
Choose one:
COMM 105 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM 121 Fundamentals-Public Speaking 3
COMM 201 3
ENGL 150 English 1 3
ENGL 250 English 2 3
Choose one:
ENGL 311 Advanced Technical Writing 3
ENGL 321 Advanced Composition 3
ENGL 325 Advanced Business Writing 3
Scientific Understanding
Lab Science Elective 4
Science Elective 3 - 4
MATH 115 Intermediate Algebra 3
* (If MATH ACT is 24 or higher, substitute a general elective)
Cultural Enrichment
*Electives (one at 200 level or above, one foreign language recommended) 9
Social Awareness
*Electives (one at 200 level or above) 9
Minimum credits required 120

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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Admission Requirements

New Students: 3.0 high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and an ACT composite score of 22.

Transfer Students: Combined college or university GPA of 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale) from all institutions attended. GPA is based on completion of 12 credit hours or more. Transfer equivalency for FSU ENGLISH 150 or placement during the first semester at FSU which would require an ACT English score of 16 or higher; Compass score 70 – 100. Transfer equivalency for FSU MATH 115 or placement during the first semester at FSU which would require an ACT Math score of 19 or higher; Compass Algebra score 46 - 74 and HS Algebra with 2.0.

Exceptions for New and Transfer Students: Applicants not meeting the above criteria but having a 2.35 High School GPA and at least a 16 ACT in Math or Reading (2.00 Overall GPA for Transfer Students) can be considered for conditional admission in a College of Business Pre-Program. Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business Dean’s Office.

Pre-Program students must complete a minimum of 12 FSU credits (excluding developmental courses) with a 2.35 GPA; courses must include ENGL 150 and MATH 115 before being considered for admission into their program of choice. Students must meet admission criteria for their chosen degree program by the time they have earned 30 credits.

More Information:
Additional guidance can be found on the College of Business Webpage under the Admissions tab.

Graduation Requirements

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.

More Information

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
Email: fsugr@ferris.edu

Ferris State University/Northern Michigan
University Center
2200 Dendrinow Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: (866) 857-1954
Phone: (231) 995-1734
E-mail: ferrisnorth@ferris.edu

Accountancy, Finance & Information Systems
119 South Street BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
Phone: (231) 591-2434
Email: AFIS@ferris.edu

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.

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