Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
    
    Nov 13, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

Computer Information Systems and Security, BAS


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This major does not require a minor

Total number of hours required for this degree:
120 semester hours

Total number of hours (not including prerequisites) in major:
54 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in major:
36 semester hours

NOTE: BAS degrees are designed for students who have earned credit at another institution in an approved technical field, and therefore assume at least 18 semester hours in a technical field will be transferred. Technical field courses must be completed prior to matriculating at OLLU.

Required technical field transfer hours:

18-30 hours

Maximum transferable hours from a community college:

72 hours

Accelerated BAS-CISS to MS-ISS

Undergraduate students may earn credit toward the Master of Science in Information Systems and Security (MS-ISS) degree while completing a Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS) degree in Computer Information Systems and Security (CISS) through the CISS Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s (ABM) degree program. Students accepted into the CISS ABM program will be eligible to take two courses (six credit hours) from the list of MS-ISS courses below concurrently with their undergraduate courses. These two courses will count toward both the MS-ISS degree and the advanced CISS-related course requirement in the undergraduate CISS degree. The graduate courses also allow undergraduate students to build specific career-oriented focus areas that expand on advanced undergraduate course work.

Students in the CISS Accelerated Bachelor-to-Master (ABM) degree program must adhere to the following program restrictions, admission requirements, and deadlines:

Restrictions

  1. Maximum number of master’s level courses that can be taken: 2
  2. Courses that must be taken prior to taking any graduate courses:
    ENGL 1313  Composition I
    ENGL 1314  Composition II
    MATH 1304  College Algebra
    CISS 1310   Current Concepts of Information and Computer Technology
    CISS 1315   Computer Programming Logic and Design
    CISS 1341   Current Concepts of Computer Hardware
    CISS 1342   Current Concepts of Operating Systems
    CISS 2310   Computer Programming I
    CISS 2350   Networking Technology
    CISS 3330   Database Analysis and Design
    CISS 3355   Network Design and Implementation
  3. Graduate courses that may be taken by ABM students*:
    CISS 8302 Database Management Systems
    CISS 8303 Information Systems Development (prerequisite CISS 3331  with grade of C- or better) CISS 8304 Telecommunications and Networking
    CISS 8305 Information Systems Hardware and Software Platforms
    IASM 8302 Principles of Information Assurance and Security (substitutes for CISS 3360)
    IASM 8303 Information Assurance Planning and Management (substitutes for CISS 3362 , prerequisite is IASM 8302 or CISS 3360  with C- or better)
    *Note: CISS 8302, CISS 8303, CISS 8304, and CISS 8305 do not count toward the undergraduate Cyber Security Certificate.
  4. Students may take no more than 3 credit hours of graduate courses per semester.
  5. Students must be concurrently enrolled in at least 6 credit hours of undergraduate courses.
  6. Students must receive a B- or better in graduate courses in order for the class to count toward a master’s degree. (Courses with a grade lower than B- will need to be repeated in the master’s program.)
  7. Students must receive a grade of C- or better for graduate courses to count toward the undergraduate major.

Admission Requirements

  1. Current OLLU student
  2. Overall GPA: 3.0 at time of application, prior to enrolling in first graduate course, and in semesters in which enrolled in graduate courses while an undergraduate student
  3. GPA in major: 3.0 at time of application, prior to enrolling in first graduate course, and in semesters in which enrolled in graduate courses while an undergraduate student
  4. At time of application, completed 75 or more credit hours that apply to a BAS in CISS undergraduate degree with grades of C- or higher in all major requirements
  5. Prior to enrolling in first graduate course, completed 90 or more credit hours that apply to the CISS undergraduate degree with grades of C- or higher in all major requirements completed
  6. Two faculty endorsements, submitted by:
    1. Student’s faculty advisor
    2. Another full-time faculty member in the ABM discipline

Deadlines

  • To begin taking graduate courses in summer or fall semesters: February 1
  • To begin taking graduate courses in the spring semester: September 1

Since students must transfer technical field courses for the BAS degree, it is likely that additional credit hours will also be transferred. The courses that are most likely to have been earned at another institution are listed in Years One and Two below. Actual course sequences will vary, depending on courses transferred.

General Education courses required:


Suggested Sequence of Courses:


Required for BAS in Computer Information Systems and Security

Fall - Year One


MATHEMATICS 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

Total: 15-18 hrs


Spring - Year One


NATURAL SCIENCE 4 hrs


General Education Requirements  

Total: 16-19 hrs


ORAL COMMUNICATION 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

Total: 15-18 hrs


Spring - Year Two


SOCIAL SCIENCE 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

Total: 15-18 hrs


PHILOSOPHY 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

LITERATURE 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

Total: 15 hrs


Spring - Year Three


FOREIGN LANGUAGE/MULTICULTURAL 3-4 hrs


General Education Requirements  

Total: 15-16 hrs


Fall - Year Four


Total: 12-15 hrs


Spring - Year Four


  • Advanced Business/Leadership 3 hrs
  • Advanced CISS 3 hrs
  • Additional credit hrs 0-8

Total: 6-14 hrs


Note(s):


The following components are required in all degrees:

General education, major, and completion of:

  • overall semester hours - 120
  • institutional semester hours - 45
  • overall advanced hours - 36
  • institutional advanced hours - 24

Required General Education courses:

MATH 1304 , ECON 2301  

Foreign language requirement, if any:
None

Acceptable minor fields:
None required (see “Minors for School of Business and Leadership  Students” in the introduction to the SBL section)

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