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:
56 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:
Maximum transferable hours from a community college:
Accelerated BAS-CISS to MS-Cybersecurity
Undergraduate students may earn credit toward the Master of Science in Cybersecurity (MS-Cybersecurity) 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-Cybersecurity courses below concurrently with their undergraduate courses. These two courses will count toward both the MS-Cybersecurity 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:
- Maximum number of master’s level courses that can be taken: 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 Introduction to Information and Computer Technology
CISS 1341 Introduction of Computer Hardware
CISS 1342 Operating Systems
CISS 2350 Networking Technology
CISS 2410 Computer Programming I
CISS 2411 Computer Programming II
CISS 3330 Database Analysis and Design
CISS 3357 Cloud Computing
Graduate courses that may be taken by ABM students*:
CISS 8302* Database Management Systems
CISS 8304* Networking and Cloud Computing
CISS 8305* Hardware and Software Platforms
CISS 8306* Basic Scripting and Programming (substitutes for CISS 4321 )
CISS 8321 Cybersecurity Principles (substitutes for CISS 3360 )
CISS 8322 Cybersecurity Planning and Management (substitutes for CISS 3362 , prerequisite is CISS 8321 or CISS 3360 with C- or better)
*Note: CISS 8302, CISS 8304, CISS 8305, and CISS 8306 do not count toward the undergraduate Cyber Security Certificate.
- Students may take no more than 3 credit hours of graduate courses per semester.
- Students must be concurrently enrolled in at least 6 credit hours of undergraduate courses.
- 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.)
- Students must receive a grade of C- or better for graduate courses to count toward the undergraduate major.
- Current OLLU student
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Two faculty endorsements submitted by:
- Student’s faculty advisor
- Another full-time faculty member in the ABM discipline
- 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.