Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    
    Apr 24, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Computer Information Systems and Security, BS


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This major is available in San Antonio and online. Students enrolled in the San Antonio program may not complete the program online. 

This major does not require a minor.

Total number of hours required for this degree:

120 semester hours

Total number of hours in major:

59 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in major:

39 semester hours

Accelerated BS-CISS to MS-Cybersecurity

Undergraduate students may earn credit toward the Master of Science in Cybersecurity degree while completing a Bachelor of Science (BS) 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:

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   Introduction to Information and Computer Technology


    CISS 1341   Introduction to Computer Hardware


    CISS 1342   Operating Systems


    CISS 2410    Computer Programming I


    CISS 2411    Computer Programming II


    CISS 2350  Networking Technology


    CISS 3330  Database Analysis and Design


    CISS 3357  Cloud Computing
  3. 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 Cybersecurity Certificate.

  1. Students may take no more than 3 credit hours of graduate courses per semester.
  2. Students must be concurrently enrolled in at least 6 credit hours of undergraduate courses.
  3. 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.)
  4. 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 BS 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

General Education courses required:


Suggested Sequence of Courses:


Required for BS in Computer Information Systems and Security

Fall - Year One


ENGLISH 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

MATHEMATICS 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

Total: 15 hrs


Spring - Year One


NATURAL SCIENCE 4 hrs


General Education Requirements  

Total: 16 hrs


ORAL COMMUNICATION 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

SOCIAL SCIENCE 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

Total: 16 hrs


FOREIGN LANGUAGE/MULTICULTURAL 3-4 hrs


General Education Requirements  

LITERATURE 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

PHILOSOPHY 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

Total: 16-17 hrs


Fall - Year Three


Total: 15 hrs


Total: 15 hrs


Total: 15 hrs


Spring - Year Four


Total: 12 hrs


Note(s):


The following components are required in all degrees:



General education, major, and validation of completion of:

  • overall semester hours - 120
  • institutional semester hours - 42
  • overall advanced hours - 36
  • institutional advanced hours - 24

Required General Education courses:

MATH 1304  

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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