Advisement for the major is available from the Information and Decision Sciences Department
Information Systems, B.S. Network Security Focus Curriculum Guide (Suggested 4-Year Plan of Study)
Information systems majors must choose one or multiple tracks. Students who choose the General Focus are not allowed pursue additional focuses in the Information and Decision Sciences Department.
The network security focus provides a comprehensive coverage of network analysis, design, implementation, maintenance and security. It equally emphasizes both the technical and managerial aspects of network management. It provides a strong foundation in networking suitable for general IS majors and IS majors who will work in the networking field. The focus emphasizes hands-on experiences by including both physical labs and simulations.
Completion of the focus prepares graduates to be competitive candidates for entry-level professional networking positions in any organization, both within the private and public sectors, immediately upon graduation. They also will be well-prepared to successfully complete networking certification exams, e.g. CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, Testout Network Pro, and Testout Security Pro.The information systems major addresses information analysis, business system design and information systems management. The program curriculum emphasizes business and organizational studies as well as information systems technology. Students are prepared to enter careers in areas relating to developing, maintaining and using information in a variety of organizational settings.
Students become familiar with modern computer technology and how appropriate hardware and software are integrated into analyzing business problems. Students learn how to apply computers, software and systems techniques to solve information systems problems within organizations and provide managers with the information needed for operational and strategic decisions. The major balances theory and application to prepare students for careers in private-sector or public-sector positions such as business systems analysts, information resource managers, database and network administrators.
The undergraduate information systems curriculum consists of a lower-division (pre-professional) core, upper-division (professional) core, special requirements and information systems requirements. The pre-professional curricular requirements enable majors to acquire a common body of knowledge essential to successful completion of the professional program coursework.
Information Systems Policies & Procedures
A student with an intended information systems major will be classified in a preprofessional track until the student has applied to and been accepted in the information systems B.S. major.
Information systems majors must submit applications for admission to the Professional Program. No information systems student will be allowed to remain in 300/400 level Perdue School courses if s/he has not submitted this application.
Information systems requirements (3 courses) and Electives (3 courses) need to be completed with a C grade or higher.
Students majoring in information systems must complete all upper-division courses with a 2.0 GPA or higher and may repeat courses only once.
Lower division core, upper division core, major and special requirements may be repeated only once. Students desiring to repeat an SU course to improve a grade must repeat that course at SU.
Track courses are to be taken at SU. A maximum of 6 credit hours of comparable courses may be approved if taken at AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accredited schools.
For Additional Policies and Procedures: Please refer to the Department of Information and Decision Sciences.
The applied business learning experience (ABLE) is normally completed during the second semester of the junior year or the first semester of the senior year and can be met through either an internship or experiential project.
Internships are normally completed off campus at a variety of businesses, government or not-for-profit organizations.
For additional information concerning ABLE program requirements, students should see the undergraduate programs coordinator.
Students who decide to pursue a second major/ concentration/track must complete a minimum of 12 hours of new credits for each additional major/concentration/track.
This checklist is an unofficial tool for planning. Matriculated students and advisors should consult the Academic Requirements Report in GullNet before and after registering for classes each semester to track academic progress.