Bachelor's degrees in Computer Information Systems and Security
Our Lady of the Lake University, located in San Antonio, Texas, has bachelor's degrees in Computer Information Systems and Security that are certified by the National Security Agency (NSA).
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND SECURITY Our Lady of the Lake University’s School of Business and Leadership offers undergraduate degrees in Computer Information Systems and Security (CISS) that are certified by the National Security Agency (NSA). In addition, NSA and the Department of Homeland Security have recognized the University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. It is one of an elite group of universities nationwide to receive the designation. The undergraduate CISS program at OLLU prepares graduates for the wide-ranging field of information technology through hands-on experience with emerging technologies in the areas of: • • • • Computer and Network Security Database Development and Management Enterprise Resource Planning Hardware and Operating System • Information Assurance and Security • Networking Technology and Administration • Programming • Systems Analysis and Design The CISS programs are tied to the federal government’s objectives that encourage training and development of skilled professionals in order to protect the nation’s information technology infrastructure. Graduates of the programs are prepared to help develop, manage and protect computers and networks in government, medical centers, financial centers and virtually every sector of the economy. OLLU’s Center for Information Assurance Management and Leadership supports students in the CISS program in their efforts to obtain research opportunities, scholarships and fellowships. DEGREE OPTIONS The CISS program offers students three options: BUSINESS FOCUS: Emphasize the business aspects of CISS through the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in CISS, which prepares students to serve in a liaison role between information technology and the other business functions of an organization. TECHNOLOGY FOCUS: For a degree focused on the technological components of CISS, students may choose to pursue either a Bachelor of Science (BS) or Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS) in CISS degree. Students must have significant prior experience to pursue a BAS. EDUCATIONAL FOCUS: Students can prepare for teacher certification through a OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS 411 S.W. 24th Street San Antonio, Texas 78207-4689 210-431-3961 or 1-800-436-6558 • firstname.lastname@example.org Bachelor of Science-Education and teach technology applications to children in grades 7-12. Within the BBA, BS and BAS degree plans, students may also choose an elective track or technical field that specifically suits their career goals in information assurance or other computer information systems areas. Apply online at www.ollusa.edu/apply THE UNIVERSITY JOINT ADMISSIONS Students enrolled in the Alamo Colleges, El Paso Community Colleges and Laredo Community College can take part in OLLU’s Joint Admissions Program and become a member of the OLLU community while still attending community college. This gives students access to the OLLU library and other great resources before transferring to OLLU. In addition, OLLU accepts the maximum number of transfer credits from regionally and nationally accredited schools. FOR ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION, CONTACT: Computer Information Systems and Security Department 210-434-6711, ext. 2281 email@example.com CENTER FOR INFORMATION ASSURANCE MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP Students in OLLU’s CISS program have access to the University’s Center for Information Assurance Management and Leadership. The Center was created to provide access to high-quality information assurance and security policies, procedures, standards and guidelines for industry, the government and higher education. It serves as a resource for students and the community. Students also have opportunities to participate in leading-edge research with the Center. For a pilot project, OLLU students helped pioneer voter security research by examining the accuracy of electronic voting machines for three Texas counties during the 2006 elections. This research led to policy development for the state of Texas. Students also evaluated security standards for Next Generation 9-1-1 emergency number systems in a joint project with BexarMetro 9-1-1 District and another university. FACULTY Full-time faculty members in the CISS Department and the School of Business and Leadership have extensive professional and academic experience. Most have doctoral degrees and/or professional certifications. Seasoned practitioners who teach selected courses complement fulltime professors as adjunct faculty. Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU), founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, is a coeducational liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 3,000 students. A multi-campus, regional university, OLLU has campuses in San Antonio, The Woodlands (Houston) and the Rio Grande Valley. The University offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and minors, more than 14 master’s degree programs and two doctoral degree programs. Academic degree programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and Leadership, the School of Professional Studies and the Worden School of Social Service. OLLU incorporates a technology-rich curriculum in all areas of study, and provides access to a wide variety of high-tech resources. Our Lady of the Lake University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Our Lady of the Lake University that fall under one of these areas: (1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS 411 S.W. 24th Street San Antonio, Texas 78207-4689 210-431-3961 or 1-800-436-6558 • firstname.lastname@example.org Dec. 2013