Information Systems Security Degrees Anderson SC
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Information Systems Security Degrees
If you are interested in a career in information systems security, you should consider enrolling in one of the following degree programs: computer science, information science, or management information systems (MIS) with an information systems security focus. Just about every technical school and most business schools offer the degrees listed above. Most large traditional colleges and universities with majors from A-Z offer these degree programs as well.
These schools will house a technology department and/or school of business that will offer one or all of the degrees listed here.
Depending in the institution, several formats may be available including traditional (entirely on-campus), online (entirely online), or blended format (both online and on-campus). Many working and continuing/adult education students as well as students with major scheduling conflicts find that the blended or online option is much easier to manage. Online students may also opt for this format if the school of their choice is too far to commute. In some cases, students would prefer not to relocate, so they may choose the online option as well.
While both the online option and the on-campus option provide a high quality education for students, there are several differences that mat not work for some students. The online option might be more difficult as students are expected to be very disciplined and organized. They must also work very well unsupervised. It is the student’s responsibility to log in for a specific number of hours per course, to turn in assignments on or before set deadlines, and to post to discussion boards in a timely and professional manner. A significant portion of the online students grade depends on participation. This is not really the case in on-campus environments where the student need only show up and listen to the lecture.
Some students might also miss the face-to-face interaction with instructors and peers, while others might see this is as a distraction. So, when it comes to making the decision to choose an online program over an on-campus program, it really boils down to a matter of preference as both types of degrees are valid in the career world. That is, if the program is accredited.
When applying for online information systems security degree programs, all you have to do is check to make sure the school is accredited by a recognized agency. One or more of the following agencies has accredited top online and on-campus colleges:
-Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
-Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
-Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
-Distance Education and Training Council (DETC)
-Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
-New England Association of Schools and Colleges
-North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
-Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
-Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
-Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Visit the U.S. Department of Education at Ed.gov for additional agency listings. In addition, accredited online programs should have the same curriculum requirements as traditional programs. Review the information systems security curriculum for a top technical school such as California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Compare it to the program you have chosen. If the curriculum for the program you have chosen seems a little off and the school has not been accredited by a recognized agency, you should think twice before applying.
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