Program Introduction

In the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Security, students will learn the fundamentals of information security including design and implementation of secure systems, security assessment, and computer security ethics. Students will utilize a variety of cutting edge technologies and labs in many hands-on learning activities. 

Program Highlights


Our online bachelor’s degree in information systems security provides the same coursework and campus connectivity as our on-ground students, with the added convenience and flexibility to fit your schedule.

Cutting edge

Computer science majors take courses that allow them to create their own iPad/iPhone application, design and program robots, learn about the latest viruses and stay on the cutting edge of digital forensic trends.


Online and on campus students have access to
laboratories hosted on virtual servers.


Undergraduate students have the opportunity to
participate in National Science Foundation sponsored research, publish research papers and present their findings at national conferences.

State Farm Insurance

State Farm Insurance includes UIS on its elite list of college computer science preferred programs. Through this partnership, UIS has access to:

  • Guest lecturers
  • Internship Offerings
  • Enhanced graduate recruitment


  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Data Security Administrator
  • Information Security Manager
  • Network Security Engineer
  • IT Auditor
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Analyst/Consultant

Program Skills

Graduates of the B.S. in Information Systems Security program will have the necessary skill set to enter into security-centric careers in network and computer administration, system analysis, computer support, and the like. In addition, students will be equipped to enter into related graduate level programs in Computer Science.


The UIS Computer Science Department is a Cisco Regional Networking Academy, serving as the instruction center for local academies at high schools, career centers, community colleges, and universities in central Illinois. UIS has received national recognition as a partner in the NSF Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance

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