Bachelor of Science in Information Systems – Information Assurance Online Degree Program

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems – Information Assurance Online Degree Program

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Pursue a Career in Information Assurance and Become a Valuable Business Asset!

Do you have an interest in data systems, information technology, cybersecurity, and business? A career in Information Assurance (IA) might be the perfect fit for you! Information Assurance encompasses the practices of assuring information security and managing risk factors related to the processing, storage, and transmission of data and information. IA also addresses the protection of the integrity and authenticity of user data, in digital, analog and physical forms. As an IA professional, you can work with organizations to increase the security of their client and customer information as well as analyze risk management. IA is similar to the field of Information Security, but IA relates more to the business level and management of information, rather than the creation of security controls and measures.

Liberty University’s online Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems – Information Assurance is a critical degree of achieving a position in your dream career. Our degree program focuses on teaching you methods and skills to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of information systems with your organization. We have created our Online Information Assurance Degree with your success in mind. You can complete the degree in four years or less, and our flexible online format will allow you to continue to work while going to college. Our goal is to support you as both a student and as a professional.

Why Choose Liberty’s 100% Online Information Systems –Information Assurance Degree Program?

Are you looking for a career that will help you make a positive impact protecting and securing an organization’s information? Do you desire a rewarding career with a tremendous outlook? Our Information Assurance degree program will provide the quality training and knowledge you need to make an impact in the area of information security. As the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation and the largest university in Virginia, Liberty University strives for continual improvement to promote student success. In accordance with the mission of Liberty University, the faculty who teach our Information Security courses seek to educate the whole person, developing the values, knowledge, and skills they need to ensure the security of their organization's most valuable asset, their information. Your time with Liberty University will provide you with a network of alumni, faculty, and classmates who have similar goals and aspirations as you do. You will be able to rely on that network of professionals as you enter your career in Information Assurance and Security, no matter what industry you pursue. 

Liberty University’s Information Assurance degree helps to integrate your faith into your professional life. We strive to live out Christ-like characteristics and use the power of faith and education to transform people and the world. Our staff and faculty members assist our students in achieving their goals in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity fields of study. As part of Liberty’s School of Business, the B.S. in Information Systems – Information Assurance degree holds program accreditation through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Whether you are currently working in the Information Assurance field or looking to launch a new career, our online degree in Information Systems – Information Assurance will make you stand out as a Christ-centered, ethical, and value-driven professional.

What Will You Learn in the Information Assurance Degree Program?

Information Assurance is an interdisciplinary field that requires knowledge of accounting, business, fraud, information science, systems and security engineering, and criminology. Throughout our online Information Assurance degree, you will be given foundational knowledge in all of these areas, as well as statistics, management principles, IS hardware and software, and Macroeconomics, to name a few. Various examinations for certifications are available after completing the Information Systems Program or certain Information Systems courses. If you are looking for more in-depth training in computer programming, you might want to consider one of our Information Technology degrees.

Featured Courses

You can visit our B.S. in Information Systems page to see if any of our other Information Systems specializations might interested you.

Benefits of Liberty’s Online Information Assurance Program

  • By earning your Information Assurance Degree from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in the field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • Liberty University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
  • This program holds program accreditation through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
  • As an online student, you will have the opportunity to network with leaders and experts in the Information Assurance field from across the country.


Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee wishing to pursue an Information Systems online degree? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts - $250 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $565 per course).
  • Book Vouchers (Up to $400 per semester for undergraduate only)
  • College credit for military training.

Program Format for Information Systems – Information Assurance

  • 100% Online
  • 120 total credit hours
    • 72 credit hours are dedicated to Business and Computer Science
    • 15 of those credit hours make up the Information Assurance cognate
  • Up to 90 credit hours may be transferred in from previous coursework
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Information Assurance Degree Information and Requirements

  • Download and explore the Degree Completion Plan.
  • This program falls under the School of Business.
  • View all of the Undergraduate Course Syllabi (login required).
  • Review the Online Information Systems – Information Assurance degree admission requirements.
  • The B.S. in Information Systems has Assessment Fees in some Business courses.
    • Oracle® fees are also required for certain courses.
      • Preparing students for certification through the official curriculum of Oracle University
  • See a complete list of extra-curricular certifications here.
  • Do you want more out of your degree? Add a minor (or two) to focus or expand your studies further.

Once you have completed your Bachelor’s degree, we recommend completing one of our online graduate programs to further your career opportunities in Cybersecurity.

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Potential Career Options with a B.S. in Information Systems - Information Assurance Degree

The Information Assurance Program prepares you for a challenging but fulfilling career-focused vital role in information systems. You will provide support to businesses, financial institutions, telecommunications, healthcare, and national security interests. Potential careers for graduates with an information assurance degree include:

  • Business Risk Analyst
  • Positions focusing on Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC)
  • Internet and Security Analyst
  • IT Auditor
  • Systems Administrator