Degree or Program Details


Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Major

IS majors students must earn a minimum grade of “C-” in each CS/CIS/IS course applying to their IS major.

Students must obtain a 2.00 GPA in their (combined) business core and major courses as well as a 2.00 cumulative Northern Michigan University GPA.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 124

Liberal Studies 30-40
Health Promotion Requirements 2

Required Courses in Major 70
Business Core 32
Cyber Security 38
Information Systems Core 18
Cyber Security Core 16

Electives 4
Choose from courses in the following areas: 
E-Commerce, Digital Forensics, Network Forensics, Mobile Applications or Health Informatics 
* When topic includes cyber security. Adviser permission required. 

Other Required Courses 24
MA 103, MA 104, MA 111, MA 115 or MA 161 4