Information Assurance Specialization

Information Assurance Specialization

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Students who pursue a specialization in information assurance will be the people who manage the risks related to data, information systems or applications for businesses, agencies and organizations. Through your coursework, you'll develop advanced knowledge in the field of information security.  You'll learn the advanced skills and techniques for handling issues related to risk management, business continuity and disaster recovery. You'll find those skills are in high demand in a wide variety of fields.

Program Highlights

  • Latest tools and technology are available in the recently remodeled Centennial Hall on campus.
  • Centralized advising, career guidance and counseling services give you easily accessed support.
  • Three classes (nine credits) required for certificate completion.

Program Distinctions

  • St. Cloud State has the only undergraduate program in information technology security in Minnesota
  • 35 years of accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and AACSB International.
  • Faculty internationally recognized in the field.
  • Three labs house about 170 computers running Windows and Linux.

Student Organizations

Continuing Education

Major Minor Online Courses

University Facts & Stats

  • New $45 million Integrated Science and Engineering Laboratory Facility (ISELF)
  • NCAA Division I men's and women's hockey teams
  • 2013 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization
  • $106 million in scholarships loans and grants
  • 31% increase in Honors Program enrollment in fall 2013

Popular Careers

  • Network Administrator/Security Officer
  • IT Security Administrator
  • IT Support Specialist
  • Information Systems Security Specialist
  • Security/Network Engineer
  • Information Security Manager
  • Data Archiving/Security

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