BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AND MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION SECURITY (MSIS)
Total Credit Hours: 128
Major Credit Hours: 54
The Mathematics and Computer Science Department offers a Bachelor's to Master's Fast Track option for Lewis University undergraduate Computer Science majors interested in the Technical Track of the Master of Science in Information Security program. The Fast Track option allows qualified undergraduates to complete the graduate MSIS (Master of Science in Information Security) in less time than would be possible if the two programs were taken separately. Up to nine graduate hours may be used both to complete the Bachelor of Science degree (128 hours) and to satisfy specific course requirements in the Master's program. The total number of required graduate credits is 32. Students apply for admission to the Fast Track option by submitting both the department application form and the Block Tuition Exemption form to the Chair of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department when they reach senior status (complete 90 credits); have completed the following courses: 70-200, 70-210, 70-245, 13-200, 13-201, and 13-210; and have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 in courses in the B.S. in Computer Science major. Qualified undergraduate students approved for the Fast Track option may apply financial aid to one, two, or three graduate courses and are exempt from the 18-hour block in the semesters when they take these select graduate courses. Students who take nine credit hours of selected graduate courses in the Master of Science in Information Security curriculum in their senior year and earn a grade of B or better in each of those courses will have to complete a minimum of 21 more credit hours to earn the MSIS. Students who enter the MSIS program through this Fast Track option will not be required to take 68-510 and 68-515.
Listed below are graduate courses in the MSIS program which students enrolled in the Fast Track option may take during their senior year. Listed next to each is the undergraduate course for which it substitutes, where applicable. A student in this Fast Track option may apply no more than three of these courses toward their undergraduate Bachelor of Science major in Computer Science: