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Information Management - Security and Network Assurance, B.A.S.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Florida City, FL, United States
To stay ahead of ever-evolving cyber threats, organizations are investing in information security personnel. With the Information Management - Security and Network Assurance programme offered by Palm Beach State, you'll have the expertise employers want and be able to "call the shots" in a dynamic career with many options for advancement.
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Features of the Information Management - Security and Network Assurance programme offered by Palm Beach State:

  • Hands-on coursework in all aspects of information security technologies, theories and practices
  • Case studies and assignments that highlight solutions to real-world IT security problems
  • Current knowledge and skills required to prevent cyber crimes, assess system weaknesses and recommend/implement security solutions.

As a graduate of the program, you'll be able to:

  • Use and configure network applications to secure the private and DMZ networks.
  • Configure Virtual Private Networks to secure network traffic.
  • Install and configure a Certificate Authority to issue certificates.
  • Implement procedures to secure web applications, including web application penetration testing.
  • Perform authentication with two-factor authentication methods.
  • Determine which network security policies should be applied in various environments.
  • Analyze computer systems before and after an intrusion and gather information and evidence about the possible attack in a legal, forensically sound and cost-effective manner.
  • Pursue certification as a Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI).


As a graduate of this program, students will be prepared to work in information technology-related positions such as Information Technology Managers, Application Programmers, Network Administrators, Database Administrators, Computer Software Engineers, Systems Analysts and Business Analysts.

Work in all types of enterprises:

  • Corporations
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Military and government intelligence agencies
  • Private security and consulting firms

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Information System Security
  • Network Security and Cryptography
  • Applications in Information Security
  • Business Data Communications, Telecommunications/Network
  • Security Management
  • Computer Forensics
  • Bachelor Internship

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • To apply for the bachelor's degree program in Information Management, students must have earned an A.S. or A.A. degree and have at least a 2.0 GPA. 
  • Students who have earned a minimum of 60 credits and a 2.0 GPA but do not have an associate degree may be accepted with permission of the dean. 
  • This program requires a specific set of prerequisite courses in the computer science discipline. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    558 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 558 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    122 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 122 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Florida City

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Types of financial aid available include state and federal grants, scholarships, Federal Work-Study programs and Federal Direct Student Loans. Grants are based upon financial need and do not have to be repaid. Scholarships do not have to be repaid and are based upon several criteria, including merit, talent and need.  

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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