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In addition to program admissions requirements, there are several prerequisites which may be met from academic, personal, or professional experiences that will be assessed by a Background and Prerequisite Questionnaire, including:

Information Systems Prerequisites
CS 205
Microcomputer Software Tools
- or -
MCIS 101
Computer Applications
CS 210
Microcomputer Programming
- or -
MCIS 102
Introduction to Programming

Course Requirements

BMGT 302
Adult Development and Learning Assessment
BMGT 306
The Bible and Business Ethics
BMGT 411
A Christian Worldview and the Professions
BSIS 255
Operating Systems
BSIS 265
Computers and Telecommunications
BSIS 355
Internet Programming
BSIS 365
Networking Fundamentals
BSIS 455
Computer and Network Security
BSIS 465
Database Systems
BSIS 475
Computer Forensics
BSIS 480
Software Security
BSIS 485
Web XML Applications
BSIS 495
Information Security Capstone Project I
BSIS 496
Information Security Capstone Project II
BSIS 497
Information Security Capstone Project III
Total39 units

Transfer Work

Azusa Pacific University will accept credit for equivalent courses from schools accredited by regional agencies recognized by Council for Higher Education Administration (CHEA).

Correspondence Course Credit

A maximum of nine semester units of correspondence credit may be applied toward an Azusa Pacific University degree. Students must receive prior approval from the PES Registrar.

Graduate Courses Taken by Undergraduate Students

An undergraduate student may enroll in a graduate course only if:

A qualified undergraduate student is not limited in the number of graduate courses they may take.

Graduate courses taken by an undergraduate student may not apply toward an APU graduate degree unless the grade received in the graduate course is 3.0 or higher. No more than eight graduate units earned as an undergraduate student may be counted toward an APU graduate degree. Some departments may allow fewer units to be counted. A student who will be applying to an APU graduate program should obtain information from the appropriate department before taking graduate courses.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started?

Online programs may include requirements, procedures, and policies unique to the university's more traditional programs. For more information on how to get started in an APU online program, contact us at (877) 816-6546 or at

How many units are in this program?

The program requires 39 semester units. A minimum total of 126 units are required for graduation with the bachelor's degree.

Are scholarships available?

Several types of financial aid are available. The resources range from federal loans and state grants, to fellowships and scholarships. For details about financial aid programs, please contact PES Student Financial Services at (626) 815-5301.

How often do I need to be online for the online program?

You must be online sufficiently throughout each week to participate in threaded discussions and to complete all assignments by their designated deadlines. However, there is no prescribed amount of time or designated time that you will be required to be online because assignments and their deadlines will vary throughout each course.

Will I have to complete any part of my Online B.S. in Information Security program at an APU campus location?

No. You can complete your degree entirely online. No campus visits or meetings are required.

How soon can I finish this program?

This cyber security degree program can be completed in 16 months.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.