The Computer Information Systems and Security programs at Our Lady of the Lake University prepare graduates for the wide ranging field of information technology through hands-on experience with emerging technologies in the areas of:
• Computer and Network Security Foundations
• Database Management
• Information Assurance and Security
• Network Administration
• Operating Systems
• Programming
• Systems Analysis and Design

Certified by the National Security Agency, the CISS programs offer students three options:

Business Focus: Emphasize the business aspects of CISS through the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in CISS degree, which prepares you to serve in a liaison role between the Information Technology and the other business functions of an organization.

Technology Focus: For a degree focused on the technological components of CISS, you may choose to pursue either a Bachelor of Science (BS) or Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS) in CISS degree. To pursue a BAS, students must have significant prior experience. 

Educational Focus: You can prepare for teacher certification through a Bachelor of Science in CISS-Education and teach technology applications to children in 8th-12th grades.

Within each of the degree plans, students may also choose an elective track that specifically suits their career goals:
• Security Track    
• Web/System Administration Track   
• Custom Track

Our Lady of the Lake University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Our Lady of the Lake University that fall under one of these areas: (1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement.

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Scholarships available for graduate and undergraduate students majoring in CISS

Graduate and undergraduate students majoring in CISS related discipline have the opportunity to receive the Information Assurance Scholarship from the Department of Defense.  This year, junior Edward Freitas received the scholarship – the third OLLU student to do so. His award will cover the cost of full tuition, fees and books for the upcoming school year and a stipend to cover living expenses. Freitas will be required to complete an internship with the Air Force Operations Center next summer, and he will receive top consideration for another scholarship to cover his senior year. Upon graduation, Freitas will begin employment with the Air Force Operations Center.

OLLU students are eligible for this scholarship because of the University's designation by the National Security Agency as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assustance Education.  
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