Information Security and Intelligence

News & Noteworthy

Key Courses

  • Principles of Information Security
  • Computer Forensics
  • Penetration Testing
  • Network Security
  • Database Security​​


The Information Security and Intelligence degree prepares you for a variety of career possibilities in fields that allow you to see your contribution in action. Computer Forensics, Fraud Investigation, Information Security, Intelligence, and Terrorism and Crime Analysis are a few of the possibilities. Opportunities exist in the government, security, intelligence, health care, insurance, finance, education and several other fields. 

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Ferris State University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. This designation, which will be in effect through academic year 2020, means that the Ferris Information Security and Intelligence program meets all of the criteria necessary for a robust Information Security/Information Assurance program, as defined by the NSA.

The ISI program is the first university program in the United States to receive Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center and Air Force Office of Special Investigations Center designation as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence. This program is excluded from ACBSP accreditation.