What will I learn?

Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (Information Systems Security) program provides outstanding preparation for a rewarding career in this rapidly growing field. Our one-of-a-kind degree program has a stellar reputation among employers. With a Sheridan Information Systems Security degree, you'll be prepared to join this exciting profession – and to get ahead in it.

Gain practical experience

This degree program includes an internship (up to 28 weeks long) in the form of a field placement in a real-world workplace.

A curriculum for the real world

You'll advance from fundamental computer science principles to more specialized courses covering all aspects of information systems security, including:

  • Computer security
  • IS Intrusion detection and prevention
  • Network security
  • Ethical hacking
  • Database security

Career Opportunities

Demand for professionals who hold an information systems security degree has more than doubled since 2000.

Recent graduates have moved into the following careers:

  • Cyber Security Consultant
  • Digital Forensics and E-discovery Professional
  • Identity Management Expert
  • Information Technology Risk Analyst
  • IS Security Analyst
  • IS Security Consultant
  • IS Security Vulnerability Researcher
  • Network Security Engineer

Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the Honours BAISc (Information Systems Security) will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Analyze, design, program, implement, secure and maintain network applications.
  • Design, implement, test and document object-oriented software systems.
  • Install, configure, build, troubleshoot, secure, modify and maintain computer system architectures and networks to meet user requirements.
  • Initiate and undertake critical analysis of security issues to develop and implement security policies and to solve problems.
  • Design, implement, program, secure, troubleshoot and administer databases.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, and correctly in written, spoken, and visual form that fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of diverse audiences.
  • Reframe information, ideas, and concepts using the narrative, visual, numerical, and symbolic representations which demonstrate understanding.
  • Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievements of goals.
  • Identify, evaluate, report on, and understand when, how and where to refer security issues.
  • Identify and implement investigative techniques adhering to legal processes and case law.
  • Analyze, design, and implement, security and threat auditing procedures.
  • Identify, design, and implement processes and vulnerability assessments to counter corporate, state, and politically sanctioned losses.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Applied Science and Technology

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$21,084.00 (US$ 15,961) per year
Start date

6 January 2020


Trafalgar Road Campus

1430 Trafalgar Road,


Ontario (ON),

L6H 2L1, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - 570 Paper-based; Sheridan EAP (English for Academic Purposes) - 75%; Sheridan EPA (English Proficiency Assessment) - 4.5 (Listening Band / Reading Combined Band) and CLB 8 (Writing).

For international students

Applicants must hold Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4U); and
  • Any Grade 12 science (U or M) or Grade 12 Computer Science (U) or Grade 12 Computer Engineering Technology (U or M);
  • Any Grade 12 mathematics (U);
  • Three other Grade 12 credits (U or M);
  • Minimum 65% overall average; or
  • Two semesters of postsecondary education including required courses with a minimum 65% overall average.

English-language proficiency testing:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 88 (21L,W,S,R) iBT (Internet-based TOEFL) or 570 Paper-based

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic Module: 6.5 – Overall Band Score with no Band below 6.0

PTE A (Pearson Test of English Academic): 60 – Overall Minimum Score (57L,W,S,R)

FCE (Cambridge English: First): 176 – Cambridge English Scale or FCE A

CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced): 180 – Cambridge English Scale or CAE C

CPE (Cambridge English: Proficiency): 200 – Cambridge English Scale or CPE C

Sheridan EAP (English for Academic Purposes): 75%

Sheridan EPA (English Proficiency Assessment): 4.5 – Listening Band, 4.5 – Reading Combined Band, CLB 8 - Writing

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Durham College
  • Fleming College