Bachelor of ScienceCybersecurity
Why Choose Our Program?
A Bachelor of Science degree in cybersecurity provides a strong background in computing foundations along with rigorous, hands-on training in cutting-edge areas within cybersecurity, including:
- Intrusion Detection
- Network Security
- Penetration Testing
- Digital Forensics
Cybersecurity professionals are responsible for anything from responding to simple hacking threats to complex ransomware attacks. With the demand for this profession at an all-time high, students graduating from this program are able to find jobs right after they graduate. Our graduates are accepting jobs as cybersecurity specialists and information security analysts responsible for the design and operation of computer systems and networks for businesses and government agencies.
Our Cybersecurity major provides a strong foundation towards a career involving computer and network security in various industries, including finance, logistics, healthcare, education, and government.
Year 1: gaining experience in computer hardware, software concepts, and application development.
Year 2: An in-depth study of cybersecurity principles, network and wireless communication, operating systems, and systems administration.
Year 3: Students participate in hands-on learning for various areas including internet security, penetration testing, and digital forensics, cyberattacks analysis, and detection.
Year 4: Students use the knowledge and skills they learned in the previous three years and apply them through cybersecurity practicum projects.
The program emphasizes the development of analytical and problem-solving skills, communication, and teamwork – all highly valued areas in the industry.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Graduates should be able to:
- Manage and administrate different operating systems and be able to automate different tasks using scripting languages.
- Function effectively as a member or a leader of a team engaged in activities. Students will communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
- Explain key networking protocols
- Apply the fundamentals of cybersecurity and basic cryptography.
- Apply principles of programming and design applications.
- Apply security principles and practices to identify threats and defend a system or network.
- Exploit and/or mitigate vulnerabilities and implement a defense solution.
Potential Career Paths
Our cybersecurity program prepares students for the following positions:
- Security Architect
- IT Security Engineer
- Security Analyst
- Information Security Officer
- Security System Administrator
- IT Security Consultant
- Forensic System Analyst
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