Computing: CybersecurityOffered by: Computer Science
The Computing major with Cybersecurity concentration provides a comprehensive coverage of technical, legal, and managerial topics in the field. The concentration enables the students to build solid technical foundation with the courses in programming, databases, computer networks, and computer forensics. The concentration also introduces students to security specific areas such as fraud, risk assessment while providing students with the big picture of security management. Graduates of the concentration will have both technical skills and managerial qualities to work in IT departments or security consulting companies.
Why Choose Cybersecurity?
You should choose the Cybersecuirty Concentration because of the following reasons:
- Career opportunities: Employment of Information Security Analyst is projected to grow 18 percent from 2014 to 2024, which is much faster than average. The median of salary was $90, 120 in 2015 (source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
- Caring and friendly study environment: all the faculty members have Ph.D. degrees in computer science or related fields. The faculty are committed to provide quality education and to help students succeed;
- State-of-the-art computing equipment on campus: in addition to smart classrooms and labs for Computing discipline, there is a network lab where the students can utilize virtual servers to practice installation and configuration of operating systems and services, hacking and cracking activities, and perform computer forensic analysis;
- Internship: Computing majors are regularly placed within companies including Bayer Corp., US Steel, Highmark Blue Shield, and McKesson Robotics. They gain valuable work experience, academic credit, and paychecks.
What Will You Learn?
The Computing major with Cybersecurity concentration helps you build a solid foundation in technical, legal, and managerial areas, including:
- Computer networks
- Computer forensics
- Risk assessment
- Project management
Careers In Cybersecurity
The graduates of Computing major with Cybersecurity concentration work in a variety of information security and related fields:
- System administrator
- Network engineer
- Forensics investigator
- Security auditor
- Security engineer
- Security analyst
Clubs & Organizations
Computer Technology Club
Upsilon Pi Epsilon honor society