Cybersecurity Bachelor

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Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science with a Major in Cyber and Information Security Technology - Cybersecurity Track

Cybersecurity Program Overview

Living in the age of data means embracing the interconnectedness that allows us to communicate and collaborate in an infinite number of ways. Data can mean a wealth of information and insight at our fingertips, but it can also be detrimental in the wrong hands. With progressively more information traveling over the wires and with increasing threats internationally with cyber terrorism, the need to defend and protect an organization’s assets is critically important.

Do you want to stop cyber-crime before it starts? If preventing, detecting, and battling digital crime is important to you, a career in cyber security may be the perfect fit and a Cyber and Information Security Technology degree could be a great way to start! As a cybersecurity specialist, you could be on the front lines of cyber warfare and defense, protecting vital computer systems against inside and outside threats alike, including social engineering, hackers, malware, spyware, and viruses.

You could earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Information Science with a major in Cyber and Information Security Technology and a track in Cybersecurity in as little as 2.5 years through ECPI University’s year-round degree program.

Our Cyber and Information Security Technology major and Cybersecurity track could teach you how to:

  • Protect data and manage personnel conduct in relation to safeguarding data.
  • Perform vulnerability analysis/penetration testing of organizations
  • Actively monitor and defend networks
  • Create basic security policy and procedures

Join an exciting industry where you could make a difference in the lives of so many—contact ECPI University today and learn more about earning your bachelor’s in Computer and Information Science with a major in Cyber and Information Security Technology and a track in Cybersecurity.

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The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated ECPI University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) for the Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science: Cyber and Information Security Technology major, Cybersecurity Track through academic year 2023. Designation Letter can be viewed here.

The Computer and Information Science programs are delivered online or through a campus-based hybrid model.

Cybersecurity Program Possible Career track

  • Technical support and help desks
  • Network & Security infrastructure support
  • Information security analyst
  • Network security analyst
  • IT supervision/management
  • Information technology solutions providers
  • Network Security implementation
  • Information Security Engineer

Cybersecurity Program Outcomes

Students in the B.S. in Computer & Information Science program develop planning, design, implementation, and support skills in operating systems, networking, software programs, and security. Students develop additional focused skills based on which major the student pursues. Students also learn principles of excellent customer service in order to assist clients with technical issues.

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Computer & Information Science, graduates are expected to:

  • Design, implement, and evaluate computer-based solutions that incorporate the appropriate computing requirements identified through the analysis of specific organizational or computing problems
  • Function effectively on teams to establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, manage risk, and produce deliverables
  • Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments
  • Evaluate and use appropriate technical literature
  • Engage in continuous professional development through user groups, associations, conferences, readings, research, and other channels
  • Develop and apply ethical and legal best practices in the maintenance and security of information and systems
  • Develop cloud computing tools

In addition to the B.S. CIS Program Outcomes, students in the Cyber and Information Security Technology Major learn about installing, securing, testing, and maintaining computer networks.

Upon successful completion of the Cyber and Information Security Technology Major - Cybersecurity Track, graduates are expected to:

  • Plan, design, configure and administer a network and security infrastructure
  • Maintain, monitor, and troubleshoot a network and security infrastructure
  • Assess and implement technical and non-technical security controls to protect an organization from threats and vulnerabilities

Cybersecurity Program Curriculum

Program Requirements
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*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts & Sciences Department page.

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Cyber and Information Security Technology Major
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*Choose one of the following: CIS495 - Cyber and Network Security Capstone or CIS490 - Bachelor's Externship-CIS

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Visit the ECPI University Catalog for the most current program information.

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