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Cybersecurity BS

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Credits: 60-120

Cost per credit: $295

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Cybersecurity BS

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program is designed for high school graduates, working professionals, and transfer students from computer science, networking, and security fields.

The degree requires 60 liberal arts and sciences credits and 63 degree specific credits including networking, programming, ethical hacking, contingency planning, digital forensics, cybersecurity defense, and cryptology.

The program prepares students to assess computer and network system security needs, recommend safeguard solutions, and manage security devices, systems, and procedures.

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“Our degree is very broad-focused. We look at all the ways that a cybercriminal or hacker can exploit all of a system’s weaknesses. When we create a defense, we need to understand the offense that could potentially exploit security measures.” Minhua W
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Program consists of: 4 Semesters
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Credits: 60-123

Cost per Credit: New York Residents: $295 Out of State: $353

About the Program

Students can complete the degree in 4 semesters if transferring in with a completed associates degree in computer science, networking, or security fields. Some students may require additional time to complete the program depending on the number and type of college credits transferred in.

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  • Taught by professors working and conducting research in cybersecurity field.
  • Students receive personal attention with in major courses regardless of class size.
  • Students gain significant hands-on experience to prepare for cybersecurity careers.
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  • Choice of internship in final semester or additional upper level program electives.
  • Minor opportunity in Homeland Security, Emergency Management, and Forensic Science.
  • Students can fully participate in campus life via virtual communities, networking, and career-building workshops.
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  • The program emphasizes strong oral/written communication and teamwork skills.
  • The program requires cluster courses in both data security and network security.
  • Students need to constantly update their knowledge and skills as technology changes.

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