Computer Science and Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Cybersecurity

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Why Choose Information Technology and Cybersecurity?

Interested in working in a job that is in high demand, challenging, tech-focused, and pays well?

This degree will give you the technical foundation to understand cyberspace and manage security related risks. When you have completed your degree, you will have a detailed understanding of the following areas:

  • Security vulnerabilities
  • Threats and attacks
  • Mitigation solutions for modern cyber networks
  • Network infrastructure and how to protect it

Recommended High School Classes

High school classes that will help with your undergraduate degree include:

  • Mathematics: College algebra, probability/statistics
  • Science: Subjects utilizing the scientific method
  • English: Formal argumentation, critical thinking, clear communication of intent
  • Computer programming
  • Networking

You can also check out College Credit Plus options.

Careers

The degree in Information Technology and Cybersecurity will allow you to work in many industries; Network and Computer Systems Administrators, and Information Security Analysts are a few areas you can explore.

The program allows for the greatest flexibility of course study. You will develop a broad understanding of many disciplines. Including the application of technology and computers in these fields. Our graduates can pursue a wide array of careers. The average starting salary for Information Sciences and Systems is $61,420. (NACE Salary Survey Winter 2018)

Job Spotlight from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

  • 2017 Median Pay: $81,100
  • Entry Level Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering
  • Jobs in 2016: 391,300
  • Projected Jobs in 2026: 415,200

Information Security Analysts

  • 2017 Median Pay: $95,510 per year
  • Entry Level Education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Jobs in 2016: 100,000
  • Projected Jobs in 2026: 128,500

It's never too early—or too late—to start managing your career in engineering. Learn more about the Brandeberry Career Development Center.

Real World Experience

We encourage you to apply skills learned in the classroom through study abroad, undergraduate research, co-ops/internships, and/or service learning. You will learn from qualified professionals who actively work in the field of computer science and work on computer science projects, allowing you to apply your classroom education to real-world situations.

Academics and Curriculum

View the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Cyberscecurity program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the University Catalog.

Program Guide

We will revise our programs to keep them as current as possible. Your advisor will go over your options if there is a change.

Admission and Aid

Review the admission requirements and complete the admission application. Identify your desired major on the application.

If you meet university admission requirements, you are admitted to the college. Direct Admit status is only available to direct-from-high-school students who apply for fall admission, and have a 3.25 GPA or better and have no less than a 25 Comp ACT or 1160 SAT score. Direct Admit students are advised in the department of their major within the college.

If you are a current student and wish to change majors, go to the WINGS Express major/minor change request form and change your major. Talk to your advisor about majoring in computer science.

There are many ways to offset the cost of your degree. With our program, you will be eligible for paid internships starting your sophomore year. There are also scholarships and other financial aid options. For more information check out the university's financial aid section.

Program Outcomes

Student who complete the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Cybersecurity will have:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline
  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice
  • An ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies of human computer interaction, information management, programming, networking, and web systems and technologies
  • An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation, and administration of computer-based systems
  • An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment
  • An understanding of best practices and standards and their application
  • An ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan

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