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:

  • 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.

 

Rankings

"Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs," U.S. News & World Report, 2019

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Wright State's undergraduate engineering programs as No. 146 among hundreds of engineering programs across the nation. The program faculty are dedicated to student success and offer one-on-one support to all students. The university is also located in Dayton, Ohio, a hub of technical expertise in industrial engineering, human factors engineering, aerospace, unmanned aerial systems, engineering innovation, and more for internships and future career advancement.

 

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

  • 2019 median pay: $83,510
  • Entry level education: Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering
  • Jobs in 2018: 383,900
  • Projected jobs in 2028: 402,100

Information Security Analysts

  • 2019 median pay: $99,730 per year
  • Entry level education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Jobs in 2018: 112,300
  • Projected jobs in 2028: 147,700

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 Academic 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. 

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, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  • an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  • an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  • an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
  • an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.
  • application of computer and network hardware, operating systems, system and network administration, programming languages, applications software, and databases in the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of hardware and software systems;
  • application of electrical, electronic, telecommunications, and digital signal propagation fundamentals in the building, testing, operation, and maintenance of hardware and software systems;
  • design, implementation, maintenance, and security of facilities involved with the processing and transfer of information;
  • application of project management techniques to facilities that process and transfer information; and
  • utilization of discrete mathematics, and probability and statistics in the support of facilities that process and transfer information.
  • application of security principles and practices to maintain operations in the presence of risks and threats
  • identification and analysis of user needs to take them into account in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation, and administration of computing-based systems. 

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