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Albertus Magnus College offers a variety of Cyber Security degree options designed to fit your needs and lifestyle.

Cyber Security at Albertus Magnus College

In a world of increasing security breaches among various industries, the benefits of studying cyber security-and cyber security salaries-are growing now more than ever. Without cyber security professionals to keep technology systems running smoothly, business and progress can be slowed or stopped. There are currently over 300,000 unfilled cyber security positions in the country, and that number is estimated to grow at a rate of 37% per year over the next five years!

The Albertus Difference

What Makes Cyber Security at Albertus Different?

Engaged
Students

  • Hands-on, experiential learning
  • Interdisciplinary perspectives
  • Emphasis on collaborative work

Great
Teaching

  • Personally invested professors
  • Small class sizes
  • Innovative, well-rounded programs
  • Resources and opportunities for research

Vibrant
Communities

  • Lively extracurricular activities
  • Campus-wide events
  • Service and community engagement

Successful
Outcomes

  • Active career counseling
  • Opportunity-building networks
  • Access to internships and professional experiences
Hands-On Learning

Cyber Security at Albertus

日本一本道a不卡免费The B.S. in Cyber Security at Albertus Magnus College is a 51 credit major designed to build upon a liberal arts education while providing a curriculum that introduces students to current issues in the field. Students who complete degrees in cyber security will gain both the technical expertise required of experts in the field and the non-technical skills necessary to ensure that organizations stay secure against external threats. Students who graduate from these programs will be prepared to enter the workforce and serve across a wide range of industries and career paths.

Student Success

Cyber Security Student Perspective

Katrina Love ‘19, Former Soldier in the U.S. Army Reserve, chose Albertus because of the faculty and the overall welcoming feeling that they truly care about the direction of her education.

日本一本道a不卡免费“As a woman in the tech world, I’ve noticed that there aren’t many of us. That’s why I’ve worked so hard to get the most out of my education.

I want to set an example for generations, for all women, to let them know that they can do it too.

Don’t be afraid. The world is waiting for you!”

Katrina plans to become a Senior Front End Developer, pursue a Master's Degree and someday start her own web design business.

 Student Perspective at Albertus Magnus College
Ready to Face the WorldKatrina’s experience as a Junior Front End Web Developer in the work study program at Albertus helped her realize she wants to pursue a career as a Senior Front End Developer upon completion of her degree.

日本一本道a不卡免费Cyber security is a field that is exploding with potential and job opportunities - there is a tremendous need for a skilled and diversified workforce.

David Garaventa, Director, Computer Information Systems Program

Careers

Where Will Your Cyber Security Degree take You?

日本一本道a不卡免费The number of colleges with cyber security majors is growing, but at Albertus, your degree, combined with experiential learning, means more. Computer engineering and cyber security are disciplines that span across industries - every organization demands the skills necessary to keep customer data and company infrastructure secure. Cyber awareness and skills are valued and required within all sectors of business and as a result there is a broad and steady demand for high quality cyber graduates, and cyber security salaries continue to grow.

Possible career paths with a Bachelor of Science degree in Cyber Security include:



Security Analyst
System Architect
Information Specialist
Security Consultant
Vulnerability Assessor
Compliance Specialist
Incident Responder
Security Auditor
Chief Information Security Officer
Software Developer
Cryptanalyst
Security Engineer
Security Administrator
Cryptographer
Forensics Expert
Incident Responder
Courses

Cyber Security Courses

日本一本道a不卡免费A Bachelor of Science degree in Cyber Security at Albertus Magnus College is a 120-credit undergraduate degree program, which consists of 48 credits in the College’s general education Program, 33 credits in Computer Information Systems (CIS), 18 credits in Criminal Justice (CJ), and 21 elective credits.

Main Courses
CIS 170 Operating Systems Concepts An introduction to computer operating systems, this course teaches techniques for setting up files and directories, backing up files, and organizing programs on a microcomputer. The course teaches practical instruction in Windows, Mac OS and Linux. Generally offered every other year. (3 credits)
CIS 174 Introduction to Programming Using Microsoft Visual Basic for Windows, this course covers programming fundamentals and program development techniques. Topics include data types, control structures, arrays, and the mechanics of testing and debugging. (3 credits)
CIS 221 Security Auditing and Risk Assessment This course covers the foundational methods of security auditing and presents the key elements of security risk assessment for organizations. Students will get a practical view of the primary risk assessment methods and exposure to tools commonly used in the process of conducting security audits. Topics to be covered will include risk mapping, security risk remediation and ongoing audit methods to ensure the integrity of organizational data. (3 credits)
CIS 231 Legal Issues in Cybersecurity This course will focus on practical and legal issues affecting organizational leadership within the IT sector. The topics covered in this class will include compliance with federal and industry-specific protocols, protecting the rights of stakeholders, employee oversight and privacy laws, establishment of business policies and analysis of the changing legal frameworks for Cybersecurity professionals. (3 credits)
CIS 282 Computer Networks A study of the hardware and software used in local area networks. Includes study of the setup, use and maintenance of network operations systems. Generally offered yearly. (3 credits)
CIS 320 Computer Forensics This course is designed as an introduction to computer forensics. It will cover the basic concepts of cybercrime and information systems forensics, and provide a solid foundation for more advanced computer forensic concepts. Generally offered every other year. (3 credits)
CIS 325 Data Communications This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the technologies and products related to communications systems. It will include management issues related to network planning, implementation, and administration. Among the topics covered are: distributed data processing, communication techniques, network design, and security. (3 credits)
CIS 330 Issues in Computer Ethics An introduction to ethical decision-making as it relates to computer technology. This course includes the investigation of Internet-related and on-the-job issues. Items addressed include privacy and freedom of speech issues, intellectual property rights, the creation and maintenance of computer databases, and computer-related criminal activities. Generally offered twice each year. (3 credits)
CIS 331 Incident Management and Response This course addresses the methods by which an IT professional can manage cybersecurity incidents and follow up procedures to be conducted immediately after an event. Topics to be covered include analysis of the extent of the infiltration, incident containment, root cause analysis, evaluation of the scope of the data breach and strategies to engage in constructive dialogue with stakeholders. (3 credits)
CIS 385 Information Systems Security A study of security policies, models, and mechanisms for secrecy, integrity, and availability. Topics include operating system models and mechanisms for mandatory and discretionary controls; data models, concepts, and mechanisms for database security; basic cryptography and its applications; security in computer networks and distributed systems; and control and prevention of viruses. Concentration will be placed on the related legal issues. Generally offered yearly. (3 credits)
Main Courses
CJ 111 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System Students will review the origins and foundations of our American system of policing, the relationship between the individual citizen and the state/federal governments’ police powers. Included in this section of the course will be an overview of the Fourth Amendment, the Fifth Amendment, and the Sixth Amendment. Students will also review the judicial system, and become familiar with the procedures followed in a criminal trial. Finally, the students will examine sentencing issues and the sanctions available against a criminal convict, including incarceration in jail or prison, probation, and parole. Generally offered every fall semester. (3 credits)
CJ 231 Deviance and Criminology Consideration of deviant behavior and crime as behavioral and social phenomena, with analysis of data and theories of the causation of crime. The effects of labeling deviants are also considered. P: CJ/SO 111 or permission of Program Coordinator. Generally offered every other fall semester. (3 credits)
CJ 234 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice This course is designed to challenge students’ ability to discern the complexities of some of the fundamental issues faced by criminal justice professionals today, including the consequences of our nation’s “war” on drugs; the possible consequences of the legalization of drugs; gun control; the insanity defense; the development of the victim’s rights movement; predicting juvenile delinquency; and probation and parole. P: CJ 111 or permission of Program Coordinator. Generally offered every other spring semester. (3 credits)
CJ 238 Criminal Evidence This course is designed to introduce students to the rules of evidence which govern the conduct of criminal trials. Starting out with an explanation of direct and circumstantial evidence, students will then examine the hearsay rule and its many exception, privileges, and the standards which govern expert and lay testimony. Finally, students will finish the course with an examination of how the courtroom rules affect police officers in the field as they investigate criminal behavior. Offered each semester. (3 credits)
CJ 239 National Security and Civil Liberty In this course, students will explore the complex problems faced by our nation as we attempt to balance the conflicting need to maintain our national security with the need to ensure individual civil liberty. Topics covered include: subjecting civilians to military justice, martial law declaration, suspending habeas corpus, designating persons as unlawful combatants, and law enforcement scrutiny of lawful political protest. In addition, students will review how the events taking place during various time periods in our history, such as the Civil War, the Cold War era, and the 1960s shaped our government’s policies toward balancing security needs with the guarantee of civil liberties we enjoy. Offered annually. (3 credits)
CJ 345 Criminal Law and Procedure This course is designed to introduce students to the development of substantive and procedural due process, focusing on the ancient roots of criminal law from Medieval England up to the present day. Various topics such as criminal responsibility, causation, attempts, crimes and criminal procedure will be analyzed. P: CJ 111. (3 credits)
Main Courses
CIS 380 Internship This is a field-based course in which students gain on-site employment experience in a local organization for 120 contact hours per week per 3 credits. The student is responsible for maintaining an integrative journal and completing other academic requirements. A student may repeat this course only once, and the second internship must be in a different place of employment. P: 12 credits in CIS plus junior or senior standing. (3 - 12 credits)
CIS 393 Senior Computer Project The graduating senior undertakes a major research project in the field of CIS, which includes on-site inquiry and the writing of a senior thesis on the basis of research. P: senior standing. Offered twice a year.(3 credits)
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