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Program Overview

Immaculata’s Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity will prepare you to assess the vulnerability and security needs of computer network systems, design broad security solutions, recommend required changes for your organization, and manage the implementation of security systems, including policies and procedures.

This degree will prepare emerging professionals for a field that is increasingly important in this rapidly changing world. This interdisciplinary program will help you develop quantitative and technical abilities along with skills in critical thinking, communication, and ethical reasoning. This approach helps you develop according to Immaculata’s traditions of responsibility, leadership, and service to the world.

Program Highlights

Our instructors are all subject matter experts in the field of cybersecurity and bring a wealth of experience to every class. The six cybersecurity courses  take students through the phases of assessing a system’s vulnerability, building defenses in depth, and utilizing forensics. Immaculata also offers a unique course in open source intelligence that few programs currently offer. This course explains techniques to improve the collection and analysis of open source information to generate intelligence.

The cybersecurity curriculum is designed to support both non-traditional adult students and working professionals who want to complete their degree at an accelerated pace. If you already have an associate degree in a related major (e.g., information technology), you will have already met many of the technical course requirements.

An advisory board, made up of experienced cybersecurity consultants, guides and supports the program.

Career Potential

Cybersecurity professionals are currently in high demand to safeguard data and protect organizations from hacking. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that the employment of cybersecurity professionals will increase by 18 percent from 2014 to 2024, a rate much faster than the average for all occupations.

If you choose to continue your studies, this major will also prepare you for pursuing a graduate degree in cybersecurity.

Credit for Prior Learning

You may obtain college credit for learning through life experience. Military training and education, technical and professional programs, and testing through exams such as CLEP or DANTES (Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support) are acceptable ways of earning college credits for prior learning. Each student’s experiences are handled on a case-by-case basis.

Please contact a CLL counselor for more information on CPL credit options.

Tuition and Costs

See the College of LifeLong Learning Tuition and Fees page.

Financial aid programs are available to eligible students through the University’s Financial Aid Office. All prospective students are encouraged to complete a FAFSA application (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Curriculum

Core Cybersecurity Courses:

  • CYB 301 Cybersecurity Fundamentals
  • CYB 320 Defense in Depth
  • CYB 325 Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (Ethical Hacking)
  • CYB 330 IT Security Governance
  • CYB 350 Open Source Intelligence
  • CYB 390 Cybersecurity Capstone
  • SOC 247 Hi-Technology Crime
  • POL 312 Cyber War and Cyber Peace

Course Descriptions

 

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of 126 credits (required courses in major, liberal arts core, and electives)
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0

Learning Outcomes

The goal of this program is to produce graduates to work as cybersecurity professionals who:

  • Define and implement policies and procedures to ensure protection of critical infrastructure, and continuously validate the organization against policies, guidelines, procedures, regulations, and laws to ensure compliance.
  • Acquire and manage the necessary resources, including leadership support, to advance cybersecurity goals and objectives and reduce overall organizational risk.
  • Collaborate with organizational managers to support organizational objectives and to establish the cybersecurity strategy.
  • Advise senior management on risk levels and security posture and communicate the value of cybersecurity throughout all levels of the organization's stakeholders.

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1145 King Road, Immaculata, PA. 19345 p. 610-647-4400 or call toll-free: 1-877-42 TODAY
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Immaculata University | Copyright ©2015 All Rights Reserved