Cyber Security, B.S.

Bachelor of Science
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About This Degree

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program provides students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and professional training to pursue careers in the rapidly growing field of Cybersecurity. The program offers a balance between the theoretical and deep technical skills of Cybersecurity. The program is suitable for students who have a desire to join the Cybersecurity workforce or conduct Cybersecurity research. The program prepares our graduates to face the futuristic security-related challenges emerging from our internet-connected world, the rapid adoption of mobile devices, and the ever-increasing role of software applications in our daily life. Our curriculum for the Bachelor in Cybersecurity program blends contemporary knowledge with advanced research concepts to deliver a cutting-edge program mapped with the NSA/DHS guidelines and knowledge units.

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PREREQUISITES (take all of these courses and get a C or higher in each)

  • CS 101 Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • CS 206 Concepts of Operating Systems
  • CS 407 Introduction to Linux Administration
  • SECU 210 Introduction to Intelligence
  • SECU 222 Computer Security I

CORE COURSES (take all of these courses and get a C or higher in each)

  • CS 252 Computer Programming
  • CS 401 Introduction to Algorithims
  • CS 410 Telecom and Networks
  • SECU 221 Contemporary International Security
  • SECU 224 Ethics in National Security
  • SECU 309 Intro to Comp. & Network Security
  • SECU 345 Computer Forensics I
  • SECU 322 Computer Security II
  • SECU 430 Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator
  • ECU 460 Security & Privacy of Information and Information Systems

SECURITY STUDIES TRACK COURSES (take all of these courses and get a C or higher in each)

  • SECU 422 Computer Security III
  • SECU 3XX Cyber Incident Handling
  • SECU 3XX Cybersecurity & Event Management
  • SECU 323 Risk Management
  • SECU 340 Ethical Hacking
  • SECU 415 Intrusion Detection & Prevention Sys.
  • SECU 154 Special Topics in Info Security  

ELECTIVES (take at least four of these courses and get a C or higher in each)

  • SECU 151 Security Systems and Design
  • SECU 152 Loss Prevention
  • SECU 153 Occupational Safety and Health
  • SECU 155 Intro to International Security
  • SECU 214 Crime Scene Investigation
  • SECU 215 Behavioral Analysis & Criminal Profiling
  • SECU 220 Current Security Problems
  • SECU 280 Security Organizations & Administration
  • SECU 310 Forensic Investigations
  • SECU 311 Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
  • SECU 315 Big Data in U.S. National Security
  • SECU 321 Seminar in National Security
  • SECU 465 Resource Management in Security
  • SECU 398 Research in Professional Security Studies
  • SECU 1305 Special Topics: Intelligence Analysis and National Security
  • SECU 3305 Special Topics: Executive Communications for National Security
  • SECU 2305 Special Topics: National Sec. Policy
  • SECU 4305 Special Topics: Domestic Terrorism
  • SECU 5305 Special Topics: Extremist Groups
  • SECU 6305 Special Topics: Critical Thinking
  • SECU 7305 Special Topics: Security Fraud 

Course descriptions are available online in the University’s course catalog at: https://catalog.njcu.edu/undergraduate/courses/secu/