Bachelor of Science in Information Technology – Cybersecurity Specialization
Information systems are now as critical to business operations as electric power systems. They’re also uniquely vulnerable to threats from thieves and hackers. Trained professionals with the skills to prevent and respond to cyberattacks can help businesses secure their data and IT systems. If you enjoy technological problem-solving, consider earning your Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a specialization in Cybersecurity with Salem International University.
Our IT degree program, presented in an accelerated, 40-month schedule, teaches a combination of technical knowledge and practical IT skills. Students also learn business administration fundamentals, in order to help them appreciate how businesses use technology.
Graduates should be able to:
- Apply IT theory to practical, real-world business needs
- Develop, test, and implement database and network structures
- Manage IT projects through the use of generally-accepted project management practices
- Perform basic software programming and computer forensics
- Anticipate common cybersecurity threats to business IT assets and deploy appropriate defenses
Topics of Study – Cybersecurity
The BSIT in Cybersecurity builds a foundation of globally-minded general knowledge and enhances it with technical IT capabilities. Students focus on identifying the IT infrastructure needs of businesses and determining potential vulnerabilities. Courses in the core of the program cover concepts including:
- Fundamentals of Computer Graphics
- Computer Programming
- Internet Publishing
- Database Architecture
- Methods of Software Development
- Management Information Systems
The upper-level courses in cybersecurity teach in-depth knowledge of:
- Computer Forensics
- Basic Networking
- Enterprise Networking
- Information Systems Security
- Advanced Cybersecurity
During the senior year, students complete a capstone project that synthesizes concepts from across the degree curriculum. Graduates should be prepared to compete for IT roles, and will have the foundation needed for graduate-level study in the future.
Cybersecurity Specialization Study Options
You can choose to earn your BS in Information Technology with a Cybersecurity specialization online or on campus in West Virginia. Both course delivery methods offer you the same curriculum, completion schedule, and welcoming learning community.
Earn a Cybersecurity Degree
Earn your information technology degree with Salem International University. Talk to an admissions advisor about our BSIT in Cybersecurity today!