Cybersecurity


Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

THE CYBERSECURITY DEGREE AT SALEM UNIVERSITY

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With the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Cybersecurity, you can prepare to play a key role in the securing of data and information systems in a variety of settings. The networked, globalized world has made us more connected than ever before, but it’s also resulted in new vulnerabilities. With our cybersecurity training, you will learn how to build on foundational information technology concepts in order to:

• Manage and operate information systems and networks
• Develop, test, and implement data security solutions
• Utilize project management best practices to manage ongoing projects
• Monitor security threats and establish response parameters and procedures
• Assess organizations in both the public and private sectors for data management and security and implement recommendations

At Salem, we design our information technology degree programs to provide you with the skills, technical know-how, and abilities you need to step into the modern workforce in a field that offers many opportunities for growth and advancement. Alternatively, you can use our cybersecurity degree as a jumping off point for graduate studies.

The BSIT program is flexible in design and sensitive to the needs of busy individuals who have to balance the demands of their work, family, and education.

WHY SALEM UNIVERSITY

We recognize that not everyone is able to pursue the traditional college experience of living on-campus and taking full-time classes. Many students need flexibility in their coursework, the ability to fit their cybersecurity training around a job, family, and other responsibilities. Salem offers exactly that with many of our undergraduate and graduate degree programs, providing things like continuous enrollment so you don’t have to wait till January or September to get started; a focused course format that has you take one class every four weeks; and online or hybrid education options so you can attend when and where best fits your life.

WHAT YOU’LL TAKE

The Information Technology degree program consists of ten core courses:

• IT110 IT Essentials
• IT130 Fundamentals of Computer Graphics
• IT150 Computer Programming
• IT151 Computer Programming 2
• IT202 Internet Publishing
• IT310 Database Architectures
• IT323 Methods of Software Development
• IT409 Basic Networking
• IT445 Project Management
• IT499 Senior Capstone

In the Cybersecurity training specialization, you’ll take:

• IT405 Computer Forensics
• IT410 Enterprise Networking
• IT420 Information Systems Security
• IT425 Advanced Cybersecurity
• IT450 Special Topics

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

With the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology — Cybersecurity degree, you can prepare for jobs like:

• Technical Support Specialist
• Network Security Analyst
• Cybersecurity Specialist
• Intelligence Collection
• Intelligence Analysis
• Inspection, Investigation and Compliance
• Computer Forensics Analyst
• Operations and Maintenance Manager

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission to Salem is open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or ability/disability. Anyone wishing to attend Salem can obtain the necessary application from the Office of Admissions or online here. The completed application should be submitted to the Office of Admissions at the earliest possible date. The University admits students on a rolling, monthly start basis. Acceptance is within the discretion of Salem University; some programs have additional admissions requirements.

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