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B.S. in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

The B.S. in Cybersecurity major degree program prepares students to help safeguard organizations on the Internet. The Cybersecurity major balances project-based Core Technology and Cybersecurity courses to allow students to understand areas such as national security policy, cyber investigation, and vulnerability testing.

Students complete a minimum of one industry-relevant internship and are ready to work in industries including health care, finance, engineering and retail, who all hire cyber security professionals to protect valuable information from cyber breaches.


Program Features

The program features many extracurricular opportunities to give students leadership/team experience and portfolio material. These experiences include:

  • All courses are designed to develop foundational skills in technology, critical thinking, analysis, ethics, and oral and written communications.
  • Through a multidisciplinary approach, students majoring in Cybersecurity gain the expertise, commitment, and skills for management positions in this expanding industry.
  • CompTIA certifications A degree from Lasell University in Cybersecurity allows students to earn CompTIA certifications: CompTIA IT Fundamentals, CompTIA A+, CSA+, and CompTIA Network+

What You'll Learn

From your first day, you’ll take courses in your major and advance towards graduation with a yearly plan. Not sure what classes to take? We’ll help you create the perfect plan. 

For a complete list of courses and learning outcomes, view the Academic Catalog >>


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Career Success in the Cybersecurity Industry

Students can pursue cybersecurity degrees in virtually any industry as almost all organizations and businesses need to transact on the internet. Jobs include security analyst, IT auditing, and network and system administration.

Our students have interned with:

  • qBotica
  • MIT Lincoln Labs

Our alumni work for:

  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • IT Auditor
  • Vulnerability Analyst

 

 

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BUSS101 - Fund of Bus in a Global Environment

This course is designed to familiarize students with various aspects of the business world. Areas covered include: private enterprise; forms of ownership; legal aspects; management practices in a diverse and global business environment; marketing; human resources; global operations management; labor relations; and finance. In addition, students become aware of how business functions are integrated into an organization to achieve specific goals both locally and internationally.

BUSS105 - Excel for Business

This course introduces students to basic Microsoft Excel skills. Excel is an electronic spreadsheet program used for storing, organizing and manipulating data. It is critical to the business world today as the volume of data generated has exploded. This introductory course will provide students with information and skills needed to create basic workbooks and worksheets, create simple formulas, copy and move data, format data and cells, work in large spreadsheets and with data series, create pivot tables, and more. As part of this course, all students will have the opportunity to become certified in Microsoft Excel through the professional certification called Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel 2016 – Core Data Analysis, Manipulation, and Presentation. The certification also comes with an electronic badge. Students are also introduced to Income Statements, Balance Sheets, Statement of Cash Flows, Ratios, and the Basic Accounting Cycle.

BUSS205 - Business Law

This course provides a working knowledge of everyday law as it applies to both business and personal needs. The primary focus is on contract law and property law. Different sections offered are specific to majors and/or interests (Section A – General Business, Section B – Sport Management, Section C – Hospitality Management). Students can choose any section that they prefer, regardless of major.

CJ315 - Global Technology & Crime

In this course the advances in technology developed in crime investigation will be examined, like crime mapping. The impact of technology and media on international crime and new globally-oriented cooperative enforcement strategies will also be examined. Students will gain a better understanding of crime control in a global society.”

DSCI203 - OS + Algorithms

An introduction to the theory and structure of modern operating systems, including hardware abstraction, process management, memory management, system performance, and security. Specific attention to multi-threaded processing, semaphores, locking and inter-process communication. Prerequisites: DSCI102 and DSCI103 (formerly INTC102/INTC103).

DSCI205 - Data Communication & Networks

This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of computer networks and data communication, including a survey of major protocols, standards, and architectures. Students will use the concepts and terminology of data communications in describing how software applications and network services communicate with one another. Students will read and analyze network traces to monitor communications, diagnose issues, and evaluate protocols. Prerequisites: DSCI102 and DSCI103 (formerly INTC102/103).

DSCI207 - Cryptology

A course that covers fundamental mathematical concepts from modern algebra, number theory, and other areas of mathematics. Provides a foundation for the understanding of classical encryption systems and modern encryption methods. Emphasis on the mathematical underpinnings germane to cryptology. Prepares students for advanced study of modern cryptography. Experience implementing encryption, decryption and crypt-analytic methods on a variety of systems. Prerequisites: DSCI102, MATH208 and MATH209.

DSCI302 - IT Security & Risk Management

This course focuses on the concepts, terminology and practice of network security. Topics include the fundamental goals of network security and practical applications of wired and wireless network security techniques such as applications of cryptology in network protocols, authentication, access control, network security devices such as firewalls and intrusion detection and prevention systems, incident response, log analysis, honeypots and honeynets. Prerequisites: DSCI102 and DSCI103.

DSCI305 - Information Assurance and Management

This course focuses on management of the information assurance process. Topics include human factors in reducing security breaches, security incident detection and response, remediation, management's role in information assurance, and other considerations in framing and implementing information assurance policies. Prerequisites: DSCI102 and DSCI103.

DSCI310 - Cyberlaw & Cybercrime

This course includes extensive discussion of the legal constraints, both civil and criminal, that underlie acceptable behavior using computers and networks today. Prerequisites: BUSS205 & DSCI103

DSCI405 - Computer Forensics

This course provides student with the opportunity to perform basic forensic techniques and use appropriate media analysis software. Basics of security, structure and protocols of network operating systems and devices are covered as students will work to gather evidence in a networked environment and to image and restore evidence properly without destroying value. Students will practice gaining evidence from a computer system while maintaining its integrity and a solid chain of custody. Within the laboratory, students will gain hands-on experience in the use of current investigative tools. Prerequisites: DSCI205 & DSCI310