Mathematics & Computer Science: B.S. in Information Security

Program Contact:

DP Adhikari, Ph.D.
adhikari@maryu.marywood.edu
Center for Natural and Health Science (CNHS) building, Room 339

(570) 348-6211 ext. 2375

Administrative Assistant:

Marcie Gaughan
mgaughan@marywood.edu
Center for Natural and Health Science (CNHS) building, Room 350
(570) 348-6265

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B.S. in Information Security

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that computer science occupations will account for nearly 60% of job growth between 2008 and 2018. Our information security program prepares students for one of the fastest growing segments of that field: cybersecurity. Students in our B.S. in Information Security program will:

  • Develop proficiency in computer programming languages such as C++ and Java;
  • Develop the skills to implement a security policy for protecting IT infrastructure and business data;
  • Understand the legal and ethical issues surrounding cybersecurity;
  • Understand the architecture of modern computers;
  • Be able to understand common data structures used in computing;
  • Be able to analyze computer algorithms;
  • Develop proficiency in computer networking;
  • Understand the principles of computer operating systems.

Careers

Students who graduate with a degree in information security are well-prepared for work as forensic analysts, security architects, network security engineers, or computer crime investigators, among others.

Course Requirements for B.S. Degree in Information Security

All Current Curriculum Guides

I. Mathematics Courses (20 credits)

CourseTitleCredits
MATH 155 or 220 Statistics 3
MATH 211 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 4
MATH 212 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4
MATH 322, 322L Linear Algebra and Lab 3
MATH 323 Number Theory 3
MATH 420 Discrete Mathematics 3

II. Computer Science Courses (24 credits)

CourseTitleCredits
CS 142 Programming in C++ 3
CS 150 Object-Oriented Programming 3
CS 242 Computer Architecture 3
CS 245 Computer Data Structures 3
CS 322 Computer Networks 3
CS 341 Analysis of Algorithms 3
CS 344 Operating System Principles 3
CS 490 Capstone Project 3

III. Information Security Courses (18 credits)

CourseTitleCredits
INSC 410 Legal Issues in Information Security 3
INSC 420 Introduction to Computer Security 3
INSC 430 Network Security 3
INSC 440 Introduction to Cryptography 3
INSC 445 Security Policies and Implementations 3
INSC 450 Digital Forensics 3

IV. Cognate requirement (4 credits)

Information Security majors must take PHYS 303, and 303L. These courses satisfy Category III of the Liberal Arts Core Requirements.

CourseTitleCredits
PHYS 303 General Physics I 3
PHYS 303L General Physics I Lab 1

V. Program and General Electives

An addition 15 credit of electives is needed to obtain a total of 120 credits.  All Marywood undergraduate students must have a minimum of 120 credits to graduate. Information Security majors must take enough general elective credits to meet this minimum before graduation.