Cyber Security

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Information Security

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Cyber Security at Marywood

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that computer science occupations will account for nearly 60% of job growth between now and 2018. Our information security program prepares students for one of the fastest growing segments of that field: cyber security. 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.

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Wen Cheng, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Information Security

Machine Learning; Data Mining; Statistic Modeling; Bioinformatics and Computational Biology; Pattern Recognition; Imaging Processing and Analysis; Big Data

Office Hours

Fall 2016:  To be announced


Dhanapati Adhikari, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations

Office Hours

Summer I (5-16-16 to 6-29-16) and Summer II (7-5-16 to 8-17-16) by appointment


Thomas F. Kent, Ph.D.
Chairperson, Associate Professor of Mathematics

Computability theory

Office Hours

Summer I (5-16-16 to 6-29-16) and Summer II (7-5-16 to 8-17-16)  Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or by appointment


Craig M. Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics

Topology

Office Hours

Summer I (5-16-16 to 6-29-16) or Summer II (7-5-16 to 8-17-16) by appointment

This is just a sample of our Mathematics and Computer Science faculty - see them all!

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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B.S. Information Security

Information Security majors must take three program elective courses in Computer Science, Information Security, and/or Mathematics, all of which must be at or above the 300 level. 

CS 142 Programming in C++ 3
CS 150 Object Oriented Programming 3
CS 242 Computer Architecture 3
CS 245 Computer Data Structure 3
CS 322 Computer Networks 3
CS 341 Analysis of Algorithms 3
CS 344 OS Principles 3
CS 490 Capstone Project 3
INSC 410 Legal Issues in Information Security 3
INSC 420 Introduction to Computer Security 3
INSC 430 Network Security 3
INSC 440 Intro to Cryptography 3
INSC 445 Security Policies and Implementations 3
INSC 450 Digital Forensics 3
MATH 201 Calculus I 3
MATH 202 Calculus II 3
MATH 203 Calculus III 3
MATH 271 Transition to Advanced Mathematics 3
MATH 322 Linear Algebra 3
MATH 323 Number Theory 3
MATH 420 Discrete Mathematics 3

M.S. Information Security (5 year combined program)

CS 142 Programming in C++  3
CS 150 Object oriented Programming 3
CS 242 Computer Architecture 3
CS 245 Computer Data Structure 3
CS 322 Computer Networks 3
CS 341 Analysis of Algorithms 3
CS 344 OS Principles 3
CS 490 Capstone Project 3
INSC 510 Legal Issues in Information Security  3
INSC 520 Introduction to Computer Security 3
INSC 530 Network Security 3
INSC 540 Intro to Cryptography 3
INSC 545 Security Policies and Implementations 3
INSC 550 Digital Forensics 3
INSC 560 Applied Cryptography 3
INSC 565 Operating System Security 3
MATH 201 Calculus I 3
MATH 202 Calculus II 3
MATH 203 Calculus III 3
MATH 271 Transition to Advanced Mathematics 3
MATH 322 Linear Algebra 3
MATH 323 Number Theory 3
MATH 420 Discrete Mathematics 3