Information Security (Cyber Security)

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Information Security

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Information Security (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.

More About This Degree

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 2017 (August 28, 2017 to December 11, 2017) - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday:  1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. or by appointment.  Please email Dr. Cheng to make an appointment.

Dhanapati Adhikari, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics

Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations

Office Hours

Fall 2017 (August 28, 2017 to December 11, 2017) - Monday, Wednesday, and Friday:  8:20 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. or by appointment.  Please email Dr. Adhikari to make an appointment.

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


Office Hours

Fall 2017 (August 28, 2017 to December 11, 2017) - Monday, Wednesday, and Friday:  11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment.  Please email Dr. Johnson to make an appointment.

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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

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 Operating System 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 211 Calculus I 4
MATH 212 Calculus II 4
MATH 220 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
MATH 271 Transition to Advanced Mathematics 3
MATH 322, 322L Linear Algebra 3
MATH 323 Number Theory 3
MATH 420 Discrete Mathematics 3
PHYS 303, 303L General Physics I 4