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.

More About This Degree


Dhanapati Adhikari, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations

Office Hours

Fall 2016 (August 24, 2016 to December 7, 2016):  Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., or by appointment.  Please email to make an appointment.


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 (August 24, 2016 to December 7, 2016):  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., or by appointment.  Please email to make an appointment.


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

Computability theory

Office Hours

Fall 2016 (August 24, 2016 to December 7, 2016):  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. or by appointment.  Please email to make an appointment.


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

Topology

Office Hours

Fall 2016 (August 24, 2016 to December 7, 2016):  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., or by appointment.  Please email 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

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