Cyber Security

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Information Security

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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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Dhanapati Adhikari, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations

Office Hours

Spring 2016 (1-13-16 to 5-2-16)

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday:  1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
and Tuesday and Thursday:  11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
or by appointment

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

Topology

Office Hours

Spring 2016 (1-13-16 to 5-2-16)

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday:  11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
and Tuesday and Thursday:  3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
or by appointment

Zaixin Lu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Energy Efficient Wireless Sensor network, Wireless Data Communication, Social Network Analysis, and Computational Biology.

Office Hours

Spring 2016 (1-13-16 to 5-2-16)

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday:  2:50 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
or by appointment

Thomas F. Kent, Ph.D.1
Chairperson, Associate Professor of Mathematics

Computability theory

Office Hours

Spring 2016 (1-16-16 to 5-2-16)  

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday:  1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
or 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