Computer Technologies: Cybersecurity (B.S.)
University of Maryland University College
Contact: Jana Gordon—240-527-2711
The major in cybersecurity prepares graduates to be leaders in the protection of data assets. The curriculum focuses on the techniques, policies, operational procedures, and technologies that secure and defend the availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and nonrepudiation of information and information systems, in local as well as more broadly based domains. The major prepares students for careers as information systems security professionals, senior system managers, and system administrators responsible for information systems and security of those systems.
The student who graduates with a major in cybersecurity will be able to:
- Protect an organization's critical information and assets by ethically integrating cybersecurity best practices and risk management throughout an enterprise.
- Implement continuous network monitoring and provide real-time security solutions.
- Analyze advanced persistent threats and deploy countermeasures and conduct risk and vulnerability assessments of planned and installed information systems.
- Participate in forensic analysis of cyber incidents and assist in recovery of operations.
- Formulate, update, and communicate short- and long-term organizational cybersecurity strategies and policies.
A degree with a major in cybersecurity requires the successful completion of 120 credits of coursework, including 33 credits for the major; 41 credits in general education requirements; and 46 credits in the minor, electives, and other degree requirements. At least 17 credits in the major must be earned in upper-level courses (numbered 300 or above).
For more information please visit UMUC's Web site at www.umuc.edu/undergrad/ugprograms/csia.cfm.
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