What You'll Learn 

Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Computer & Information Science with a concentration in Cybersecurity provides courses in the basics of computer and information science as well as cybersecurity. Students will learn about concepts like human behaviors related to cyber risk, where and how cryptography is used, security policies and compliance, as well as cyber risk assessment models, methodologies, and processes. 

The program prepares students to:

  • Apply current tools and methodologies to secure systems
  • Analyze users’ security issues
  • Design secure information systems
  • Evaluate information security trends, practices, and products 
  • Measure and assess risk management practices and policies for an enterprise network

Online Program

Our cybersecurity concentration classes are offered completely online for students seeking their Computer & Information Science degree through our on-campus women's college undergraduate program as well as our co-ed evening program. With no specified login times, students have access to our cybersecurity courses anytime, anywhere. 

Career Opportunities

With organizations and government agencies regularly facing cyber threats and potential data breaches, the demand for cybersecurity experts is rapidly growing. Organizations and government agencies need people who are skilled in preventing sophisticated computer viruses, malware, and scams.

In-Demand Skills 

  • A February 2018 study from McAfee reports that hackers drain an estimated $600 billion annually from the world economy. 
  • According to recent estimates, there will be as many as 3.5 million unfilled positions in the cybersecurity industry by 2021.

The Columbia College Difference 

Personalized Support

Benefit from small classes and learn from instructors, not teaching assistants, who know you and help you explore your interests. With in-demand skills and personalized support, you'll be equipped to go after exciting internship and job opportunities. 

National Direction 

The recommendations from the National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) were considered in developing this concentration. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Security Agency (NSA) jointly sponsor the National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) program.