Cyber Security Systems, Bachelor of Science

126 Credits
College of Professional Studies
Queens Campus

Overview

As our reliance on computers increases and technology grows more sophisticated, the need for cyber security experts becomes critical to protect users and keep personal information out of the hands of hackers and cyber criminals.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the computer security field is rapidly growing. Private and public employers are expected to add 286,600 new computer security jobs over the next ten years.

You can prepare for this exciting field by earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Cyber Security Systems at St. John's. Offered by the College of Professional Studies, this 126-credit program prepares students for career opportunities in the cyber security field, including positions as cryptanalysts, cyber law enforcement specialists, security administrators, computer crime investigators and computer forensic specialists.

Cyber Security Systems
Career opportunities are booming for computer security analysts, Web security administrators and computer crime investigators.

Cyber Security Systems (Business Option)
Students gain the knowledge and skills to be information security managers, information assurance consultants and business security systems analysts.

Cyber Security Systems (Cyber Forensics Option)
Students prepare for in-demand careers as forensics specialists, forensic technology consultants, technology risk management professionals and Internet forensics specialists through specialized courses in cyber networking and criminal justice.

Students also may take a minor in conjunction with the B.S. Degree in Cyber Security Systems. The following minors may be of special interest to students majoring in this program:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminalistics
  • Mathematics
  • Corporate Security
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Courses

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Admission

Admission requirements for the B.S. degree in Cyber Security are similar to those currently outlined for admission to four-year, Bachelor of Science degree programs in the College of Professional Studies.

For more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University, please visit Undergraduate Admission online. Or contact us directly at the campus of your choice:

Admission Office - Queens Campus
718-990-2000
admissions@stjohns.edu

Admission Office - Staten Island campus
718-390-4500
siadmissions@stjohns.edu

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Career Outcomes

Students acquire the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to excel as computer security professionals. The program will enable you to: 

  • Build a comprehensive understanding of the theory and practice of essential computer science principles.
  • Gain a familiarity with the central role that computer systems play in today’s businesses, government agencies and cultural institutions.
  • Develop an awareness of the challenges that sophisticated hackers and criminal organizations currently and potentially pose to the world’s computer systems.
  • Gain expertise in the theory and techniques of combating criminal threats to databases, computer records and the Internet.
  • Acquire a familiarity with criminal justice and law enforcement principles pertaining to technology.
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Global Approach to Education

Students also benefit from St. John's focus on an international academic experience. The University offers extensive study abroad courses during the academic year as well as the winter and summer semesters. Students can live and learn at St. John's Rome, Italy, campus and Paris, France, location.

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Additional Information

St. John's is committed to preparing students majoring in cyber security with the technological proficiency to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. The University is equipped to meet the instructional needs of students and faculty through state-of-the-art academic computing facilities, including microcomputer laboratories, microcomputer classrooms and multimedia classrooms.

St. John’s computer labs contain more than 300 Intel workstations and more than 30 high-end Macintosh computers, with the latest software for Windows and Macintosh platforms. Workstations also are available in campus branches of the 1.7 million-volume University Library. All computers are connected to UNIX servers, Windows NT file servers and St. John’s top-ranked wireless network.

More than 90 percent of St. John’s classrooms have state-of-the-art audiovisual technology, including wireless connectivity. Each classroom podium is equipped with the latest workstations, Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) and DVD/VCR players. In addition, all new students at St. John’s receive their own laptop computer with full wireless connectivity.

Students gain an academic and professional edge by joining the Computer Science Society (CSS). One of more than 180 student clubs and organizations at St. John's, CSS integrates the classroom experience with real-world, industry-related experiences so members are ready to enter an exciting career in technology. Whether it be networking with industry professionals, attending informative workshops or preparing for job interviews, CSS provides the tools necessary to become a forward-thinking leader of the technological revolution.

Students also may be eligible for one of the many honor societies available in the College of Professional Studies and at the University as a whole. For example, the College of Professional Studies Honor Society recognizes undergraduates who demonstrate academic excellence and involvement in campus, church or community activities. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 60 credits (30 in CPS) with an index of 3.5 for all coursework.

Students take advantage of St. John’s location in dynamic New York City. Our faculty and Career Center have strong ties to employers and other professional and educational resources throughout the New York area. Students make New York their classroom through innovative courses like Discover New York.

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Success Story

Alumnus, Professor and Director of the Graduate Sport Management program
“My experience as a St. John’s student has been invaluable to my role as professor and chair," says Gerstner.