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Cyber Security Systems, Associate of Science

Computer Science, Mathematics and Science


The central goal of the Associate degree in Computer Science in the Collins College of Professional Studies is to prepare students either to enter the job market or to move on to a 4-year degree program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with the Business Option, or to another related 4-year degree program at St. John’s University.

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Students completing the A.S. degree in cyber security systems may continue for another two years to complete the B.S. degree in cyber security systems with the business option.

Core Requirements  39 credits
ACC1007Fundamentals of Accounting I3
ACC1008Fundamentals of Accounting II3
DNY1000CDiscover New York3
ENG1000CEnglish Composition3
ENG1100CLiterature in Global Context3
HIS1000CEmergence of a Global Society3
MTH1007College Algebra and Trignometry3
MTH1008*Matrix Methods3
MTH1021*Introduction to Statistics3
PHI1000CPhilosophy of the Human Person3
PHI3000C Metaphysics3
SCI1000CScientific Inquiry3
THE1000CPerspectives on Christianity-
A Catholic Approac
Major Area Requirements  18 credits
CUS1115Computer Programing Fundamentals I3
CUS1116Computer Programing Fundamentals II3
NET  1001Data Communications3
CSS1005Fundamentals of Cyber Security3
CSS1011Network Security3
CSS1012Network Perimeter Security3
General Elective   
 3 credits selected under the guidance of
an advisor

* Qualified students may elect to substitute MTH 1009 and/or 1013.

Career Outcomes

The program will prepare graduates to:

Demonstrate understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles underlying the discipline of computer science.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the physical and logical principles that determine how computers work.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the basic mathematics employed in computer science.
  • Explain the key logical constructs that underlie all computer programming.

Demonstrate analytical skills necessary to apply the fundamentals of computer science to the solution of problems within a technical environment.

  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, explain, and apply fundamental structured programming techniques
  • Apply mathematical concepts to technical problem solving situations.
  • Develop computer programs using procedural programming techniques.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and communication skills required in a technical environment.