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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 120-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:
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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:
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There are several tracks a student can take to earn a degree in Cyber Security Systems. Please click on the links below to be taken to the tracks requirements.
To earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Cyber Security Systems, students complete 120 credits, in major-sequence, elective courses, and core requirements, as outlined below.
And 12 additional CSS Credits from the following courses:
And 3 additional credits in Theology
*A second language (6 credits) may be substituted for these courses.
And 6 additional credits in Mathematics Courses selected from:
And 3 additional credits in Biology, Chemistry or Physics selected from:
Free Electives: 21 Credits
To earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Cyber Security Systems (Business Option), students complete 120 credits, in major-sequence, elective courses, and core requirements, as outlined below.
Free Electives: 6 Credits
To earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Cyber Security Systems (Digital Forensics Option), students complete 120 credits, in major-sequence, elective courses, and core requirements, as outlined below.
Free Electives: 9 Credits
Students completing this program will have a minor in digital forensics as well as a major in computer security systems.
Depending on the degree options chosen, students completing this program will be prepared to assume the responsibilities of an entry level computer crime investigator or digital forensic examiner, electronic evidence collection specialist, intrusion detection specialist, or wireless security specialist, etc. Students learn how to use and create policies and procedures to help secure the organizations they were hired to protect. Graduates of this program currently work in small, medium, and Fortune 500 corporations as well as federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
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.
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.