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Cyber Security Systems, Bachelor of Science

Computer Science, Mathematics and Science
120 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.

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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:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminalistics
  • Mathematics
  • Corporate Security

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Admission

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
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Courses

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.

Major Area Requirements: 36 Credits
CUS1115Computer Programming Fundamentals I3
CUS1116Computer Programming Fundamentals II3
NET1001Data Communications3
NET1011Networking Fundamentals3
NET1015Routers and Router Concepts3
CSS1005Fundamentals of Cyber Security3
CSS1011Network Security3
CSS1012Network Perimeter Security3

And 12 additional CSS Credits from the following courses:

CSS1008Healthcare Information Security3
CSS1015Wireless Security3
CSS1021Cyberlaw and Ethics3
CSS1025Linux and UNIX Security3
CSS1032Cyber Threats and Detection3
CSS1031Wireless Networking3
Common Core Requirements: 42 Credits
ART1000C*The Creative Process3
DNY1000CDiscover New York3
ENG1000CEnglish Composition3
ENG1100CLiterature in a Global Context3
HIS1000CEmergence of a Global Society3
LAC1000C*Language and Culture3
PHI1000CPhilosophy of the Human Person3
PHI3000CMetaphysics3
PHI1020 seriesEthics3
SCI1000CScientific Inquiry3
SPE1000CPublic Speaking for the College Student3
THE1000CPerspectives on Christianity- A Catholic Approach3
THE 1040 seriesMoral Theology3

And 3 additional credits in Theology

*A second language (6 credits) may be substituted for these courses.

Other Liberal Arts Requirements: 27 Credits
ECO1001Principles of Economics I3
ECO1002Principles of Economics II3
MTH1009Calculus I3
MTH1010Calculus II3
MTH1013Probability and Statistics I3
MTH1014Probability and Statistics II3

And 6 additional credits in Mathematics Courses selected from:

MTH1011Calculus III3
MTH1012Linear Algebra3
MTH1015Numerical Analysis3
MTH1016Software Applications for Mathematics3
MTH1017Mathematical Logic3
MTH1018Differential Equation3
MTH1019Topics in Advanced Calculus3

And 3 additional credits in Biology, Chemistry or Physics selected from:

SCIBiology, Chemistry, or Physics3

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.

Major Area Requirements: 39 Credits
CUS1115Computer Programming Fundamentals I3
CUS1116Computer Programming Fundamentals II3
CUS3 additional credits selected from:3
CUS1147Business Driven Technology3
CUS1165Database Management Systems3
CUS1176Electronic Commerce3
NET1001Data Communications3
NET1011Networking Fundamentals3
NET1015Routers and Router Concepts3
CSS1005Fundamentals of Cyber Security3
CSS1011Network Security3
CSS1012Network Perimeter Security3

And 12 additional CSS Credits from the following courses:

CSS1001Introduction to Information Security 3
CSS1008Healthcare Information Security3
CSS1015Wireless Security3
CSS1021Cyberlaw and Ethics3
CSS1025Linux and UNIX Security3
CSS1032Cyber Threats and Detection3
CSS1031Wireless Networking3
Specialized Area Requirements: 18 Credits
ACC1007Fundamentals of Accounting I3
ACC1008Fundamentals of Accounting II3
BLW1001Law and Business3
MGT1001Principles of Management I3
MGT1003Financial Management3
MGT1001Principles of Marketing3
Common Core Requirements: 42 Credits
ART1000C*The Creative Process3
DNY1000CDiscover New York3
ENG1000CEnglish Composition3
ENG1100CLiterature in a Global Context3
HIS1000CEmergence of a Global Society3
LAC1000C*Language and Culture3
PHI1000CPhilosophy of the Human Person3
PHI3000CMetaphysics3
PHI1020 seriesEthics3
SCI1000CScientific Inquiry3
SPE1000CPublic Speaking for the College Student3
THE1000CPerspectives on Christianity- A Catholic Approach3
THE 1040 seriesMoral Theology3

And 3 additional credits in Theology

*A second language (6 credits) may be substituted for these courses.

Other Liberal Arts Requirements: 27 Credits
ECO1001Principles of Economics I3
ECO1002Principles of Economics II3
MTH1008Matrix Methods3
MTH1009Calculus I3
MTH1013Probability and Statistics I3
MTH1014Probability and Statistics II3

And 3 additional credits in Biology, Chemistry or Physics selected from:

SCIBiology, Chemistry, or Physics3

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.

Major Area Requirements: 39 Credits
CUS1115Computer Programming Fundamentals I3
CUS1116Computer Programming Fundamentals II3
CUS1185Data Security and Cryptography3
NET1001Data Communications3
NET1011Networking Fundamentals3
NET1015Routers and Router Concepts3
CSS1005Fundamentals of Cyber Security3
CSS1011Network Security3
CSS1012Network Perimeter Security3

And 12 additional CSS Credits from the following courses:

CSS1001Introduction to Information Security 3
CSS1008Healthcare Information Security3
CSS1015Wireless Security3
CSS1021Cyberlaw and Ethics3
CSS1025Linux and UNIX Security3
CSS1032Cyber Threats and Detection3
CSS1031Wireless Networking3
Specialized Area Requirements: 15 Credits
CFRCFR 1000 orIntroduction to Computer Forensics3
 CFR 1002Introduction to Network Forensics3
CFR1005Management of Digital Evidence3
CRJ2006Introduction to Cybercrime3
CRJ3117Cybercrime and the Law3
CRJ3118Cybercrime Investigation3
Common Core Requirements: 42 Credits
ART1000C*The Creative Process3
DNY1000CDiscover New York3
ENG1000CEnglish Composition3
ENG1100CLiterature in a Global Context3
HIS1000CEmergence of a Global Society3
LAC1000C*Language and Culture3
PHI1000CPhilosophy of the Human Person3
PHI3000CMetaphysics3
PHI1020 seriesEthics3
SCI1000CScientific Inquiry3
SPE1000CPublic Speaking for the College Student3
THE1000CPerspectives on Christianity- A Catholic Approach3
THE 1040 seriesMoral Theology3

And 3 additional credits in Theology

*A second language (6 credits) may be substituted for these courses.

Other Liberal Arts Requirements: 21 Credits
ECO1001Principles of Economics I3
ECO1002Principles of Economics II3
MTH1008Matrix Methods3
MTH1009Calculus I3
MTH1013Probability and Statistics I3
MTH1014Probability and Statistics II3

And 3 additional credits in Biology, Chemistry or Physics selected from:

SCIBiology, Chemistry, or Physics3

Free Electives: 9 Credits

Students completing this program will have a minor in digital forensics as well as a major in computer security systems.

Opportunities

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.

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.

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.