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Bachelor's in Cyber and Information Security (BS)

College of Arts and Sciences

As the world becomes more reliant on internet-based technologies, there is high demand for professionals trained in information security. Launching fall 2018, our new Bachelor of Science in Cyber and Information Security program will provide students the tools necessary to tackle ever-increasing cyber attacks. Enter this growing industry led by Roosevelt’s cutting-edge curriculum.

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Location: Chicago
Start Term: Fall, Spring
Program Type: Major

Cybersecurity is among the fastest-growing career paths. As part of the Department of Computer Science’s Division of Data Science and Information Technology,
the CIS program will prepare students for a variety of careers in corporations and governmental law enforcement and defense organizations. Beyond information technology careers, this program can lead to work in computer forensics, fraud investigation, intelligence, terrorism and crime analysis are a few of the possibilities. Students will earn multiple professional certifications en route to degree completion.

What Differentiates Us

Unparalleled Location

Unparalleled Location

Downtown Chicago campus is surrounded by hundreds of companies with information security career opportunities.

Real-World Credentials

Real-World Credentials

Career relevant credentialing is embedded in the BS program.

Flexible

Flexible

Hybrid course structure with small class sizes.

Expectations & Requirements

Standards

Competencies are set by the NSA Centers of Academic Excellence Standards. Graduates of the CIS program will master programming languages, software reverse engineering, operating system theory, networking, cell and mobile technologies, discrete math algorithms, cyber defense programming, security fundamental principles, identifying vulnerabilities, and legal issues.

Courses contain real-world, hands-on application assignments. Students may complete an internship. Career mentoring will be offered by field professionals and other faculty.  

Sample Courses

  • Advanced Cryptography
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cyber Law & Ethics
  • Advanced Digital Forensics

Outcomes

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of growth for jobs in information security is projected at 18%, a much faster rate than the average for all other occupations.

Entry-Level Information Security Analysts can expect to earn an average of $64K annually. Total cash earnings of Entry-Level Information Security Analysts range from $44K on the low end to $90K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $9K and $7K, respectively. 

More Opportunities

Through the Roosevelt University Cyber Security Center, students engage in a full range of extracurricular activities. The Cyber Club meets regularly, participates in regional and national hacking competitions, and hosts a speaker series where professionals active in the cyber and data science fields from across the country speak to students about the state of the profession and provide career readiness advice. The Cyber Security Center’s Advisory Board offers opportunities for career mentorship, internships, and other experiential learning opportunities. For more information on the Cyber Security Center, please contact Eric Berkowitz, Cyber Security Center Director, at eberkowitz@roosevelt.edu.