Cybersecurity, B.S.

HELP SECURE DATA AND PROTECT SYSTEMS FROM CYBER-ATTACKS.

As cyber security threats continue to grow, so does the demand for qualified individuals able to safeguard our society’s vital data and applications.

Lewis’ Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program offers a technical curriculum that teaches how to analyze vulnerabilities in computer software and hardware, anticipate attacks, and design security protections, controls, and monitoring services. As a subfield of Computer Science, the study of cybersecurity thoroughly familiarizes students with how computers represent, process, store, obfuscate, and communicate data so that they can anticipate hackers’ moves, decipher their steps, and counteract their attacks. Students will also learn how to apply their knowledge ethically and legally in today’s business environments.

Cybersecurity students will develop expertise in:

  • Security Architecture and Models
  • Network Security
  • Cryptography
  • Secure Coding
  • Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
  • IT Operations Security
  • Disaster Recovery
  • IT Law, Investigations and Ethics
  • Physical Security
  • Computer Forensics

On Campus Opportunities

  • ECaMS Cyber Defense Club
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon National Honors Society
  • Prometheon Technology Club
  • Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • IEEE Student Chapter
  • Math Club
  • e-Sports Club
  • Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (DataSAIL)

4+1 Bachelor’s to Master’s Programs

Our 4+1 programs enable well-qualified students to earn a Master's degree in the following specialties with just one additional year of study:

Admission Requirements

Please refer to the Office of Admissions for application requirements and specific next steps.

For more information contact the Office of Admission at admission@lewisu.edu or call (815) 836-5250.

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