Starting Fall 2024!
Become a Data Protection Leader With a Degree in IT Security Systems
Through WVPU’s Bachelor of Science in IT Security Systems program, students develop the necessary skills and competencies to effectively address issues concerning information protection operations. Graduates will be qualified to help to secure digital systems from terrorism, fraud and theft, to undertake digital intelligence/counterintelligence operations, conduct digital forensics and pre-emptive IT security operations, manage cloud security, and detect and protect against social engineering. Other acquired skills include the ability to design projects to develop and implement solutions to overcome challenges as they arise while communicating plans effectively.
Students who complete this program will be able to:
- Demonstrate a mastery of computer science in the core knowledge areas of software development, algorithms and data structures, computer organization, hardware and architecture, and data and information management.
- Apply knowledge of computer science to solve complex and unpredictable problems.
- Describe how technological advances impact social issues and professional practice.
- Write and orally communicate technical material effectively and professionally.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the vocabulary of cybersecurity terms and phraseology.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of cybersecurity threats to IT systems.
- Describe the roles, responsibilities and tools of a cybersecurity professional.
General Information about the BSc in IT Security Systems
The Bachelor of Science in IT Security Systems curriculum is organized into 10 modules, a practicum and a thesis. The 10 modules include the Common Core Module (54 ECTS), four Foundation Modules (48 ECTS), six Advanced Modules (92 ECTS), a practicum (8 ECTS), and a thesis (8 ECTS). To satisfy the remaining 30 ECTS of the Electives Module, students can select any course the University offers, or apply transfer credits. Full-time students working toward a Bachelor of Science in IT Security Systems will usually carry a course load of 30 ECTS per semester.
This state-of-the-art degree prepares students for entry-level or postgraduate study in the field of IT security systems. Upon completion, students may register for the optional examination in Network Security and Defence.
The National Security Agency (NSA) and the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have designated Webster University's undergraduate program as a National Centre of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defence (CAE-CD), so each graduate receives an additional U.S. government-approved certificate in cybersecurity.