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BS in Network Security

Cyber-attacks are a serious threat. Businesses and organizations around the world hire professionals who work to stop them every day. If you like computers and want to join their ranks, consider earning a degree in Network Security. Find out more about ECPI University's Bachelor of Science in Network Security program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Information Science with a concentration in Network Security

School Offering Program:

ECPI University

Program Prerequisites:

Potential applicants to ECPI University's Bachelor of Science in Network Security program must possess their high school diploma or GED prior to enrollment. Additionally, they must pass ECPI University's admission test.

Program Description:

ECPI University's Bachelor of Science in Network Security program offers students a solid foundation in general education while introducing them to basic business management and customer service principles. Computer and information science major coursework gives students the opportunity to learn about:

  • Computer logic and design
  • Systems analysis and design
  • Databases
  • IT project management
  • Web interface design

Concentration coursework presents key networking concepts, including networking hardware and software, network routing and switching, risk management, and disaster recovery. Students can also learn how to identify security needs and implement network security measures, monitor network security, and build networks in the CISCO, UNIX, and Windows environments.

Learning Format:

Online or On-Campus (please contact ECPI University for program availability at a location near you)

Total Credits Required:

121 credits

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, and loans. Consult with ECPI University for more information about financial assistance.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Network Security:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact ECPI University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Arts and Sciences Courses (31 credits)

  • MTH 131: College Algebra
  • Select one of the following:
    • MTH 200: Pre-Calculus
    • MTH 140: Statistics
  • ENG 110: College Composition
  • ENG 120: Advanced Composition
  • PSY 105: Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 220: Positive Psychology (or other social/behavioral science)
  • HUM 205: Culture and Diversity (or other humanities/fine arts)
  • COM 110: Principles of Speech
  • PHY 120: Physics
  • PHY 120L: Physics Lab
  • CAP 480: Arts and Sciences Capstone

Self Integration & Computer Li9teracy Courses (9 credits)

  • FOR 112: College Orientation
  • COR 090: Career Orientation
  • CIS 106: Introduction to Operating Systems
  • IST 120: Computer Applications

Core Courses (24 credits)

  • BUS 122: Principles of Business and Management
  • CIS 102: Fundamentals of Customer Service
  • CIS 121: Logic and Design
  • CIS 131: Database I
  • CIS 150: Networking I
  • CIS 282: Web Interface Design
  • CIS 420: System Analysis and Design
  • CIS 471: IT Project Management

Network Security Courses (24 credits)

  • CIS 151: Networking II
  • CIS 202: Introduction to Routing and Switching
  • CIS 204: Intermediate Routing and Switching
  • CIS 206: Introduction to UNIX
  • CIS 245: Windows Client and Server
  • CIS 212: Network Security Concepts
  • CIS 403: Network Security I
  • CIS 410: Network Security II

Elective Courses (4 credits)

  • Select four Computer and Information Science elective credits

Post-Graduation Opportunities:

Career Paths:

The Bachelor of Science in Network Security program can help students prepare for several career opportunities designing, implementing, and maintaining computer and wireless networks. Graduates of the program could seek employment in a range of businesses, government and public agencies, and computer technology-related organizations. Examples of positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Network Administrator
  • Network Security Analyst
  • Systems Administrator
  • Database Administrator
  • Technical Support Analyst
  • Help Desk Analyst

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