Bachelor of Science Degree, Computer Information Systems Major
See also Computer Information Systems and Computer Science and Software Engineering
Stop cyberattackers in their tracks
The Department of Homeland Security has estimated that 20 percent of Americans have been victimized by some form of cybercrime. As cybersecurity becomes such a high priority in our world, the job market is booming with intense demand for professionals who can defend networks, data, and infrastructure.
PCC’s cybersecurity concentration gives students extensive knowledge of the latest tools and techniques available to combat cyberattacks and implement safeguards that keep systems safe.
With an emphasis on continually learning in this constantly changing field, students develop a strong foundation of logical thinking, problem-solving skills, and attention to detail, learning to detect patterns and discover potential areas of vulnerability. Several courses are taught by professionals currently working in the cybersecurity field, bringing up-to-the-minute real-world perspective and experience to the classroom.
Students learn to anticipate the moves of sophisticated cybercriminals, using both defensive and offensive strategies to combat their tactics. Programming classes train students to spot trouble areas and to write software that cannot be exploited by hackers.
The mission of PCC’s cybersecurity program is to produce excellent, highly skilled Christian leaders who bring a moral and ethical approach to cybersecurity challenges.
Recommended high school preparation for a cybersecurity concentration is two units of algebra. Opportunities are available to make up this deficiency. In this case, time required to complete a cybersecurity concentration could be expected to increase.