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Curriculum Information Guide

Computer Security Technology

Dr. M. Nazrul Islam, Chair
Security Systems and Law Enforcement Technology
School of Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Science Degree

The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Security Technology prepares students to combat security issues and challenges in the digital environment, including computer systems, computer networks and cyberspace. Graduates will be able to face the security threats and protect valuable information and/or physical resources from unauthorized access and malicious activities. In addition to preparing students for rewarding careers in the security industry, the program prepares students for lifelong learning and advanced studies in related disciplines.

Typical Employment Opportunities

Corporate Security 
Federal, State and Local Security Agencies 
Software Industries 
Computer and Information Systems Manager 

Computer Security Technology (BS) Program Outcomes:

  • Graduates will demonstrate the knowledge-based skills to analyze and excel in computer and cyber security technologies.
  • Graduates will demonstrate an appreciation of professional requirements, ethics and leadership skills.
  • Graduates will utilize effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Graduates will apply critical thinking skills to analyze current issues and develop innovative solution techniques.

Curriculum Summary

Degree Type: BS
Total Required Credits: 121


*Technical Elective courses can be selected in consultation with the student’s academic advisor within the course designations of EET, SET, BCS, CRJ and CPS.

100-200 Level Technical Electives:

BCS 262 Data Communications

CRJ 217 Computer Forensics II

EET 113 Electrical Circuits II

EET 118 Semiconductor Devices & Circuits

EET 223 Digital Electronics

SET 105 Intro to Symbolic & Logic Programming

SET 205 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Technology

300-400 Level Suggested Technical Electives:

BCS 318 Virtualization & Cloud Computing

CPS 461 Penetration Testing

CPS 462 Smart Grid Security

CPS 463 Distributed Systems and Security

CRJ 440 Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency

Admission to Farmingdale State College - State University of New York is based on the qualifications of the applicant without regard to age, sex, marital or military status, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.