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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

Please refer to the General Education, Applied Learning, and Writing Intensive requirement sections of the College Catalog and consult with your advisor to ensure that graduation requirements are satisfied.


*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 3
CRJ 217 Computer Forensics II 3
EET 113 Electrical Circuits II 4
EET 118 Semiconductor Devices & Circuits 4
EET 223 Digital Electronics 4
SET 105 Intro to Symbolic & Logic Programming 3
SET 205 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Technology 3


300-400 Level Suggested Technical Electives:

BCS 318 Virtualization & Cloud Computing 3
CPS 461 Penetration Testing 3
CPS 462 Smart Grid Security 3
CPS 463 Distributed Systems and Security 3
CRJ 440 Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency 3

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.