Rochester Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science in Computing Security
The BS in Computing Security is designed to produce graduates who will be experts in the identification of computer security vulnerabilities, the detection of computer security exploits, and the prevention or mitigation of the resulting attacks. Students also understand the forensic requirements needed to prove an attack occurred, identify its origin, assess the extent of the damage or loss of information, and design strategies that ensure data can be recovered. The unique degree was developed to respond to the increasing need for undergraduate advanced studies in the areas of computing and network security and forensics. An important goal is to provide students with a level of specialization in computing security beyond what is provided by more general majors offered in information systems or information technology. The program allows the student to focus on a particular area of security such as forensics, mobile device forensics, or network or computing system security. The hands-on and experiential nature of our curriculum provides our students with the opportunity to be among the best in this discipline when they graduate. Our unique blend of active learning, lab based courses, and opportunities for independent exploration at the advanced levels make our program a leader in this discipline.