In La Salle’s 5-year B.S./M.S. program, students focus on undergraduate-level coursework in computer science and, after four years, immersive graduate-level courses in cybersecurity.
The cybersecurity curriculum covers information security policy, computer crime and legislation, investigative practice and procedure, and corporate ethics and compliance. Students complete their master’s degree program with a capstone project, partner with an external company, or work on a project associated with their current employer. Graduates are prepared to apply advanced principles and concepts to support secure information systems and technology at the enterprise and individual levels, locally and globally.
La Salle offers an accelerated pathway for students to earn both a B.S. in Computer Science and an M.S. in Cybersecurity in just five years. The multidisciplinary curriculum draws courses from our information technology leadership, computer information science, and economic crime forensics programs.
This course introduces students to the field of artificial intelligence (AI). Students will learn how big data and data mining techniques are utilized by machines to create the AI models used by autonomous aircraft and automobiles, personal assistants, IT security software, fraud investigations, and credit bureaus. The course will review the history, present day use, and future of artificial intelligence. Through case studies and current events, students will examine the benefits and risks associated with AI. The course will cover issues related to AI and privacy, ethics, and machine bias. Neuromorphic computing, the Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX), and data analytics will also be discussed.
Computers have made organizations easier to run. All accounting information, inventory records, customer data, and intellectual property that an organization possesses is contained somewhere in an electronic file. As such, these electronic files are vulnerable to attacks from both employees and outsiders from around the world. This course provides students with an understanding of how computer fraud and manipulation is accomplished and what security measures should be instituted to prevent it.
This course introduces students to the differences between cybercrime, cyber espionage, and cyber warfare by discussing the relationship between cyber intrusions and cybersecurity to nations, businesses, society, and people. Students will use case studies to analyze the threats, vulnerabilities, and risks present in these environments, and develop strategies to reduce the breaches and mitigate the damages.
Cybercrime is one of the fastest growing threats for global businesses and economies. A degree from La Salle prepares graduates for a variety of positions in a rapidly growing industry. These include: