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Secure Computing and Information Assurance, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Frostburg, MD, United States
 A bachelor’s degree in Secure Computing and Information Assurance from Frostburg State University prepares you to enter a career field that is in high demand and filled with exciting challenge. 
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Overview

Secure Computing and Information Assurance program Highlights:

  • Study in state-of-the-art computer research labs and facilities.
  • Be a part of small classes that provide extensive hands-on learning opportunities in the cyber security field.
  • Get involved in exciting experiential challenges such as working to overcome hacker threats posed by professors and fellow students from Frostburg State University .  
  • Explore internship opportunities in the network security field, if you wish.
  • Join the Frostburg chapter of the Association of Computer Machinery to discuss hot topics and access the latest online resources in the computer security field.
  • Learn to use the latest techniques, skills and tools available in cyber security.

Career

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, an information security analyst can anticipate job growth of 37 percent through 2022. This is more than four times faster growth than the average (8 percent) across all occupations. The rapid rise in the network security career field is linked to a growing need for innovative solutions that will prevent hackers from stealing critical information or creating chaos in vital computer networks.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Introduction to Cyber Law
  • Computer Science
  • Secure Databases
  • Capstone Course 
  • Foundations of Computer Science
  • Introduction to Secure Computing and  Information Assurance
  • Software Security Engineering
  • Network Security
  • Operating System Security
  • Security Policy and Assessment
  • Cloud Computing and Security
  • Computer and Network Forensics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Submit an original Application for Admission to Frostburg State University. 
  • Pay the one-time application fee of $45.00 (USD) to Frostburg State University. 
  • Submit official or school certified academic transcript(s) from all high schools and/or colleges/universities attended.  
  • Submit an International Student Certification of Financial Support form along with required supporting financial documents.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20800 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6700 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Frostburg

  • 1216 - 2060 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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