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Information Assurance and Cyber Security, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The curriculum includes instruction in programming, databases, and systems analysis; networking; cryptography; penetration testing and network defense, security system design; applicable law and regulations; risk assessment and policy analysis; contingency planning; user access issues; investigation techniques; and troubleshooting.The Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) Program has reviewed this curriculum and has validated that Penn College courses meet all of the criteria of the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) National Training Standard for Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals, NSTISSI No. 4011. Additionally, this program was developed to meet the curricular recommendations for the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (IA/CD) Education, a joint effort of the NSA and DHS.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • Introduction to Programming
  • Networking I
  • Information, Technology, and Society
  • English Composition I
  • Humanities Elective
  • Social Science Elective
  • Art Elective
  • Foreign Language Elective
  • Applied Arts Elective
  • International Field Experience Elective
  • Calculus I
  • Programming II
  • Networking II
  • English Composition II
  • Technical and Professional Communication
  • Humanities Elective
  • Social Science Elective
  • Art Elective
  • Foreign Language Elective
  • Applied Arts Elective
  • International Field Experience Elective
  • Introduction to UNIX/Linux
  • Introduction to Database
  • Principles of Management
  • Science Elective with lab
  • Liberal Arts Elective

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    68

    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:

    6

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

    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

  • Complete the appropriate type of Application for Admission.
  • Submit the nonrefundable $50 application fee (for paper applications only).
  • Submit proof of eligibility for admission (official high school transcript, GED transcript of your scores confirming receipt of a Commonwealth diploma, or educational transcript).
  • Submit proof of academic prerequisites if applying for a major with special admission requirements (See Acceptance and Enrollment Restrictions for more information).
  • Upon notification, submit $150 tuition deposit.
  • Take Penn College placement tests on assigned date.
  • Attend Pre-enrollment Advising Session.
  • Pay tuition and fees by deadline indicated on your e-bill.
  • Attend a two-day Connections session.
  • Tuition Fee

    • National

      16350 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 16350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Williamsport

    • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
      Living Costs

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