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Security and Risk Analysis - Information and Cyber Security Option, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #75 (BCR) Online
Security and Risk Analysis - Information and Cyber Security Option from Penn State World Campus focuses on the technologies, education, and policies to protect people, information, and other assets.
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Overview

During our Security and Risk Analysis - Information and Cyber Security Option from Penn State World Campus students are introduced to the tools and skills needed to determine the required confidentiality, integrity, and availability of an asset (i.e. a person, structure, facility, information, material, or process that has value).

The degree looks at how to design secure systems, evaluate and measure risk, and ensure that proper levels of privacy are maintained for individual technology users, businesses, government, and other organizations. Courses specific to information and cyber security are embedded within the degree program. These courses can provide you with an understanding of the theories, skills, and technologies associated with network security, cyber threat defense, information warfare, and critical infrastructure protection across multiple industries.  

Careers

With the BS in SRA, you can prepare for positions such as:

  • applications security specialist
  • network security specialist
  • computer forensics specialist
  • computer system auditor
  • intelligence analyst and specialist
  • cyber-intelligence analyst
  • business intelligence analyst
  • business process analyst
  • counterintelligence and counterterrorism threat analysis
  • economic crime analyst
  • information security analyst,
  • international crime officer
  • policy analyst
  • program and management analyst

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Threat of Terrorism and Crime
  • Decision Theory and Analysis
  • Overview of Information Security
  • Social Problems
  • Economic Principles of Agribusiness Decision Making
  • Information, People, and Technology
  • Organization of Data
  • Legal and Regulatory Environment of Information Science and Technology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    6.5

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    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

  • You must be a high school graduate or have completed a GED and have earned three and a half units of mathematics (selected from any combination of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry or higher math course) to satisfy the initial admission requirements to be admitted to the College of Information Sciences and Technology. 
  • High school transcripts or GED transcript
  • Official college or university transcripts, if you attended another institution, and/or official military transcripts (if applicable).
  • Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
  • Submit official documents by mail

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    576 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 576 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    576 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 576 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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