Cybersecurity

Clearly no company or government agency can afford to have a serious breach in the security of its computer network. Those who can protect computer systems and networks against hackers, spyware and viruses are currently in very high demand. Fontbonne’s Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity will help you develop the knowledge and experience needed to earn a position as a cybersecurity professional within companies, institutions or government facilities.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for cybersecurity professionals is projected to grow by 22% by 2020.

Cybersecurity Program Highlights

  • Be part of one of the few true cybersecurity majors in Missouri.
  • Take advantage of a program designed by full-time faculty members in consultation with St. Louis area industry experts.
  • Earn a cybersecurity certificate or a cybersecurity minor even if you choose to major in another area.
  • Engage in cybersecurity research with professors and colleagues and present your findings at major conferences.
  • Learn from courses that include a solid base of computer science and mathematics, developed specifically for this major — courses such as Cryptography, Wireless Security, Mobile Forensics, and Server Security and Maintenance/Troubleshooting.
  • Delve into the security, privacy and trust issues found in networks, mobile devices, cloud computing and many other computer systems.
  • Take advantage of the emphasis on problem solving and communication skills which will make you an even more highly employable graduate.
  • Work in our dedicated cybersecurity lab.
  • Enjoy small class sizes and get all of the personal attention you deserve.
  • Have access to internships with major companies in the St. Louis area.
  • In the news: “Market Exploding for Cybersecurity,” according to the St. Louis Business Journal.

NEW:  Minor in Data Analytics.

Professional Certification Preparation

Professional certifications are valued credentials and validations of your knowledge of cybersecurity. Our Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity will assist you in preparing and sitting for the following certification exams:

  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH): In addition to course work, you need two years of work experience in security.
  • EC Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA): In addition to course work, you need two years of work experience in security.
  • Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP): In addition to course work, you need two years of work experience in security.
  • CompTIA Security+: In addition to course work, you need two years of work experience as a network IT administrator.
  • Encase Certified Examiner (EnCE): In addition to course work, you need two years of forensics experience in industry.

Cybersecurity Course Samples

  • Introduction to Cybersecurity, Crime and Policies

    Introduces students to the fields of cybersecurity and cyber crime. Covers issues associated with different types of threats, attacks, and the methods employed against these threats and attacks. Practical cryptography, securities of operating systems, computer networks, applications and other types of computer systems will also be introduced. This course also covers cysersecurity policies, analysis procedures, risk assessments, and implementation of security policies. Prerequisite or co-requisite: MTH 115

  • Operating System Security and Administration

    Covers operating system security and administration with an emphasis on operating  system installation, configuration, administration, and security. Topics include operating system setup, user account control, file system protection, activity logging, system call  auditing, address space management, and intrusion detections. Prerequisites: CIS 120, CIS 125 and CIS 225. CIS 355 is a pre- or co-requisite.

  • Web Development Security

    Covers web development security with an emphasis on the fundamental principles of security in web applications. Topics include web browser security, server-side web application security and web database security. Prerequisites: CIS 120 and CIS 125. CIS 225 is a pre- or co-requisite.

Internship Opportunities

Fontbonne University cybersecurity majors have recently interned at several local companies/agencies, including Emerson Electric, Express Scripts, MasterCard, World Wide Technology, Hussman Refrigeration, Clayton Police Department, St. Louis County Police Department, St. Louis City Police Department, and the FBI.

Cybersecurity Career Opportunities

Contact Us

Questions? Contact our Office of Admission: 314-889-1400 or 1-800-205-5862 | fbyou@fontbonne.edu

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