Train in the latest cybersecurity techniques and trends
Bachelor of Science - Cyber Defense (120 credits minimum)
Gain a deeper, better understanding of privacy, compliance and governance as it relates to cyber defense. With our focus on building solid educational foundations applicable across all industries, you will graduate prepared for any of the 300,000 cyber defense jobs nationwide.
As a cyber defense professional, you will protect organizations from cyber threats both external and internal. And because our program includes a robust business component, you’ll be better equipped to make judgment calls with the understanding of how your actions affect a company.
We are proud to be one of only eight schools in Michigan that are recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Enhance your degree and broaden your understanding of cyber defense with one of two specialties:
Health Care Information and Assurance
Train in health regulations and standards, including data governance compliance. You’ll also explore the application of clinical systems, such as electronic health record systems. Other topics include information system resource management and access, disclosure and storage of protected health information.
Study disaster recovery of electronic data, authentication and audits, cryptography and wireless networking and security. Hands-on opportunities will reinforce and solidify your ability to implement and troubleshoot networks. Other topics include auditing user activity, business impact analysis processes and securing operating systems.
Foundations of Excellence
|ACES100 or OPEN||Achieving Career and Education Success or (if exempt) Open Elective||3|
|MATH135/150/215||College Algebra or Pre-Calculus or Calculus I||3-4|
|SOSC201||Diversity in Society||3|
|SOSC301||Global & World Diversity||3|
|STAT220||Introduction to Statistics||3|
Foundations of Business
|ACCT200 or ACCT201||Accounting Basics for Managers (recommended) or Accounting Foundations I||3-4|
Foundations of Cyber Defense
|GPMT287||Principles of Project Mgmt||3|
|NETW101||PC Operating Systems||3|
|IAAS256||Windows Digital Forensics||3|
|IAAS481||Info Security and Assurance||3|
|IAAS490* or TECH489*||Information Assurance/Security Internship or Field Experience in Technology||3|
|IAAS492||Legal/Ethic Issue Info Assurnc||3|
|NETW141||MS Client and Server OS||3|
|NETW151 or NETW220||Cisco Networking Fundamentals or Data Communications and Networks||3|
|NETW217||UNIX Operating Systems||3|
|NETW235||UNIX/Linux Server Admin||3|
|NETW241||MS Implement Network Infrastr||3|
|TECH497||College of Technology Capstone||3|
Open Electives - Apply MATH125 Intermediate Algebra (3 cr) here if required. Recommended Electives:
Choose one of the following specialty areas:
Information Assurance Specialty [IASP]
|IAAS332||Authentication and Audits||3|
|NETW325||Wireless Networking & Security||3|
Health Care Information and Assurance Specialty [HIAS]
|HINT350||Clinical Information Systems||3|
|HINT400||Management Information Systems||3|
|HLTH210||Health Care Orgnztns & Systems||3|
**Mathematics Minor (Optional)
|MATH205||Applied Linear Algebra||4|
Which class should I take? When should I take it?
See our Recommended Program Sequences:
Davenport University is a DHS/NSA nationally recognized Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.
The Committee on National Security Systems in conjunction with the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) jointly announced the designation of Davenport University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE)
Davenport University offers the option of completing a mathematics minor. A mathematics minor is ideal for those who want a deeper and broader background in mathematics and provides you with a competitive edge in the job market. Gain a solid foundation in applied mathematics that provides you with the necessary knowledge and skills for careers in technology. Speak with your advisor about adding this option to your degree plan.
Certification Course Credit
Davenport offers course credit for specific certifications you may hold. Obtaining a certificate demonstrates your knowledge in a specific technology area. In addition, it also indicates your dedication and motivation to professional development. For these reasons, certification exams are highly recommended after completing certificate related courses in Davenport's technology programs.