Cyber Security & Networks

Bachelor of Science

In 1929, scientists made the startling discovery that the physical universe is expanding. Not that many years later, we all discovered another universe that never stops expanding: the information universe. How do we manage all that information? That’s the job of information technology. Want it to be your job?

Be the go-to person that companies depend on

It’s impossible to overstate the importance of IT to businesses, industries, and government organizations. If their systems and programs don’t run smoothly, business and administration can slow or even grind to a halt. The financial cost can be devastating.

Our program will give you a solid understanding of both practical and conceptual information technologies and a firm sense of the ins and outs of computer hardware, software, and design issues.

By the time you complete the program, you’ll be able to design effective and usable IT-based solutions and integrate them into a user’s environment. You should also be able to design and implement a system for a real application, either individually or as part of a team.

Wondering about the difference between computer science and information technology? In a nutshell, computer science focuses on software design and development, while information technology concentrates on managing the infrastructure and making those developments accessible to people and businesses.

Explore all areas of the field

The Information Technology / Network Administration and Security program will take you into areas such as network design, network administration, network security, and cyber forensics. You also will have an opportunity to complete a minor in a field that partners superbly with information technology — criminal justice and business, for example. Interested in going on to graduate school? This program prepares you for masters programs in national security, network systems, and computer science.

Visualize your career path

What would your job title be? Starting out, you could be a network technician, applications developer, biomedical computing technician, or network security technician. With some years of job experience, think: network administrator or security manager. Our alumni work for companies large and small, school systems, and government agencies.

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Learn from professors who are dedicated to your success.

Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.

Envision Your Future

The information below is designed to show the many possible careers you could pursue with your major. The research is provided by Encoura, the leading research and advisory firm focused exclusively on higher education. It includes median national salaries and industry growth projections over the next decade. Click here to view the full report.


Director IT Risk Management

16% Growth 2017-2027


Firewall Engineer

17% Growth 2017-2027


Database Administrator

12% Growth 2017-2027

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From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.

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Innovative Courses

  • Java Programming

    Introduction to the Java programming language. Strings, arrays, and vectors. Object-oriented programming concepts including encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism. Applets and event-driven programming.

  • Operating Systems

    Modern operating system concepts including interrupts, process and thread management, concurrency, deadlock, memory management, file system management, resource allocation.

  • Computer Architecture

    Characteristics of instruction set architecture (ISA) and microarchitecture; RISC and CISC ISA design; cache and memory hierarchy; physical and virtual memory; pipelining; branch prediction; project work in both ISA and microarchitecture implementation and design.

  • Network Essentials and Technologies

    A foundation in current network technologies for local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and the Internet. Introduction to the hardware, software, terminology, components, design, and connections of a network. The OSI model will be covered as well as differing topologies and protocols for LANs.

  • Full List of Courses for Cyber Security & Networks

    The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security & Networks, check out the Academic Catalog:

    Cyber Security & Networks, B.S. (formerly Cyber Systems)

    Information Technology Minor


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    We offer a comprehensive financial aid program, with students receiving assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans, and part-time employment. Funds are available from federal and state governments, private sponsors, and from university resources. More than 85 percent of the University's full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.

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