Jul 20, 2024  
Fitchburg State University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Cybersecurity Concentration, Computer Information Systems, B.S.


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Chairperson

Nadimpalli Mahadev     

 
Professors

Associate Professors

Brady Chen Natasha Kourtonina
Nadimpalli Mahadev Frits Lander
Ricky Sethi  

The Computer Information Systems (CIS) Program offers the opportunity for students to develop knowledge and skills in analysis and design of information systems, database development, software development, and networking. This program prepares students for professional careers in the rapidly changing field of computer information systems. Students develop skills in communication, teamwork and leadership which are vital to their professional careers.

The explosive growth of information technology, and in particular, cloud computing, has increased the dependence of individuals and organizations on the data and information stored on network storage devices and communicated over networks. This, in turn, has led to extremely high demand for professionals in computer and cybersecurity technologies.

The Cybersecurity concentration provides the unique opportunity for students in CIS to develop knowledge and skills in computer and network security, data encryption and decryption, cybersecurity, and ethical hacking. This concentration prepares students for professional careers in the rapidly changing fields of information technology, networking and cybersecurity.

Required General Education Courses


CIS Environment Tracks


Every CIS major needs to select one IS Environment track from the list below and complete the courses associated with that track.

Bio Info Systems (BioIS) track (15 or 16 cr.)


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