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Description

The Bachelor of Science in Computer & Information Systems with a major in cybersecurity is designed to produce successful professionals who are prepared to meet the demand in this field.

University of Detroit Mercy is one of the nation's academic institutions that pioneered curriculum in cybersecurity more than a decade ago. Detroit Mercy is recognized by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency as a national Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance.

Through Detroit Mercy's undergraduate curriculum, you will take courses that guide you along a journey from understanding the human factors of IT security to the legal world of digital forensics and the many destinations along the way including networks, software assurance, software sustainment and secure database programming.

All Incoming Students Take an Examination to Determine Placement in One of the Following (or Advanced) CIS Courses:

CIS 1000 Introduction to Computers 3 credits
CIS 1020 Computers and Research 3 credits
CIS 1030 Introduction to Web Design
3 credits


Degree Requirements

To obtain this undergraduate degree, the student must fulfill the requirements of the University core curriculum, the requirements for the program major and have completed a minimum of 126 credit hours.

Requirements for the Major

CIS 4060* Software Requirements and Design 3 credits
CIS 4505* Software Project Management 3 credits
CIS 4570* Networks 3 credits
CIS 4840* Software Assurance 3 credits
CIS 4860* Software Testing and Methodologies 3 credits

Plus Any Eight of the Following

CIS 1060 Healthcare Informatics 3 credits
CIS 2010 Secure Programming 3 credits
CIS 2200 Advanced Web Design 3 credits
CIS 3250* Secure Software Construction 3 credits
CIS 3350 Introduction to Human Factors in IT Security 3 credits
CIS 3870 Secure Database Programming 3 credits
CIS 3950 Information Systems Internship 3 credits
CIS 4050 Software Sustainment 3 credits
CIS 4450* Introduction to Digital Forensics 3 credits
CIS 4550 Advanced Digital Forensics 3 credits
CIS 4560* Database Design 3 credits
CIS 4600 Data Science for Business Intelligence and Cybersecurity
3 credits
CIS 4650* Information and Society 3 credits
CIS 4710 Ethical Hacking 3 credits
CIS 4850* Information Assurance 3 credits
CIS 4720 Introduction to Incident Response 3 credits
CIS 4880* Special Topics in Information Security 3 credits
CIS 4890 International Studies 3 credits
CIS 4900* Lead Audit Ovr
3 credits
CIS 4920 Directed Study in Computer Information Systems and Cybersecurity
3 credits
CIS 4951 Object Orientation Software Development 3 credits
CIS2---+ Any other CIS 2000 or above course 3 credits
BUS 3170 Management of Information Systems 3 credits

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* Courses have been designated by the United States National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as eligible for a certificate of completion.


Minor in Cybersecurity

University of Detroit Mercy's 18-credit minor in cybersecurity is designed to provide you with a foundation in database, networking and cybersecurity principles. This minor focuses on theoretical principles rather than specifics of specific software or network components. Topics covered include network security, software security and information security.  This minor is a strong addition to many majors including criminal justice, health information management, nursing, digital media and education.

Requirements (18 credits)

CIS 3870 Secure Database Programming 3 credits
CIS 4570* Networks 3 credits
CIS 4650 Information and Society 3 credits
CIS 4710 Ethical Hacking 3 credits
CIS 4840* Software Assurance 3 credits
CIS 4850 Information Assurance 3 credits

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*Courses have been designated by the United States National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as eligible for a certificate of completion.

Program Contact Information

Department Chair: Rita Barrios, Ph.D.
Briggs Building, Room 211
McNichols Campus

Telephone: 313-993-3338
Fax: 313-993-1166
Email: rita.barrios@udmercy.edu


For more information about UDM, or to apply online, go to www.udmercy.edu/apply.


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