Computer & Information Systems (BS)


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 for Cyber Defense Education for 2016-2021.

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.

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    Degree/Major 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 1010 Intro to Information Systems (3 credits)
    • CIS 4060 Software Requirements and Design (3 credits)
    • CIS 4070 Software Testing and Quality Assurance (3 credits)
    • CIS 4505 Software Project Management (3 credits)
    • CIS 4570 Networks (3 credits)

    Plus 8 Electives from the following (24 credits):

    • Any CIS classes not listed in the major and EXCLUDING  CIS 1000 (3 credits per class)
    • BUS 3170 Management Information Systems (3 credits)
    • DMS 4980 Video Game Design I (3 credits)
    • DMS 4981 Video Game Design II (3 credits)

    Cybersecurity Minor

    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 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 1010 Introduction to Information Systems (3 credits)
    • CIS 3870 Secure Database Programming (3 credits) or CIS 4560 Database Design (3 credits)
    • CIS 4070 Software Testing and Quality Assurance (3 credits)
    • CIS 4570 Networks (3 credits)
    • CIS 4650 Information and Society (3 credits)
    • CIS 4710 Ethical Hacking (3 credits)

Program Contact Information

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

Telephone: 313-993-3338
Fax: 313-993-1166

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