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Computer Science, B.S. – Network Security

Learn to analyze, design, and safeguard computer-based systems—one of the most vital infrastructures of any organization now and into the future.

What You’ll Learn

The Computer Science, B.S. with a concentration in Network Security allows you to focus on network infrastructure and network security aspects, preparing you to handle IT security infrastructure challenges for businesses around the world.

You’ll study a variety of topics such as defense-in-depth, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, cryptography, and virtual private networks. You’ll also complete a substantial project that demonstrates the full extent of your technical skills and knowledge, in addition to its economic, societal, and ethical impact.

You’ll have the opportunity to work on funded research projects for the Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, among others alongside faculty at New York Tech’s Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC). Many students publish their work in recognized journals as part of the Undergraduate Research & Entrepreneurial Program (UREP).

Career Options

  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Computer Network Architect
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Security Developer
Stephan Brown (B.S. '20)

Student Researcher

A participant in New York Tech’s competitive NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, Stephan’s research on adversarial text generation won first prize at the university’s annual cybersecurity conference student competition.

Nicholas Cariello (B.S. ‘18, M.S. ‘19)

Cyber Engineer

After completing the accelerated 5-year B.S./M.S. degree program, Nick was offered a full-time position as a cybersecurity engineer at IBM.

LaVern Rhaburn Sula (B.S. ’88)

Argus Cyber Security

LaVern is the president of the North American division of Argus Cyber Security, the largest independent automotive cybersecurity company in the world.


“When you're able to show that you can take what you learn in the classroom and make something, it puts you that much closer to an offer letter.”

Pranav Krishnamurthy, (B.S. ’14, M.S. ’15)

Software Developer, Sanef ITF Technologies

Exceptional experiences.
Outstanding outcomes.




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The Computer Science, B.S. program at the Long Island and New York City campuses is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET.

How You’ll Succeed

Upon graduation, you will have the skills to be creative, inquisitive, analytical, and detail-oriented while developing computer applications in a number of frameworks. You’ll also stand out to employers thanks to your opportunities to participate in research projects in areas such as cybersecurity, health care, and energy, have your work published in peer-reviewed journals, and present at major conferences.

See the Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes of the Computer Science, B.S. program for more information.

For those interested in even greater career preparation, the Accelerated M.S. Options program offers you the opportunity to earn both a B.S. in Computer Science and an M.S. in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, or Data Science in just five years.

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The Computer Science, B.S. program at the Long Island and New York City campuses is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET.

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News Byte: Preparing the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Experts

January 21, 2021

Through the “Strengthening the Cisco Cybersecurity Pipeline” project, New York Tech worked with instructors to train 24 high school teachers to help them implement cybersecurity lessons in the classroom while five grad students acted as mentors to the students.

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