Nov 23, 2020  
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Cybersecurity, B.S. and M.S.


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John Yoon, Ph.D., Program Director
914-674-7461
jyoon@mercy.edu

Bachelor of Science

General Liberal Arts and Science  
General Education Requirements* 60 credits
   
Major Concentration  
Cybersecurity Foundation and Major  
(Undergraduate Courses) 39 credits
Major Electives 9 credits
Open Electives* 12 credits
Total 120 credits

Master of Science

Course work completed during B.S. degree 12 credits
Course work completed during M.S. degree 18 credits
Total combined B.S./M.S. 138 credits

Students may take up to four graduate courses to fulfill the open elective requirements of the B.S. in cybersecurity.
These graduate courses may also be used to fulfill the requirements of the M.S. in cybersecurity. Please see Graduate Catalog for course descriptions

Students who choose the dual degree program in cybersecurity must complete:

Undergraduate Courses Foundation Courses


**This course can be transferred into if students have current security+ certificate.

Open Elective


  • Any four graduate courses

Graduate Courses


Students should not take any graduate level courses until they have completed 60 credits and maintained a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 each semester at Mercy College. Students are encouraged to discuss with their academic advisors or program heads about suitable graduate course selection. Please refer to the graduate catalog for course descriptions.

Any six of the following at most

  • IASP 500 - Topics in Information Security
  • IASP 505 - Foundations of Cybersecurity Sciences
  • IASP 510 - Social Implications of Information Security
  • IASP 520 - Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • IASP 525 - Database Security
  • IASP 530 - Forensic Computing
  • IASP 540 - Information Assurance and Management
  • IASP 550 - Intrusion Detection and Prevention
  • IASP 555 - Mobile Technologies and Wireless Sensor Services
  • IASP 560 - Wireless Network and Security
  • IASP 565 - Internet Social Media and Security
  • IASP 580 - IT Security Audit and Compliance
  • IASP 585 - Applied Cryptography

Note(s)


*CISC 131 , CISC 231 , MATH 116  (or MATH 115 ) and MATH 120 /CISC 120 MATH 122 MATH 201  are Prerequisites for the major and must be used to fulfill general education requirement

*These courses fulfill part of the General Education requirements. The total of major concentration is 16 courses or 48 credits.

Mercy College’s 15-credit residency requirement in the major concentrations of cybersecurity must be satisfied by courses numbered 200 or above.

*These courses fulfill part of the General Education requirements. The total of major concentration is 16 courses or 48 credits.

**This course can be transferred into if students have current security+ certificate.

Students should not take any graduate level courses until they have completed 60 credits and maintained a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 each semester at Mercy College. Students are encouraged to discuss with their academic advisors or program director about suitable graduate course selection.

  1. Freshman students should apply for B.S. in cybersecurity first and B.S./M.S. dual degree upon completion of the 51 credits General Education requirement and completion of at least 15 credits in their major field of study with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Students need to apply to the dual degree program through the Admissions Office.
  2. Transferred students without Associate degree to B.S. in cybersecurity may apply for B.S./M.S. dual degree upon completion of the 51 credits General Education requirement and completion of at least 15 credits in their major field of study. 30 credits must be taken in residency at Mercy College with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Students need apply to the dual degree program through the Admissions Office.
  3. To remain in the dual program, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 each semester at Mercy College. Students may not take any graduate level courses until they have completed 60 credits and have an approval from program director.
  4. Students are allowed to take up to 4 graduate courses in Cybersecurity before their BS degree is earned. At most 4 graduate courses are used for both the BS and MS degree requirements. Any graduate courses earned more than 4 maximum are not counted for any degree requirements.
  5. Upon completion of the B.S. degree requirements, dual degree students should apply for the B.S degree and contact the Admissions Office to apply for the M.S. degree. Subsequently, students can take the fifth and more graduate courses.

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