Wentworth Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity students embrace our culture of trial and error to help improve the projects we work on. You enjoy finding the flaws in any system. At Wentworth, you'll refine those skills and then learn how to design and develop solutions that ensure no one else can exploit the flaws. Then you'll apply those skills and experience with the entire security process: from incident response and forensics to offensive and defensive security, to policy and management. As a graduate of this program, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the broad field of Cybersecurity and will be ready for high-paying jobs across the cyber industry.
Students in the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program learn how systems, devices, and networks operate and how to identify potential security vulnerabilities in those environments. Students will experience the entire security process from incident response and forensics to offensive and defensive security, to policy and management. Electives allow students to dive deeper into areas of cybersecurity that they are most interested in. Students also apply these skills directly in the work environment through two required co-op work semesters beginning junior year.
Visit the Course Catalog for information about program requirements. For an overview of the year-by-year experience in the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program, see "What You'll Learn" below.
What You’ll Learn
You’ll establish a foundation for your Cybersecurity program by taking Computer Science I & II, Security Principles and Discrete Mathematics. These courses will lay the groundwork for a comprehensive understanding to practical cybersecurity concepts that you’ll apply in the rest of your program.
Second-year cybersecurity students expand their knowledge with computer science courses in Data Structures and Algorithms, as well as tackling Cybersecurity Law & Policy. You’ll bolster this knowledge with additional math courses in Calculus and Linear Algebra.
An optional pre co-op work term is available to students during the summer semester.
In the fall and summer semesters of your third year, you’ll start to focus on Operating Systems and System Administration while diving further into both Networking Security and Computer Security. You’ll also have the opportunity supplement your core program courses with an elective in your desired area of study.
In the spring, you’ll begin the first of two required co-ops.
In the fall, you’ll go on your second required co-op to gain more hands-on industry experience.
The remainder of your program allows you to round out your cybersecurity knowledge through advanced courses like Offensive Security, which delves into proactive measures that cybersecurity experts can take to stop intruders, as well as several electives. You’ll work on your senior project in your final semester.