Designed to meet curricular learning outcomes set by the Association for Computing Machinery and the National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, our Computer Science—Cybersecurity major combines the advanced applications of cybersecurity with the most advanced Computer Science classes.
It is difficult to find strong Cybersecurity major programs in small liberal arts colleges or Christian universities, but with six faculty members devoted to Taylor’s Computer Science majors—one solely focused on the cybersecurity field—Taylor has created a strong Computer Science legacy with a near-100% graduate placement rate. By choosing the Cybersecurity curriculum, our Computer Science graduates are well prepared for careers in computer science and cyber defense.
Take a look at a few of the classes you'll take in Cybersecurity.
Study defensive programming techniques, platform security, and secure software engineering. Identify and analyze malicious software and apply tools and techniques for identifying software vulnerabilities.
Learn the fundamentals of security design, vulnerability analysis, cryptography, and defensive programming.
Examine the tools, methodologies, and analysis techniques used for digital investigations. Students practice capturing, deciphering, reconstructing, and analyzing digital data.
Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog here.
The Foundational Core classes will give you a big-picture view of how your calling connects with God's purpose for your life, engaging with ideas that will demonstrate how God has given you certain talents and skills to bring healing to the world. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God's creation.
University cybersecurity programs often fall into one of three categories: policy, technology, or computer science. Schools with policy-focused cybersecurity programs examine international security laws and examine how human controls impact cybersecurity intelligence and politics. Technology-focused programs teach students how to use pre-made security-related tools, such as antivirus software and firewalls, to enforce those policies.
Taylor University’s Computer Science—Cybersecurity major lands in the final category and stands on the computing principles taught through our premiere Computer Science and Engineering department. This type of program teaches students to create security-related software and program defensively, taking the cybersecurity curriculum and integrating it with the most advanced computer science classes.
Our Cybersecurity majors develop an understanding of computer science, including network operations, computational problem solving, and software development; and integrate their faith with class discussions, looking at the ethical issues of technology.