Western Colorado University’s Computer Science Comprehensive Major: Information Security emphasis provides students with a technical and fundamental understanding of computer science (CS) in general and information security specifically. Our CS students take a breadth of courses in programming, data structures, algorithms, web development, databases, networking, machine learning, theory of computation, etc. Additionally, information security majors complete coursework in network security, malware analysis, ethical hacking, systems security, cryptography, and more. After completing the broad yet foundational curriculum, our program-level learning outcomes for computer science information security graduates are as follows:
Students who complete this degree will be able to…
- Design, develop, and debug software in high and low-level programming languages using GUI and CLI tools and environments
- Understand red-team (offensive) & blue-team (defensive) concepts relating to web security
- Understand red-team (offensive) & blue-team (defensive) concepts relating to system security
- Understand red-team (offensive) & blue-team (defensive) concepts relating to network security
- Analyze software using reverse engineering tools & practices
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