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Cyber Assurance

Program(s) Available: B.A.S.

Computer science is one of the major growing industries. Northwest's cyber assurance program will prepare you for the future. Read more about what we have to offer!

Why Study Cyber Assurance at Northwest

What is cyber assurance? Cyber assurance focuses on ensuring that information systems perform as needed, remain securely accessible to authorized users, and protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information. Information assurance professionals manage, plan, audit and govern an organization's information assets.

Our program teaches both the theory and practice of computer science, preparing students for a career in computing or a path to graduate school. Students learn the essential theory that underlies the discipline, knowledge that makes them well-rounded and informs them as they develop software. On the practical side, students learn how to discover and document what end-users need, develop algorithms to solve those problems, assess the efficiency of those algorithms, and finally how to implement those algorithms in various programming languages.

For transfer students the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) is a flexible, individually tailored degree for students pursuing a vocational, technical or associate degree. Coursework for these degrees build on workplace skills and practical career training provided by an associate degree. Students may find a B.A.S. appealing for the following reasons:

  • Shorter time to degree by maximizing the transfer of vocational and technical courses toward a four-year degree
  • Requires fewer Northwest Core courses (general education courses)
  • A personalized and flexible degree plan
  • Cost-effective

Please note this program is not a traditional four-year program. It is structured for transfer students. Check out more on the benefits of our B.A.S. programs.

Career Opportunities

  • Information Assurance and Security Engineer
  • Senior Firewall Engineer
  • Information Systems Security Officer
  • Information Assurance Analyst
  • Information System Security Officer
  • Information Assurance Engineer

What Can I Do With a Major in Cyber Assurance?

Center for Cybersecurity

The Center for Cybersecurity functions as a central hub for the Cybersecurity major and related programs offering student support, state-of-the-art equipment and a home for students studying in the School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

Center for Cybersecurity

Center for Cybersecurity

CSIS Professional Advisory Team

The School of Computer Science and Information Systems annually hosts a professional advisory team that includes more than 40 professionals from various industries to review Northwest’s computer science curriculum. Professionals are updated about new technology and ensure the curriculum at Northwest is current with trends.

CSIS Professional Advisory Team
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