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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Computing and Security Technology

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Computing and Security Technology

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 60 months
The College of Computing and Informatics' Bachelor of Science in Computing and Security Technology (BSCST) prepares students for work related to the management and administration of large-scale computing infrastructure. Students gain experience with core information technology (IT) areas including servers, databases, networks, the Web, and computer security. The program places emphasis on practical education and fundamental concepts that are supplemented by laboratory experience. Core courses provide students with practical knowledge and skills related to proprietary and open source servers, network administration, software development, database administration, and IT security. Students take advanced electives and a concentration in either Computing Technology or Computing Security. The advanced courses include topics such as: mobile applications, IT risk assessment, intrusion detection, security audits, and computer forensics. The degrees in Computing and Security Technology, Data Science, and Information Systems share a common first year. This allows students to easily switch among the degrees early in their studies. In addition, some of the electives in each degree are accessible to students in the other two majors and this provides a deeper and broader set of advanced topics for students in all three majors. The BS in Computing and Security Technology is offered as a full-time, on-campus bachelor's degree program or as an online, part-time degree completion program for students who have already earned an associate's degree or have completed approximately two years of college work. Students are no longer being admitted to the on-site BSCST degree program that was offered at Burlington County College (BCC), Delaware County Community College (DCCC), and the Montgomery County Community College (MCCC). Students from these institutions are invited to apply to transfer into the online program or the on-campus program at Drexel. Also, students are no longer being admitted to the Drexel Saturday Scholars program.