Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (specialization in Cybersecurity)


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Program Description

As a graduate of this IT bachelor’s program, you should be prepared to:

  • Apply IT theory to practical, real-world needs;
  • Develop, test, and implement data security solutions;
  • Manage IT projects through the use of generally-accepted project management practices;
  • Monitor, detect, and respond to threats;
  • Assess the data management and security needs of businesses and implement solutions.

About the Program

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology has been designed to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities to enter the field, to advance in their careers, or to pursue graduate studies. The core program provides a foundation for students to learn how to apply information technology theory and principles to address real-world opportunities and challenges in the management and operations of information systems and networks. The Cybersecurity specialization focuses on the ongoing threat to information systems today, which affects both public and private sector organizations as well as individuals whose information is stolen. The BSIT program is flexible in design and sensitive to the needs of busy individuals who have to balance the demands of their work, family, and education.

Career Opportunities

A Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology specializing in Cybersecurity can lead to the following career paths:

  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Network Security Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Intelligence Collection
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Inspection, Investigation, and Compliance
  • Computer Forensics Analyst
  • Operations and Maintenance Manager

Course Format

Salem offers undergraduate and graduate programs of study with continuous enrollment via distance education or on-ground at our Salem, West Virginia campus. Courses are delivered in a monthly format (4-weeks) and completed on ground, online, or through a blended approach that uses both delivery methods. Online courses are structured to work within the constraints of full- time employment, allowing you to earn your degree with minimum disruption to your busy schedule. Traditional on-ground programs of study are available for campus residents and commuter students.

Course Numbers/Names

The Information Technology program consists of ten core courses as follows:

  • IT110 IT Essentials
  • IT130 Fundamentals of Computer Graphics
  • IT150 Computer Programming
  • IT151 Computer Programming 2
  • IT202 Internet Publishing
  • IT310 Database Architectures
  • IT323 Methods of Software Development
  • IT409 Basic Networking
  • IT445 Project Management
  • IT499 Senior Capstone

Specialization in Cybersecurity

  • IT405 Computer Forensics
  • IT410 Enterprise Networking
  • IT420 Information Systems Security
  • IT425 Advanced Cybersecurity
  • IT450 Special Topics

Admission Requirements

Admission to Salem is open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or ability/disability. Anyone wishing to attend Salem can obtain the necessary application from the Office of Admissions or online from our website at The completed application should be submitted to the Office of Admissions at the earliest possible date. A nonrefundable application fee is required of all applicants. The University admits students on a rolling, monthly start basis. Acceptance is within the discretion of Salem International University; some programs have additional admissions requirements.

Last updated Sep 2019

About the School

Established in 1888 as Salem College, Salem University has a tradition of academic excellence and innovation. The beautiful 100-acre campus is nestled in the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia. Th ... Read More

Established in 1888 as Salem College, Salem University has a tradition of academic excellence and innovation. The beautiful 100-acre campus is nestled in the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia. The campus offers student housing and traditional campus clubs and activities. Read less
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