Computer Networks and Cybersecurity Degree Overview
In today’s technology-driven economy, experts in computer networks and cybersecurity are essential to protect organizations from malicious activities. Your Monroe degree gives you a solid foundation in computing, networks, and cybersecurity while you develop the project management, critical-thinking, and technical skills essential to be effective in your field.
- Study online or on campus
- Learn from IT professionals
- Enjoy flexible scheduling
- Gain experience and hands-on skills
- Earn Certifications such as A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA, and Cloud+
Bachelor's in Computer Networks and Cybersecurity Curriculum
Besides classes in computer hardware and software, Cisco networking, wireless technology, ethical hacking, and information and network security, you’ll engage in liberal arts courses and become a better communicator. Your degree opens the door to a number of industries, and Monroe ensures you’re ready to hit the ground running when it does.
My internship with The New York Times, plus classes taught by cybersecurity experts, prepared me to work in this growing field.
BS Computer Networks and Cybersecurity, 2018
MS Information Security Policy and Management, 2020
Learn the techniques used by cyber attackers, then provide strategies to defend against them. Understand perimeter defenses, how intruders escalate privileges, and how to secure a system – all with an emphasis on ethical hacking.
Professional Opportunities in Computer Networks & Cybersecurity
Internships are an invaluable way to gain real world experience and find out what area of network and security you’d like to go into. Plus, with New York City out your back door, there’s no limit to the possibilities available to you.
Recent internships include:
- New York Times
- Verizon Wireless
- Salesforce Partners
Give your career the extra edge with outside-the-classroom opportunities to learn and network with fellow students and industry professionals.
- Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) - An international professional organization with headquarters in New York
- Monroe’s Information Technology Student Association (ITSA) - A club that meets weekly and hosts speakers, visits computer shows and other events, organizes tech challenges, and offers volunteer services to local businesses
Your Future Career in Computer Networks and Cybersecurity
A degree in Computer Networks and Cybersecurity opens the door to a number of career opportunities in companies large and small. Some examples:
- Computer Network Architect
- Network Administrator
- Computer Network Support Specialist
- Certified Computer Technician