Cybersecurity Management/Computer Science 4+1

  • B.S.
  • M.S.
  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • On Campus
  • Business and Security Studies

Fast track your career with Rivier’s B.S. in Cybersecurity Management/M.S. in Computer Science 4+1 program.

Why Study Cybersecurity Management and Computer Science at Rivier?

Rivier’s B.S. Cybersecurity Management/C.S. Computer Science 4+1 program explores modern computing methods, tools, and applications and challenges you to design, develop, and demo your own significant software project as part of your course of study. This program provides a deep knowledge base that prepares you for a variety of job opportunities and rapid career advancement in an in-demand field.

The combination of Cybersecurity and Computer Science degrees provides the perfect foundation for your successful career in this dynamic industry. Cybersecurity specialists equipped with a deep understanding of computers and networks are better able to monitor systems, prevent data breaches, and to recognize and resolve system attacks with the most effective solutions.

The B.S. in Cybersecurity Management includes courses in cybersecurity, computer science, business, and homeland and international security. The curriculum focuses on skills to defend against, respond to, and recover from data breaches and cyberattacks. Through the M.S. in Computer Science coursework, you’ll develop advanced computing skills and the ability to apply those skills to solve critical business and security issues. Small classes with personal attention from faculty help you develop strong skills and relationships that can last a lifetime.

In this 4+1 Cybersecurity and Computer Science program, you will:

  • Develop cybersecurity and computing technical skills
  • Study the ethical issues associated with technology and cybersecurity challenges
  • Master theory and application of computing and quantitative research
  • Advance your information literacy, intercultural knowledge, and understanding of the effects of technology on society
  • Sharpen your critical thinking and problem-solving skills

Watch the video to learn more about the education of Cybersecurity Management students at Rivier University!

Learn in Leading-Edge Facilities

Rivier’s Cybersecurity Labs were built in 2022 as part of a complete renovation of the Business and Security Studies educational and administrative spaces. The facility includes cybersecurity labs that mirror a professional security operations center, collaboration spaces, a technology hub, and office suites.

These modern spaces align with Rivier’s focus on experiential learning; they provide students with the opportunity to learn in environments similar to the real-world labs and offices where they’ll work in their first professional positions. Engaging with advanced technologies and working collaboratively instills confidence and prepares students for greater success when they enter the workforce. 

Get Ready for the World

You will gain valuable, resume-building experiences through an internship and capstone project that matches your career interests and goals. You’ll have opportunities to study abroad, ranging from faculty-led, week-long study tours to a full semester spent at a university in another country. Outside of the classroom, you can sharpen your skills by joining the Gaming League, the Business Student Association, or the Model United Nations Team. Diverse industry speakers and networking opportunities add to your educational experience and contribute to broadening your worldview.

A Commitment to Quality

Rivier’s undergraduate programs in Business Administration, Business Management, Finance, Marketing, Sport Management, Cybersecurity Management, and MBA programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Bringing nearly three decades of experience in global security operations to the classroom, Major Russell Norris is a retired Marine Corps Officer. He served as a Strategic Planner and Analyst at U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command Headquarters—leading joint, interagency, and multinational engagements. Professor Norris directs the security program at Rivier and is proud to develop the new generation of cybersecurity leaders.

Interview with Russell Norris

Graduate Studies

Rivier’s traditional M.S. in Computer Science is a 36-credit program. However, if you enroll within one year after completing the B.S. in Cybersecurity Management, you will be considered for the 30-credit master’s program.

To be eligible for the one-year Computer Science graduate degree, you must:

  • Complete your bachelor’s degree prior to entering your fifth year
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 before your senior year
  • Submit all required graduate application materials for the one-year Master of Science degree in your senior year

Where Will Your Degrees Take You?

Rivier’s 4+1 program offers you a wide range of career and advancement opportunities.

  • Cyber incident responder
  • Ethical hacker
  • Information systems security officer (ISSO)
  • Vulnerability assessor
  • Software developer
  • Computer network architect
  • Information security analyst
  • Electronic forensics investigator
  • Network and system administrator
  • Chief information officer

Everything I learned at Rivier prepared me for my career at Kronos—from C and Java programming, learning about the software development cycle, SQL scripts, database table creation, data modeling, team collaboration, and presentation skills.

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Prepare to enter the competitive job market with confidence by earning your B.S. in Cybersecurity Management/M.S. in Computer Science degree.