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Drexel University College of Computing and Informatics

The College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) is the new focal point for Drexel's computing and information research and education. The combination of existing academic resources will create a College with considerable depth and breadth for addressing the opportunities and challenges of the information age.  The College will also serve as a central hub for multi-disciplinary computing activities, which applications and utility span across a wide range of academic domains. As the College continues to showcase Drexel's long-standing strengths in computing and informatics disciplines, its recognition as a world-class academic unit for both research and educational programs will grow.

CCI combines the strengths and assets of many of Drexel's existing undergraduate, graduate, and professional computing and informatics programs. Specifically, the College combines The iSchool, The College of Information Science & Technology; the Department of Computer Science (from the College of Engineering); and the Computing and Security Technology program (formerly housed in the Goodwin College School of Technology and Professional Studies).

Educational Offerings

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Develop professionals that are able to understand, adapt, and develop new techniques to confront emerging threats in cybersecurity.
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Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
As cybersecurity concerns grow for private firms and government organizations, demand for versatile cybersecurity professionals across industries has grown exponentially. The online Masters in Cybersecurity allows graduates with deeply technical training to understand, adapt, and develop new techniques to confront emerging threats in cybersecurity.
The program was designed by the Universitys renowned College of Engineering and College of Computing and Informatics for students with backgrounds in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, telecommunications engineering, and other closely-related technical fields. Drexel University is a designated National Security Agency (NSA) Center of Academic Excellence.
PROGRAM FEATURES
  • Theoretical foundation in computer networking, mathematics, policy, and legal issues along with electives in specialized technical areas
  • Courses malleable to professional goals
  • Technical competence and strong business acumen taught through rigorous, targeted graduate study
  • Courses taught by acclaimed on-campus Drexel faculty
  • Aligns with multiple industries including private, government, non-profit, education, finance, security, healthcare, insurance, and military
  • Drexel's highly interactive online learning environment engages and challenges students while remaining convenient for working professionals

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Online - Certificate
Adult
As the world grows more technologically dependent with governments and companies using digital or cloud technology, the threat is growing for attacks against cyber infrastructure.

Drexel's accredited online Certificate in Cybersecurity, Law and Policy equips students with the fundamentals on cybersecurity, policy and issues of cyber law. The program is designed for legal policy and technological professionals who want to bridge the gap between technology and the laws that govern cybersecurity, and is the first of its kind that examines technical and policy issues under one umbrella while looking at issues of cybersecurity.

Student may use this certificate as an individual pursuit or as a gateway to the full MS in National Security Management.
POTENTIAL CAREER PATHS
  • Security Chief of Operations
  • SEO Security Specialist
  • In-House Counsel
  • Cyber Issue Specialist
  • Senior Policy Leaders in the Cyber Arena
PROGRAM FEATURES
  • A flexible, completely online program that fits easily into your busy work and personal schedule
  • Skills learned in class can be applied directly to the workplace
  • A highly interactive online learning method allows extensive interaction with faculty and other classmates

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Students will appreciate the degree-completion format of this program which allows for greater flexibility of transfer credits in an online format.
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Online - Undergraduate Degree
Adult
The Bachelor of Science in Computing and Security Technology, a degree completion program offered online, focuses on educating technologists for industry. The CST program emphasizes practical, hands-on education and provides fundamental concepts that are supplemented by laboratory experience.
From webmasters, content-developers, and database specialists to network and system administrators and computer systems security managers, computing technologists serve as key agents in the societal revolution that is changing us from an industrial to a digital, knowledge-based society.
The Computing and Security Technology program is suitable for students who are:
  • Currently employed in the field of information technology and seek professional advancement with a focus on computing technology and/or security.
  • Interested in computing and security technology and seek a career change or personal enrichment.
  • Working adults who have already earned an associate's degree or completed approximately two years of college work.
Working students will appreciate the degree-completion format of this program which allows for greater flexibility of transfer credits in an online format.
Students who complete this program may, with additional study, also prepare for highly sought-after certification examinations from organizations including:
  • CompTIA
  • CIW
  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
  • Sun
  • Cisco
  • RedHat

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An ability to analyze a problem or information needs (of users or organizations) and identify and define the data needed to support decision making to resolve the problem or need. An ability to discover, create, evaluate and synthesize reliable data from large disparate sources of unstructured and messy data that occur in a variety of formats. An ability to transform large data sets through analysis into actionable information that individuals and organizations need. An ability to present data tailored to the information needs of different stakeholder groups using a variety of appropriate visualization techniques. An ability to secure, retain, and preserve data and information using the latest techniques and in accordance with data life cycle management practices and current information policies at the organizational, local, national and global levels. An ability to assess the value as well as legal and regulatory implications of using data and information for organizations, individuals, and society.
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Face-to-Face - Undergraduate Degree
Adult
Informatics provides a foundation for problem-solving in a data-driven society. The Bachelor of Science in Informatics (BSI) prepares students to join data science teams that create novel information products, develop new insights about people's behavior, and solve problems that require large and disparate datasets.
THE BSI PROGRAM FEATURES
  • Innovative coursework in data mining, information retrieval, visual analytics, social media trend spotting, and information policy;
  • A unique opportunity to interact with a wide range of disciplines in this interdisciplinary degree program;
  • Big Data-related Co-ops.

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An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice An ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment An understanding of best practices and standards and their application An ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan
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Face-to-Face - Undergraduate Degree
Adult
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology (BSIT) focuses on applied information technology with an emphasis on infrastructure rather than applications.
BSIT students learn how to understand and apply core information technologies; approach the application of information technology from a user-centered perspective aimed at meeting the needs of users and organizations in a societal and global context; apply sound methods and approaches to identify and analyze IT problems and design, implement, and evaluate effective and usable IT solutions; display personal and interpersonal IT career skills, including the ability to work on a team, to communicate with technical and nontechnical people, and to pursue lifelong learning.

The BSIT is offered as both a five-year and a four-year co-op program. In addition to the core coursework in information systems and information technology, the major includes 12 credits towards a minor in business. Only 12 additional credits would be required to complete a minor in business.
The BSIT Program Features:
  • Focuses on IT infrastructure and services, networking technology, server technology, and systems analysis
  • Emphasizes the use of technologies for solving complex problems in computing systems
  • Meets the growing demand for individuals skilled in the management of information technology systems
  • May lead to such jobs as Information Security Engineer, Network Operations Technician, Network Systems and Data Communications Analyst and/or Network and Computer Systems Administrator -some of the fastest-growing careers in the U.S.
  • Five-year program with three six-month periods of Co-op employment or four-year program with one six-month Co-op

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Develop new expertise.
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Online - Certificate
Adult
This independent study program provides specialized training beyond the masters program. It's intended for librarians, software engineering, information systems professionals, and specialists in related fields who wish to update their education or develop new expertise.
You'll work with a faculty advisor to design a practical program of study and also complete an independent project which integrates studies, field experiences, individual reading, and work experience. While providing a wide range of professional opportunities, the online Advanced Certificate in Information Studies and Technology program is not researched-oriented, nor intended to provide credits that can be applied toward doctoral studies.
PROGRAM FEATURES
  • Strong technological background and a focus on teaching career skills in all the aspects of information management
  • Taught by the distinguished faculty of the College of Computing and Informatics
  • The MSLIS program is fully accredited by the American Library Association (ALA)
  • Highly interactive, online learning methods designed to challenge and engage students while remaining convenient for the working professional

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Online - Undergraduate Degree
Adult
The accredited online Bachelor's in Computing and Security Technology program focuses on educating professionals in a variety of corporate, government and non-profit organizations for critical roles in computer system administration and computing security.
The program emphasizes practical hands-on education and provides fundamental concepts that are supplemented by work experience. The curriculum is designed for individuals currently employed in the field of information technology who are seeking a career change or personal enrichment; or working adults who have already earned an associate's degree or completed approximately two years of college work.
CREDIT FOR WORK EXPERIENCE
If you've completed IT certifications such as A+, Oracle 9i DBA, Windows 2008+, CCNA and more, you may be eligible to earn additional credit towards your bachelor's degree. Courses within this program also help prepare you for additional certifications, offering the potential for career and salary growth.

PROGRAM FEATURES
  • Flexible, fully online program you can take at your own pace
  • Students may choose a concentration in either Computing Security or Computing Technology
  • Drexel graduates go on to careers as network and database administrators, chief information security officers, and more

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Learn the latest methodologies and technological tools in the field A highly interactive online learning method allows extensive interaction with faculty and other classmates
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Online - Certificate
Adult
Drexel's accredited online Continuity Management Certificate equips professionals to help organizations and businesses prepare and cope with possible disruption of operations in emergency situations, whatever they may be. The curriculum focuses on the primary four domains of continuity: mitigation and prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.

Students can pursue the program as a standalone certificate or as a gateway to the full MS in National Security Management.

PROGRAM FEATURES
  • A flexible, completely online program that fits easily into your busy work and personal schedule
  • Versatile coursework that can be applied to a variety of industries in both foreign and domestic settings for private and public organizations
  • Research and learn the latest methodologies and technological tools in the field
  • A highly interactive online learning method allows extensive interaction with faculty and other classmates

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understanding of national and homeland security, policy, law, social, and technological environments.
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Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
The accredited online Master of Science in National Security Management from the College of Computing & Informatics involves an understanding of national and homeland security, policy, law, social, and technological environments.

AREAS OF STUDY AND CERTIFICATE OPTIONS
The MS in National Security Management focuses on four major areas of study. Students not wishing to complete the full master's program may choose to take the courses from any of these areas as a stand alone certificate program. Certificate credits may also be transferred into the master's program prior to the awarding of the certificate.
  • Continuity Management
    Helps organizations and businesses prepare and cope with possible disruption of operations, whatever they may be.
  • Cybersecurity, Law & Policy
    Examines technical and policy issues under one umbrella while looking at issues of cybersecurity.
  • Homeland Security
    Examines the evolution of Homeland Security as a concept, a legal framework and the redirection of national policies to align with various threats.
  • Intelligence
    Introduces advanced theoretical and practical frameworks for the study of intelligence and its application in a wide variety of contexts, both foreign and domestic.
CAREERS
  • Public Sector
    Commerce, Defense, Homeland Security, State, Treasury, FBI, CIA, DEA, and the National Guard.
  • Private Sector
    Physical Security, Information Security, Personnel Security, Information Systems Security, Homeland Security, and Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP.)
  • Information Security Analyst
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 37% increase in this position in the coming years - much faster than the average for all other occupations

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Students will develop skill in each stage of the intelligence cycle: requirements, collection, analysis, dissemination. Develop skill in each stage of the intelligence cycle: requirements, collection, analysis, dissemination. Introduce students to advanced theoretical and practical frameworks for the study of intelligence and its application in a wide variety of contexts, both foreign and domestic.
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Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
Intelligence is produced from information which is gathered to enhance the security of the state. It divides into two kinds of material and activities: foreign intelligence, designed to enable the state to conduct effective diplomatic, military and economic activities in the international arena; and domestic intelligence, utilized by the state to monitor perceived threats within its territory.

Drexel's accredited online Intelligence Certificate will introduce students to advanced theoretical and practical frameworks for the study of intelligence and its application in a wide variety of contexts, both foreign and domestic. Students will develop skill in each stage of the intelligence cycle: requirements, collection, analysis, dissemination.

A student may use this certificate as an individual pursuit or as a gateway to the full MS in National Security Management.

PROGRAM FEATURES
  • A flexible, completely online program that fits easily into your busy work and personal schedule
  • Skills learned in class can be applied directly to the workplace
  • A highly interactive online learning method allows extensive interaction with faculty and other classmates

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Competencies

  • Computers & Software: Security & Cybersecurity
  • Engineering: Computer
  • Legal Studies: Homeland Security

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