BS Information Security


The Bachelor of Science in Information Security is a specialized undergraduate program designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to protect and secure digital information in various sectors.

This program focuses on developing expertise in areas such as cybersecurity, network security, digital forensics, risk management, ethical hacking, cryptography and commercial aspects of the industry, including, how security itself is managed.

Graduates are equipped with the expertise to protect digital assets, mitigate security risks, and contribute to the overall security posture of organizations in an increasingly interconnected world.

Students will join a worldwide network through our MCBS IEEE Student’s Chapter, ISACA Chapter and LinkedIn information security professionals.

This program prepares students to take certification exams offered by professional bodies such as EC Council and ISACA. MCBS has signed an MOU with ISACA to facilitate knowledge sharing and capability development of Cybersecurity.

Admission Criteria
  • A recognized general education diploma or its equivalent
  • Students joining MCBS must go through an English placement test to determine the appropriate English level
  • Students presenting a valid score of 5-5.5 in IELTS or 65-79 in internet based TOEFL (iBT) are exempted from the English program
  • Students will need to go through Mathematics and IT placements tests to determine their levels of proficiency in these subjects as they are part of the GFP or possible exemption
  • Mathematics placements tests will determine whether Basic Mathematics (MATH 10) and Applied Mathematics (MATH 20) can be exempted, or students will be given both or one of them
  • IT placement test will determine whether students will require to take the Information Technology foundation course (COSC 10)
Program Structure

Duration: Bachelor’s degree requires about 8 semesters or 4 years

Program delivery: 12-15 credits per normal semester and 6 credits per summer semester

Internship: Placement on a minimum of 6-weeks internship

Courses: Apart from courses closely related to the program, students take general education courses.

Core Courses45
Communication skills12
Social Sciences09
Mathematics Requirements09
Science Requirements08
Free Electives03
Information Security Requirements15
Business Requirements09

Core Courses (45 Credits)

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
COSC 1301Object Oriented Programming I(3)
COSC 1330Computer Architecture & Organization(3)
COSC 2301Object Oriented Programming II(3)
COSC 2325Data Communication & Networking(3)
COSC 2320Database Management System(3)
ISEC 2340Principles of Information Security(3)
ISEC 3310Network Security(3)
ISEC 3330Risk Management and Compliance(3)
ISEC 3340Application Security(3)
ISEC 3350Unix Administration(3)
ISEC 4320Security Architecture and Control(3)
ISEC 4330Computer Forensics(3)
ISEC 4340Business Continuity and Operations Security(3)
ISEC 4389Information Security Capstone Project I(3)
ISEC 4399Information Security Capstone Project II(3)

Career Opportunities

A degree in Bachelor of Science in Information Security opens up a range of job prospects in the rapidly growing field of cybersecurity. With the increasing frequency and sophistication of cyber threats, organizations across various sectors are actively seeking skilled professionals to protect their digital assets.

Graduates can get various roles as: 

  1. Chief Information Security Officer
  2. Security Architect
  3. Cybersecurity Engineer
  4. Malware Analyst
  5. Penetration Tester
  6. Computer Forensics Analyst
  7. Application Security Engineer
  8. Cloud Security Specialist
  9. Incident Manager
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Required English Prerequisites

Department Contact

Contact Program Chair Dr. Joseph Mani for more information.