Do you want to make computer systems stronger and help protect them from being hacked? Do you excel at working on puzzles? Do you enjoy poking around in computer systems to see what they do? If so, you should consider a major in computer science with an emphasis in cyber security.
PLNU cyber security majors learn how computers work — from the underlying hardware to the use of high-level application programs. In addition, they learn about computer security and how to defend computer system infrastructure. Computer scientists with a background in cyber security protect commercial and government computer systems and aid law enforcement in prosecuting hackers. With an emphasis in cyber security, you will gain the broader background often required by defense and security industries.
The Department of Mathematical, Information, and Computer Sciences (MICS) is committed to working with you to help you discover who you are called to be. As a computer science major at PLNU, you will be immersed in a curriculum that not only allows you to gain and apply the broad knowledge of your discipline, but also aims to help you develop the characteristics necessary to be an effective member of the communities where you work and live. As a graduate, you will be prepared to serve our complex world through your technical and professional abilities. All of this and more will be available to you in a collaborative and supportive environment of students and faculty alike.