BS/MS in Computing Security

The BS/MS in the Computing Security program is for undergraduate students who wish to earn both a BS and MS in Computing Security. A student accepted into this program will be able to take up to three graduate courses (9 semester credit hours) in Computing Security and apply them to both the BS and MS degree requirements. These courses would take the place of three of the advanced security courses in the undergraduate degree and will be considered electives in the graduate degree. This three course overlap will give students the opportunity to complete both degrees in five years given careful planning and execution.  To be considered for admission into this program, students will need at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA, have at least third year standing, and must have attended RIT for at least two terms. Students are required to maintain at least a 3.0/4.0 cumulative grade point average to stay in the program. For students entering their BS program in 2013 or later both a senior project in the 4th year as well as a MS capstone in the last semester of attendance is required to complete the requirements for the MS in Computing Security. Those entering their BS program prior to 2013 will only have the requirement for the MS Capstone.

 It should be noted that a student will not receive their Bachelor’s degree until the requirements for both the BS and the MS degrees have been completed.