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Computing Security BS

Preserve information assets, identify computer security vulnerabilities, and understand the forensics needed to prove an attack occurred, from identifying its origin and assessing the extent of the damage to designing strategies that ensure data recovery.

Program skills

Basic computer and network security awareness as well as exposure to security policy and legal issues. Strong programming skills in languages including Scripting, Python, Java, C/C++. Direct experience in a variety of computing environments on multiple platforms. Basic system administration functions. Focused specialty areas such as System & Network Security, Digital Forensics, Malware Analysis, Security Software Development, and Database Security.

Program facilities equipment

RIT students have access to hundreds of computers which are distributed over several specialty labs. These labs include: Security Lab, Air-Gap Lab, Networking Lab, the Systems Administration Lab, programming labs and database labs.

Program job titles reported

Computer Security Analyst; Cyber Security Engineer; Information Security Analyst; Junior Security Engineer; Malware Analyst; Network Engineer; Security Analyst; Site Reliability Engineer; Systems Engineer

Program significant points

  • Our department is designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in both Research and Education by National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security
  • RIT just received a $50M gift, of which $20M goes to cybersecurity
  • Our department created the Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition and now hosts the National event (NCPTC)

Select program hiring partners

Air Force Research Laboratory - Information Directorate, Apple, Dell Technologies, Eaton, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, FactSet Research Systems, FireEye, General Dynamics Mission System, IBM, L3Harris, MITRE, National Security Agency, Norton LifeLock, Parsons, Security Risk Advisors, Target, Wegmans Food Markets


  • Electronic and Computer Hardware

  • Government (Local, State, Federal)

  • Health Care

  • Internet and Software

  • Management Consulting

  • Medical Devices

  • Telecommunications

  • Utilities and Renewable Energy


Outcome Rates*

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

*Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 84.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 13.00%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 84.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 13.00%
Alternative Plans 0%

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education

Cooperative education, or co-op for short, is full-time, paid work experience in your field of study. And it sets RIT graduates apart from their competitors. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries. RIT co-op is designed for your success

Students in the computing security degree are required to complete two blocks of cooperative education experience.