Rochester Institute of Technology

Academic Program Overviews

Student Skills & Capabilities, Salary Data, Career Information 

Computing Security BS

Program Overview

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.

Degrees Awarded

  • Bachelor of Science


  • Approximately 425 students are enrolled in this program

Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component

  • Co-op is Mandatory for this program.
  • Minimum co-op requirement: 2 blocks, 15 per semester
  • Co-op availability: Second Year summer through Fourth Year summer-fall block

Salary Information

Co-op:        $22.64              $9.37 - $50.63
BS:              $70,500

Student Skills & Capabilities

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.


RIT has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education and Research by National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.


Equipment & Facilities

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.

Job Titles

Computer Security Analyst, Cyber Security Engineer, Information Security Analyst, Junior Security Engineer, Malware Analyst, Network Engineer, Security Analyst, Site Reliability Engineer, Systems Engineer, Digital Forensics Analyst

Significant Points

  • RIT is a top 100 National University:,
  • with a dedicated department for Computing Security, being the first university in the U.S. to offer an academic department devoted entirely to the field (,
  • inside a dedicated college for Computing and Information Sciences (
  • 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 boasts a dedicated Center for Cybersecurity which partners with industry leaders to understand cybersecurity needs and serves as a hub for various research projects:
  • The Center has major RIT support-(over $2M): 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):

Selected Employer Hiring Partners

Apple, Bank of America, Cisco, CIA, Eaton Corporation, FBI, IBM Corporation,, Intuit, JPMorgan Chase, Juniper Networks, Lockheed Martin, Mitre Corporation, National Security Agency, Parsons, Paychex, Raytheon, RedHat, Ultimate Software, Symantec Corporation, Wegmans

Contact Us

We appreciate your interest in your career and we will make every effort to help you succeed. Access information about services at

(A - K) Michelle Magee, Senior Associate Director 
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(L - Z) Stephanie Ryan, Career Services Coordinator 
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Rochester Institute of Technology. Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
Bausch & Lomb Center 57 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester NY  14623-5603