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Cyber Security Degree

September – December 2020 (Fall) Semester to be conducted ONLINE.

Mission Statement

To provide quality cybersecurity education built on sound practical elements that can be directly applied in today’s industries to make our learners the cybersecurity industry leaders of the future.

Why Study Cybersecurity at American University of St. Vincent (AUS)

At AUS your cybersecurity journey will be a seamless experience filled with endless opportunities. Our learners gain strong technical and leadership experience needed in today’s diverse industries to drive measurable results. The cybersecurity program is built on latest industry technologies, dynamic to meet industry demands, far-reaching to accommodate learners anywhere and anytime without geographical boundaries, and seasoned faculties with diverse experience in world-class industries. 

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security from AUS will equip learners with practical hands-on techniques and leadership skills to navigate the ever-evolving challenges faced in the world of cybersecurity. Now more than ever, there is the need for a practical inclined education to meet the present and evolving demand for cybersecurity. With the current dynamics in our world, operating entities need individuals with the knowledge and ability to interpret and implement technical and administrative concepts in practice towards achieving an effective cybersecurity program. 

Our courses are developed with sound industry knowledge in mind and pulled from industry applicable books of knowledge with topics including ethical aspects of cybersecurity, security risk assessment, countermeasures, incidents, and proactive responses. Through these topics, our learners can build sound skills practical skills on risk analysis and management, cryptography, vulnerability identification, prioritization, classification, and remediation, user access lifecycle management, endpoint and network security utilities, service continuity management, regulatory and non-regulatory security audits, security governance, and metrics reporting.  

Goals

a) Ensure that students are well grounded in Information technology (IT), to equip them with the knowledge and skills that could be deployed in software design, development, production techniques, application, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems.

b) Ensure that students understand IT within the framework of different accountabilities including network administration, software development and installation, and the planning and management of organization’s technology life cycle, hardware and software maintenance, upgrade and replacement.

c) Ensure that students are imparted with theoretical knowledge in advanced networking and practical skills in cyber forensics which will enable them to effectively participate in providing cyber security for organizations and businesses.

d) Inculcate students of the University with problem solving, critical thinking, software engineering, and network engineering and cyber security skills.

e) Produce graduates with strong moral and ethical basis for the practice of Information Technology profession.

Graduation Requirements

Graduation requirements include completion of a total of 120 credit hours of instruction in the American University of St. Vincent (AUS) General Education Requirements (44 credits) and 68 credit hours in core courses such as Digital Forensic and Incident Response, Advances in Information Technology Infrastructure and Networking, Application and Data Security, Hacking Techniques, Tools and Incident Handling, etc. Also, students will be required to take 2 – 4 elective courses from a list of 13 elective courses such as Data Privacy and Regulations, Perimeter Defense and Design, Advanced Linux Security, Advanced Windows Security, etc. Students with 2-year College Diploma (Associate Degree) in relevant disciplines may be granted transfer credits in courses that are similar to the AUS General Education Requirements and allowed to proceed to take core courses towards fulfilling the graduation requirements of B.Sc. (Cyber Security) at the American University of St. Vincent (AUS). 

Industry Certifications Included in the Program

AUS’ Bachelor’s Degree in Cybersecurity has the unique ability to allow students to join our program and walk away with a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and multiple industry-recognized certifications.

  1. CompTIA Security+
  2. Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  3. Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA)
  4. Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP)
  5. Security Architect (SABSA)

Faculty

All our faculty members are highly qualified, industry-certified, and experienced Academics.

Dr. Kayode Oloke, Ph.D., CISSP, SCF, CCSE, CCNP, MSCE, MCDBA, ITILv3

Dr. Oscar Ukpere, Ph.D., CISSP, CISA, CISM, CEH, EHCE, CDPSE

Dr. George O. Nwogu, Ph.D., MBA, CISA, CRISC

Dr. Damola Akande Ph.D., Certified Scrum Master

Shahab Khalid, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, PSM I, LSSGB, ITIL v3, SMC, SAFe Agilist (SA), SPC 5.0

Michael Moten, MSc. CEH, CREA, EnCE

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements for the BSc in cybersecurity at ASU include:

  • A completed application form.
  • Scanned copies of your high school results.
  • Scanned copy of your passport.
  • Transcripts from any college or university you attended.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • A personal statement.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition: US$2250 per semester.

Number of Semesters Per Year: 3

Part-Time Students: (Students enrolled in less than 10 credit hours/units per semester): US$250 / credit

Other Fees:

Application Fee: US$50

Enrollment Fee: US$250

Student Government Fee: US$100 / year

Required Documents to Apply:

  • Application for Admission
  • One-Page Personal Statement
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • All Undergraduate Transcripts
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Passport Photo

Within one week of a completed application file, including all necessary documents is received; an admissions counselor will schedule an interview to be done either over the telephone or personally at our campus in St Vincent. Applicants are advised that being granted an interview is not a guarantee of acceptance.

The Purpose of the Interview

To evaluate the applicant regarding his or her:

  • Intellectual and academic ability
  • Communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Knowledge of the medical field
  • Hobbies, special talents, volunteer experience
  • Personal qualities, character and motivation
  • Willingness to be a team player
  • Compassion, empathy and ability to deal with everyday issues
  • The interview also allows the student to ask pertinent questions and to introduce any special circumstances that should be considered.

Following the Admissions Committee interview, the student will be notified of their admission status within one week. After receipt of the acceptance letter, the student is required to acknowledge their intention by returning the acceptance response form included with their acceptance letter, as well as mail the seat deposit fee to our Admissions Office within one week or by the deadline stated in the acceptance letter. This deposit will be credited towards the first semester tuition fees when the student matriculates. The deposit will not be refunded if the student rescinds his or her acceptance