Academic Catalog

Cyber-Information Security, an Option to the Associate in Science in Computer Science

Program Description 

The Cyber/Information Security option to the A.S. in Computer Science is designed for those who major in computer science with plans to be in the information security field. This degree is a broad program of study that covers basics of cyber security and focuses on information security.  

Transfer Information

Students pursuing the Computer Science degree can transfer into a Computer Science major. Many colleges offer opportunities for transfer both in and out of state. Students are encouraged to work closely with OCC faculty and Advising Transfer Services. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution in NJ can explore the “Transfer Programs” feature on NJ Transfer

Career Information

The Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science Degrees are designed to provide students with the coursework needed to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a bachelor’s degree. The curriculum provides students the knowledge and skills needed to pursue various career pathways, while providing a credential beyond the high school degree. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with OCC faculty and Career Services as they begin to explore career options. OCC students can also utilize Focus2 Career, a resource provided by OCC, to explore degree programs and corresponding careersTo get started, log in through Ocean Connect.

Students are encouraged to keep track of degree requirements by using the “My Progress” screen on Student Planning. Student Planning can be accessed via logging into Ocean Connect.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ENGL 151 English I 3
MATH 265 Calculus I 4
CSIT 165 Programming I 4
Humanities Gen. Ed. Requirement 3
Any STSC - Student Success Seminar course 1 2
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ENGL 152 English II 3
MATH 266 Calculus II 4
CSIT 144 Introduction to Operating System Using Unix 3
CSIT 185
Networking I
or Networking Essentials
Humanities or Social Science Gen. Ed. Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Third Semester
MATH 270 Discrete Mathematics 3
CSIT 200 Information Security Fundamentals 3
CSIT 212 Systems Analysis 3
Select one of the following to fulfill the Lab Science Gen. Ed. Requirement: 4
General Biology I  
General Chemistry I  
General Physics I  
Social Science Gen. Ed. Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Fourth Semester
CSIT 213 Database Management 3
Computer Science (CSIT) or Criminal Justice (CRIM) Elective 3
Select one of the following to fulfill the Lab Science Gen. Ed. Requirement: 4
General Biology II  
General Chemistry II  
General Physics II  
Elective to meet 60 credits 2
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours60

A variety of STSC -Student Success Seminar courses are available. Please speak to your academic advisor for assistance when selecting.