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Computer Science: Cybersecurity

The internet connects us all, and where information flows, bad actors follow. As a cybersecurity student you can learn to help make the internet a safer place.

Information is just as important as the lives it represents. By protecting this information you protect the livelihoods, productivity, privacy, and even sometimes the physical safety of the denizens of the internet.

Top Reasons to choose Computer Science: Cybersecurity at florida southern college

Current Threats

Learn from faculty with real-world experience who are active in their field, bringing the latest threats directly from the field to the classroom.

Learn to Hack

Whitehat hacking and penetration testing are an integral part of cybersecurity. Perform simulated attacks and real-world reconnaissance to better understand the methods attackers use.

A Bright Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a 32% growth in jobs for information security analysts between 2018 and 2028, with a median annual salary of $98,530

State of the Art Facilities

With the rapid expansion of artificial intelligence an machine learning in the economy, FSC has invested in this quickly growing field with a new state of the art building that will house the computer science department.

State of the Art Experience

Florida Southern marked a major expansion of its computer science program with construction work underway for the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Computer Sciences Center.

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Computer Sciences Center

In addition to high-tech classrooms and collaborative learning spaces, the new structure will house a cybersecurity and informatics learning lab in a flagship computer cluster that also includes a virtual cyber range for customized training environments, a logistics center, a workshop for autonomous-vehicle research, an artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics lab, a makerspace workshop, and an esports competition arena.

The Carole and Marcus Weinstein Computer Sciences Center has an estimated completion date of Fall 2020.

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Real-World Cybersecurity Threats

Faculty working in their field bring current, real-world threats and examples to the classroom.

Learn how to identify potential weak points in systems and how to address them, using both current and historical attacks to identify common attack vectors. As a cybersecurity student you will research and analyze vulnerabilities in the protocols that allow the internet to function, perform passive reconnaissance on real companies and determine potential attack vectors, and use real industry penetration testing software and environments to break into simulated servers

 

Employment Outlook

Job outlook for computer scientists growing from 350,000 jobs in 2015 to almost 500,000 in 2023

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Learn more about cybersecurity at the Virtual Day on Campus

Hear from college leadership, faculty, and staff as you learn more about life and learning at Florida Southern College. Academic showcases spanning the breadth of the college's academic offerings will provide you with opportunities to learn more about the Computer Science: Cybersecurity program.

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Featured cybersecurity Faculty

Dr. Christian Roberson
- Computer Science Department Chair

Ultimately I want to see students develop the skills and mindset to be successful in their chosen field. To accomplish this I work with students to learn to be independent, critical thinkers and provide real-world context for course assignments to keep students engaged. I always try to help students pursue their passions. Computer science is a great field of exploration and discovery where creativity should be both nurtured and encouraged.

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Clubs and More

The Florida Southern College Computer Science Club is a community of students who all have a passion for technology and computing. Participating in the Association for Computational Machinery’s International Collegiate Programming Competition (ICPC), A global competition sponsored by IBM, that challenges the performance of today’s computer science and engineering students.

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Program Information

First-Years

All freshman applicants to Florida Southern College’s full-time degree programs must submit the following information:

Transfers

Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy.

If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:

  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT and/or ACT scores

In the News

There is always something interesting happening at Florida Southern.

Weinstein Center

Alumni Gift Emphasizes Essential Career Connections Betwe...

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Dr. Jason Lewis

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Boot Camp participants

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