Formed in 1990, the Norfolk State University Department of Computer Science was designed to provide students with fundamental training in the theoretical and practical aspects of computer science and information technology. In 2003, the program was expanded to include a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Computer Science. The department offers a general computer science degree and options in Information Assurance, Information Systems and Computer Engineering. This wide range of options gives students the opportunity to pursue studies in Cybersecurity, Robotics, Software Engineering, Computer Networking, Web Design and Development
The Department of Computer Science also offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Cybersecurity The purpose of this program is to produce professionals who will manage, maintain, and integrate cybersecurity in organizational settings. The M.S. in Cybersecurity is designed to focus on computer security and to increase the pool of wel leducated security professionals. Theory and practical training will be combined with critical thinking and communication skills that are required by professionals in the cybersecurity field. Students will be prepared to apply their knowledge to defend against cyber threats directed toward the USA. In addition, students will be prepared to provide needed cybersecurity services to US agencies and organizations. Students will not only be trained to defend against cybersecurity attacks but also to use digital forensics to identify attackers.