Bowie State University (BSU) has made significant progress in the information security arena. Our Information Assurance courses are certified under the Committee on National Security Systems. Specifically, the CNSS 4011 and CNSS 4013E standards. The university is committed to the advancement of Information Assurance and Cybersecurity education and to attain the CAE/IAE designation sponsored by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland security, which we have applied for on January 15, 2011.
BSU has been accredited by the Middle States AssoCCS&ETtion of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education since 1961. The Dept. of Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET and the College of Business by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
As a member of the University System of Maryland, Bowie State University has been designated as a comprehensive regional university with a mission of continued commitment to its historical heritage and a goal to achieve excellence in computer science and information technology. BSU ranks first in the Nation in graduating African Americans with a Master’s degree in computer and information technology.
The Department of Computer Science offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Technology (CTEC) with a concentration in computer and network security. It also offers several graduate courses in information assurance. The principle objective of the Computer and Network Security track is to provide a strong foundation in computer security principles, as well as practical hands-on experience. The department’s cyber security instructional and research laboratory is based on a model provided by the West Point Military Academy and is built with equipment generously donated by Cisco Systems.
The Department of Management Information Systems offers a master of science in management information systems with a concentration in information assurance. The program prepares students for careers in information assurance and other related information technology fields. The department provides unique learning experiences through virtual laboratories that mimic the work environment of IT professionals. The virtual security laboratories are accessible from anywhere 24/7 by any student who has Internet access and a valid user account.
Department of Computer Science