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 with a specialization in Cyber Security as well as several graduate courses in information assurance and Cyber Security.

The Department of Technology and Security offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Technology with a track in Computer and Network Security.

The Department of Management Information Systems offers a Master of Science in Management Information Systems with a concentration in Information Assurance.


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Department of Computer Science
Department of Management Information Systems
Center for Cyber Security and Emerging Technologies
Office Location: 14000 Jericho Park Road, CSB 322

Dr. Frank Xu
Phone: 301-860-3965
Fax: 301-860-3979
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