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Sheridan changes name of cyber security degree program

May 19, 2022

Canada’s first undergraduate cyber security degree has a new name.

Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (Information Systems Security) program will now be known as the Honours Bachelor of Information Sciences (Cyber Security) to better reflect its unique blend of foundational computer science and cyber security concepts.

Founded in 2004 by cryptography specialist Dr. Victor Ralevich, the program is known for producing well-rounded cyber security professionals by emphasizing fundamental skills in database and network security, secure software development, forensics, ethics and legislation. In 2014, the degree was recognized with the Association of Canadian Community Colleges’ Gold Program Excellence Award as the country’s most innovative and successful college program.

Other features of the Honours Bachelor of Information Sciences (Cyber Security) degree include an internship of up to 28 weeks between Years 3 and 4; a robust student club that regularly meets outside of class to discuss industry trends and engage with employers; and articulation agreements with several universities that provide a pathway for graduates to pursue their master’s. The program has grown from an original cohort of 35 students to annually attract 350 students and also has an extensive waiting list.

To learn more about Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Information Sciences (Cyber Security) degree, read our extensive feature that explores the program’s origin and evolution, showcases the ISSessions student club, shares success stories of notable alumni, and more.
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