Bachelor of Science

Computer and Information Systems Security

Secure your future with a cybersecurity degree from Western on the Peninsulas. Western's Computer and Information Systems Security (CISS) program prepares individuals to fill the urgent need for trained personnel in professional, high-wage positions.

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Cybersecurity is a growing field of administrative and technical specialties involved in protecting computer systems, programs, and digital information from mild to severe forms of cyber threats and exploitation, such as cyber terrorism, data breaches, viruses, and more.


  1. Convenient Location

    Students may choose to pursue their CISS degree at the WWU Center at Olympic College in Poulsbo.

  2. Transfer  

    Western's CISS degree builds upon the knowledge and experience gained from your AAS-T degree in Information Systems Specialist, Security at Olympic College or your AAS-T degree in Cybersecurity and Computer Forensics at Peninsula College.

  3. Experienced Faculty

    Learn from professors with international experience in computer security, software engineering, quality insurance, and more.


Western's CISS degree program begins Fall Quarter 2017 in Poulsbo.
Priority Application Deadline: March 1
Priority Financial Aid Deadline: January 31

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Career Options

Graduates of Western's CISS degree program secure positions in four different roles:

Computer network security administrator - administrative role that emphasizes the establishment and implementation of security policies for an organization.

Secure software development specialist - a role centered around producing, monitoring, and auditing secure software, as well as advising on security vulnerabilities.

Reactive forensic practitioner - a role concerned with recovering the assets, data, and operability of an organization after a serious security breach and helping strengthen preventative measures.

Proactive forensic practitioner - a role concerned with identifying, capturing, and analyzing suspected malware before it has widespread impact.