Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
The rise in cyber threats has created an unprecedented demand for cybersecurity specialists. Data breaches, malware infections, and software vulnerabilities are common in today's technology and it is critical to fully understand how these attacks occur, how to prevent them, and how to recover. A cybersecurity major will understand techniques used as well as the best methods to protect data. The cybersecurity degree includes courses in programming, wireless technologies, mathematics, and networking concentrating on theory and hands-on experience.
The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program.
Fall Spring ENGL 1013 Composition I1 3 ENGL 1023 Composition II1 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1 3 Social Science1 3 U.S. History/Government1 3 MATH 2914 Calculus I 4 TECH 1001 Orientation to the University 1 COMS 2104 Foundations of Computer Programming I 4 CSEC 1113 Introduction to Networking 3 CSEC 1213 Wireless and Cellular Security 3 Total Hours 13 Total Hours 17
Fall Spring Science Sequence II2 4 Fine Arts and Humanities1 3 COMS 3213 Advanced Data Structures and Algorithm Design 3 COMS 3703 Operating Systems 3 STAT 3153 Applied Statistics 3 CSEC 3223 Programming Embedded Systems 3 CSEC 3113 Assembly Programming 3 CSEC 3233 Cyber Defense II 3 CSEC 3123 Cyber Defense I 3 CSEC 3243 Computer Architecture 3 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 15
Fall Spring Social Sciences1 3 CSEC 4213 Information Systems Risk Management 3 CSEC 4123 Cryptography 3 CSEC 4233 Legal Issues in Cybersecurity 3 CSEC 4133 Large Scale Distributed Systems 3 CSEC 4240 Software Security Analysis and Reverse Engineering Lab 0 CSEC 4143 Building Secure Software 3 CSEC 4243 Software Security Analysis and Reverse Engineering 3 CSEC 4293 Cybersecurity Capstone Project/Internship 3 Electives (3000-4000 Level) 3 Total Hours 12 Total Hours 15
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2May be satisfied by any 1-year science sequence that requires a lab in each course, excluding biological science courses.