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Cybersecurity (BS)

About the Cybersecuirty Bachelor Degree

The Cybersecurity concentration of the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program is designed to give students an understanding of information privacy, security, and risk in any modern business or other organizations. Students will gain a solid foundation in cybersecurity, while also studying information technology and computer science fundamentals. This program enables students who have an interest in defending systems and software to gain the skills required to work as an Information Security or Computer Systems Analyst.   
 
Learning Outcomes

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Cybersecurity concentration will have the opportunity to achieve the learning objectives of the BSIT in addition to the following concentration-specific learning objectives:

By the completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply security principles and practices to the environment, hardware, software, and human aspects of a system.
  2. Analyze and evaluate systems with respect to maintaining operations in the presence of risks and threats. 
Cybersecurity Career Track

With a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Cybersecurity, students will be well positioned to obtain a job in the cybersecurity specialization of information technology sector working in corporations, government or non-profit organizations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects job growth for students in this concentration between six and twenty-eight percent annually.

Examples of post-graduate positions would be:

  • Information Security Analyst 
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator 

Take the Next Step

Information Technology Program Requirements: Cybersecurity Concentration

First Year

Course Number Course Title Fall
CS101 Computer Concepts and Applications  3
CS205 Computer Programming I  3
CS206 Computer Programming II 3
CS245 Management Application and Information Systems 3
EN101 English I 3
EN102 English II 3
MA107 College Algebra or higher 3
  Social Science Elective  3
  Free Elective 6
  Total Credit 30

 

Second Year

Course Number Course Title  
CS210 Database Design and Management 3
CS220 Service Desk Essentials 3
CS233 Network Fundamentals 3
CS234 Website Programming and Development 3
MA225 Applied Discrete Mathematics 3
  Free Elective 6
  Humanities Elective 3
  Science Elective 3
  Social Science Elective 3
  Total Credits 30

 

Third Year

Course Number Course Title  
CS301 Advanced Web Application Development 3
CS322 Operating Systems 3
CS325 Information Security and Privacy 3
CS352 Ethical Hacking and Network Defense 3
CS355 Secure Software Development 3
  Free Elective 6
  Global Awareness Elective 3
  Humanities Elective 3
  Social Science Elective 3
  Total Credits 30

Fourth Year

Course Number Course Title  
CS430 Computer Forensics 3
CS443 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CS450 Senior Seminar 3
  Computer Science Elective (300/400 level) 6
  Free Elective 6
  Humanities Elective 3
  Social Science Elective 6
  Total Credits 30