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Cybersecurity (BS)

The multidisciplinary Bachelor of Science program in Cybersecurity is designed to produce graduates who can identify, assess, and manage cyber threats. This BS program requires a minimum of 66 credit hours in computer science and cybersecurity, 18 credit hours in mathematics and the natural sciences, and the university general education program.

The program curriculum provides required computer science and cybersecurity courses such as data structures, number theory and cryptography, algorithms, networking, database systems, computer forensics, operating systems, Linux/UNIX systems, information security, and cybersecurity capstone; as well as required political science and computer information systems and analytics courses such as cybersecurity law and policy, project management, and cybersecurity governance and policy.

[ Program Educational Objectives | Student Outcomes | Resources ]

[1] Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the program are expected to attain the following abilities within a few years of graduation:


[2] Student Outcomes

Students in the program are expected to know and be able to do the following by the time of graduation:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline
  6. Apply security principles and practices to maintain operations in the presence of risks and threats

[3] Resources

Requirements for the B.S. degree Cybersecurity (2020 reqs.)

Undergraduate Bulletin (Program Requirements)

Undergraduate Bulletin (Course Descriptions): CSCI, CSEC, PSCI, CISA

Academic Maps: Cyberphysical Security, Cybersecurity Strategic Policy, Management of Cybersecurity