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Cybersecurity Program Requirements for 2020–2021

Program requirements include courses in computer security, database management, cyberlaw, networking, and more.

Cybersecurity majors are expected to demonstrate a serious attitude toward the College's liberal arts Core Requirements and to select their elective courses with care, since not all cybersecurity major courses are considered liberal arts. This may mean that majors could need additional credits in liberal arts beyond what is taken for the College core, the major, and the chosen minor if applicable.

Students contemplating a major in cybersecurity should take MATH 150C in the first year.

B.S. in Cybersecurity

For students majoring in cybersecurity, courses from all required disciplines that may be applied to the major are included in the determination of the grade point average in the major.

Requirements

Basic Cybersecurity Component – 24 Credits

  • MATH 150C – Elementary Discrete Math
  • STAT 160 – P4 Introduction to Data Science
  • CSCI 161 – Foundations of Computer Science I
  • CSCI 241 – Computer Architecture
  • CSCI 251 – Intro to Computer Security
  • CSCI 260 – Introduction to Databases
  • CSCI 300 – Networking
  • CSCI 342 – Operating Systems

Advanced Cybersecurity Component – 18 credits

  • CYBR 301 – Cyberlaw, Policies, and Management
  • CYBR 302 – Scripting Languages
  • CYBR 303 – Database Management and Security
  • CYBR 304 – Network and Cloud Security
  • CYBR 401 – Digital Forensics and Ethical Hacking
  • CYBR 402 – Malware Analysis

Total: 42 credits

Note: Students who major in cybersecurity may not minor in computer science or in information technology. There is no minor in cybersecurity.


Note: The program requirements listed are for the current academic year. Past and future program requirements may differ. Visit the catalog website to access current and past catalogs.