Mar 04, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cybersecurity, B.S.

A major in cybersecurity requires 78- 81 credit hours (depending on placement) of coursework based on a strong core of computer information technology, computer science and business information systems courses supplemented with courses covering cross-cutting topics like ethics, communication and risk management.  The primary objective of the program is to educate future cybersecurity professionals who understand the processes and technologies needed to secure the information infrastructure of a modern organization.

The classes in this program are offered during daytime and in the evening, and in multiple formats (face-to-face, online, and hybrid). This allows you to customize your schedule in a format that works for you and your life.

Special graduation requirements: Students must earn a grade of C- or better in each course that counts as part of a major or minor for all programs offered by the department. Students are required to enroll in and pass one experiential learning experience as part of their degree requirement.

Four-Year Plan: Click HERE   to view the Four-Year Plan for this specific program. To find out more about Four-Year Plans, visit the Policies and Procedures page.

BS Cybersecurity (81 credits)

Experiential Learning

Students are required to enroll in and pass one experiential learning experience as part of their degree requirement.  There is no minimum number of credit hours for this requirement.  To complete this requirement, students may take one or more of the following classes:  CYS/CSC/CIT 292/392/492 undergraduate research,  CYS/CSC/CIT 296/396 Practicum, CEP 300 Cooperative Education , SCI 393 STEM Peer Mentors , or CYS 305 . Credit for courses vary and some courses may be taken for 0 to 6 credit hours.  While students can receive experiential learning credit with a 0-credit course, courses that will also be used as elective credit, as listed above, must take one of these courses for at least 1 credit hour.  In order to take one of these classes, permission must be obtained from the department.  

If a student is not able to complete any of these courses, then they should consult their advisor and the program director for other options.