Cybersecurity B.S.

The BS program in cybersecurity provides a strong foundation in both networking and computer science and is based on faculty, facilities, and research resources in both the Department of Computer Electronics and Graphics Technology and the Department of Computer Science, as well as, support by the Department of Political Science and the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Students can choose the general option which requires a minor, or pursue one of the in depth concentrations aligned with the content focus areas recommended by the National Security Agency (NSA). This interdepartmental program is designed to prepare students for careers as cybersecurity experts in identifying system vulnerabilities, detecting cyber-attacks, and securing information assets. Students in the program are expected to

1. Understand the up-to-date concepts, technologies, design issues, and tools in cybersecurity

2. Understand cybersecurity policies and laws and exhibit ethical and legal responsibilities

3. Demonstrate the capability of software tools utilization and development including operating system, database, and application. Be able to analyze threats, identify vulnerabilities, and develop security solutions.

4. Demonstrate the capability of hardware development and system administration to design, implement, and analyze electronic, network and server systems. Be able to assess, implement, and manage security needs to defend the systems.

5. Apply the knowledge and skills of information assurance and penetration testing to conduct risk and liability assessments and test the effectiveness of security measures.

6. Apply the knowledge and skills of digital investigation to identify and preserve the digital evidence.

7. Recognize the need for and demonstrate the ability to engage in lifelong learning in cybersecurity careers.

This program requires 6 credits in Study Area II.

General Education Related Requirements

Study Area II (6 credits)

PS 110American Government & Politics

3

or

PS 210The International and Domestic Legal Environment of Cybersecurity

3

Skill Area II (6 credits)

MATH 152Calculus I

4

MATH 217Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science

4

Cybersecurity Core

Cybersecurity Core (51-52 credits)

CET 229Computer Hardware Architecture

3

CET 249Introduction to Networking Technology

3

CYS 227Introduction to Cybersecurity

3

CET 339Computer System Administration

3

CET 349Network Routing

3

CYS 459/CET 459Network Security Technologies

3

CYS 467Security System Management

3

CYS 477Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing

3

CS 151Computer Science I

3

CS 152Computer Science II

3

CS 153Computer Science III

3

CS 253Data and File Structures

3

CYS 492/CS 492Computer Security

3

CYS 493/CS 493Secure Software Systems

3

CYS 494/CS 494Cryptographic Systems

3

CRM 414Cybercrime

4

or

PS 210The International and Domestic Legal Environment of Cybersecurity

3

CYS 400Internship & Senior Seminar

1-3

Concentrations (students select one from three concentrations)

General Concentration (25-26 credits)

Cybersecurity Core and free electives to meet 120 credits, including a required minor.

Cyber Defense Concentration (25-26 credits)

CET 113Introduction to Information Processing

3

CET 439Enterprise Messaging Systems

3

CET 449Advanced Networking

3

CET 479Network Administration

3

CS 460Database Concepts

3

CS 481Operating Systems Design

3

Free electives to meet 120 credits

Cyber Operations Concentration (25-26 credits)

CET 223Basic Electrical Circuits

3

CET 363Digital Circuits

3

CET 466Logic Design

3

CS 254Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming

3

CS 355Systems Programming

3

CS 481Operating Systems Design

3

CET 469Wireless Networks and Security

3

CYS 291/CS 291Introduction to Computer Forensics

3

or

CYS 487Network Forensics

3

Free electives to meet 120 credits

Total Credit Hours: 120