Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
Description and Outcomes
This program will equip you to master the foundational goals of cybersecurity. You will apply current technical tools and methodologies to solve security problems. Upon completion, you will be able to evaluate security trends, recognize best practices, and understand IT security products and threats.
You will explore the depth and breadth of materials to enable you to pursue many of the critical certifications recognized by the information assurance community and for Department of Defense (DoD) personnel, as mandated by DoD Directive 8570.1.
The following educational objectives are approved by information technology faculty and the Advisory Board:
- Our graduates will be able to apply current industry-accepted practices and new and emerging practices when solving real-world information technology problems in the industry.
- Our graduates will be able to exhibit teamwork and effective communication skills.
- Our graduates will be able to ethically and appropriately apply knowledge of societal impacts of information technology in the course of career-related activities.
The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program consists of a minimum of 180 quarter credit hours. The duration of the program depends on transfer credit. Any combination of prior learning credit will not exceed 75 percent of the credits required for the degree. You are responsible for providing the University with an official copy of all transcripts for prior college credit. Refer to the First-Term Responsibilities section for additional information. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a bachelor of science degree.
- Technology Skills: Apply current technical tools and methodologies to secure systems.
- Client Specifications: Analyze users’ security issues.
- System Specifications: Design secure information systems.
- Technology Analysis: Evaluate information security trends, practices, and products.
- Security Analysis: Measure and assess risk management practices and policies for an enterprise network.
- Design and Develop: Maintain confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information systems.
- Professional Development: Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of professional development in the field of cybersecurity.
General Education Literacies and Professional Competencies
In addition to the discipline-specific outcomes, general education literacies and professional competencies are integrated throughout your academic program. You can review the general education literacies and professional competencies associated with your academic program in the undergraduate School of General Education section of this Catalog.
Students may be eligible to transfer into the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program from the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity.
|CM107||College Composition I||5|
|CM220||College Composition II||5|
|CM241||Foundations of Technical Communication||2|
|Arts and Humanities (select one of the following):||5|
|Arts and Humanities - Modern Creative Expressions|
|Humanities and Culture|
|Science (select one of the following):||5|
|Discovering Science - Current Issues in a Changing World|
|General Biology I - Human Perspectives|
|Fundamentals of Microbiology|
|Science for Everyday Life|
|Social Science (select one of the following):||5|
|The 1960s - Reshaping the American Dream|
|People, Power, and Politics - An Introduction to American Government|
|The Technological Revolution - A Social Scientific Approach|
|Total Core Requirements||40|
|IT104||Introduction to Cybersecurity||5|
|IT262||Certified Ethical Hacking I||5|
|IT275||Linux System Administration||5|
|IT277||Certified Information Systems Security Professional I||5|
|IT279||Certified Information Systems Security Professional II||5|
|IT283||Networking with TCP/IP||5|
|IT286||Network Security Concepts||5|
|MT140||Introduction to Management||5|
|IT388||Routing and Switching I||6|
|IT390||Intrusion Detection and Incidence Response||6|
|IT395||Certified Ethical Hacking II||6|
|IT400||Ethics in Cybersecurity||6|
|IT410||Certified Information Systems Security Professional III||6|
|IT412||Information Systems Security||6|
|IT479||Bachelor's-Level Cybersecurity Internship||6|
|or IT497||Bachelor's Capstone in Cybersecurity|
|Total Major Requirements||117|
|Open Elective Requirements|
|100/200 Level||Open Elective||5|
|300/400 Level||Open Electives||18|
|Total Open Elective Requirements||23|