Major Cybersecurity

The Cybersecurity major is designed to prepare students with a strong background in computer networks and the best practices to protect information transfer and storage. Graduates are trained to work as network administrators, penetration testers, digital forensics analysts, and network security analysts. This program will also help prepare students for numerous industry certificates offered by leading organizations in cybersecurity, such as Cisco, CompTIA, CERT, and Global Information Assurance Certificate, and approved By NICCS.

Students pursuing a degree in Cybersecurity must complete the following CS Core, CS Electives, and required Supporting Allied Courses. A minimum grade of “C” is required in any course used as a prerequisite to a CS course.

 

CS Core Courses:

 

Code

 Course

Credit

CS 158

Application Development I

 4

CS 160

Application Development II

4

CS 301

Introduction to Cybersecurity

3

CS 303

Operating Systems

3

CS 330

Network & Wireless Communication

3

CS 345SI

Internet Security

 3

CS 360

Database Design & Development

3

CS 362

Systems Administration

3

CS 376

Social Issues and Professional Practice

2

CS 414

Penetration Testing and Digital Forensics

3

CS 427

Intrusion Detection

3

CS 465WI

Cybersecurity Practicum

3

 

 

Subtotal: 37

 

CS Electives:

Code                       

Course

Credit

CS xxx

Choose three (3) Computing Science

(CS) courses numbered 300 or above.

(May include one (1) internship

and one (1) independent study.)

9

 

 

Subtotal: 9

 Total Cybersecurity Hours: 46

Supporting Allied Courses - Quantitative Analysis and Management:                9

Quantitative Analysis: 

  • MATH 150 Discrete Structures.
  • MATH 205 Elementary Statistics.
  • or MATH 316 Applied Statistics.

Management                    

  • MGT 301 Principles of Management

Total Hours for Major in Cybersecurity: 55