Major in 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.

Curriculum

Students pursuing a degree in Cybersecurity must complete 55 credits of study, made up of the following core, electives, mathematics, and science courses. A minimum grade of "C" is required in any course used as a prerequisite to a CS course.

Cybersecurity Major Requirements

Course Number Name 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

Electives

Choose three (3) Computing Science courses numbered 300 or above. This may include one (1) internship and/or one (1) independent study.

Supporting Courses

Quantitative Analysis

  • MATH 150 Discrete Structures
  • Either:
    • MATH 205 Elementary Statistics, or
    • MATH 316 Applied Statistics

Management

  • MGT 301 Principles of Management