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.
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
|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|
Choose three (3) Computing Science courses numbered 300 or above. This may include one (1) internship and/or one (1) independent study.
- MATH 150 Discrete Structures
- MATH 205 Elementary Statistics, or
- MATH 316 Applied Statistics
- MGT 301 Principles of Management