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Cybersecurity (BS)


Major Credits Required: 67 Credits

This major is designed to prepare students for careers in the growing cybersecurity industry and is based on the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) curriculum guidelines that recognizes cybersecurity as a new computing discipline. The degree focuses on integrating scientific theories and practical training to develop programs and applications, to innovate in scientific research, and to provide the required security services to individuals in government, military, private, and public sectors. Students get instruction in the core of information that can lead to industry standard certifications.


Students who earn the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity will:

  1. Describe and implement the cybersecurity thought model with regards to confidentiality, integrity, availability, risk, adversarial thinking, and systems thinking. Critical Thinking exercise

  2. Develop solutions for all aspects of cybersecurity knowledge areas of data, software, component, connection, system, human, and organizational security. Written communication

  3. Gather evidence and plan an appropriate response to a cybersecurity attack on a system or organization

  4. Communicate appropriate written and oral communication of technology concepts to a wide audience effectively in a variety of professional contests including client presentations

  5. Analyze and describe the local and global impact of cybersecurity on individuals, organizations and society focusing on professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities relating to computing.

  6. Apply algorithmic principles, cryptography, and computing theory in the modeling and design of security solutions for software or system architecture.