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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cybersecurity, B.S.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity must complete the University’s Core Curriculum Requirements, the Degree Core Requirements, the Bachelor of Science Requirements, and any necessary electives to reach at least 120 credit hours.

The purpose of the program is to educate graduates so they can obtain an entry-level position in the cyber security field.  The cybersecurity field focuses on the protection of networks, data, software and computing resources from unintended or unauthorized changes, access or destruction.  Private and public institutions today collect and store tremendous amounts of data which is transported across networks and maintained by multiple computer systems.  The data as well as the systems and hardware used to maintain the data and provided strategic and operational support are under attack from criminals and nation-states intent on stealing, damaging or destroying those resources.  Additionally, computer systems and hardware may be unintentionally damaged or data released or destroyed by actions of employees.  The BSCS will provide students the technical foundation to work in public and private organizations protecting the data, software and hardware resources from criminal and espionage activities.  The students will also learn the foundational issues with policy and procedures necessary for organizations to ensure the safe handling of data and management of resources.

Core Curriculum Requirements

Some major requirements meet Core Curriculum requirements and students are advised to take them as part of their Core Curriculum requirements.

Bachelor of Science Requirements (6-8 credits)

Students must choose any two courses from the following list:


Students should consult with their academic advisors in selecting elective courses to complete the 120 semester hours required for graduation.

Major GPA Requirement

All majors require a minimum 2.0 GPA in the major in order to be eligible for graduation. The major GPA is calculated using all courses required for the Degree Core Requirements.  Many courses require a “C” or better in the prerequisite. (See “Course Descriptions” section).

Total Credit Hours Needed for Degree 120