The Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity prepares the student for a career using information technology tools to solve cybersecurity problems and to provide organizations with strategic advantages in securing cyberspace.
The cybersecurity major prepares students for possible careers as computer and application security analyst, digital forensic investigator, web security specialist, network security auditor, mobile and wireless security programmer, and cybersecurity compliance professional.
The mission of the Cybersecurity program is to produce graduates who demonstrate technical proficiency and those essential cybersecurity skills necessary to successfully develop and transition new technologies, tools, and threat mechanisms to protect organizational critical systems and infrastructure.
Program Educational Objectives
The Cybersecurity program will produce graduates who, within three to five years of graduation, will:
- engage and provide leadership in analytical problem-solving in the cybersecurity environment;
- apply and communicate cybersecurity knowledge and practices effectively and professionally and engage in lifelong learning experiences; and
- demonstrate strong ethical decision-making and a commitment to service to society and to the cybersecurity profession.
Each Cybersecurity graduate will demonstrate the following:
- An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the cybersecurity program’s goals and to the cybersecurity discipline;
- An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution;
- An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet the administration of cyber security requirements;
- An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal;
- An ability to apply ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities;
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
- An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society;
- An ability to engage in, continuing professional development;
- An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for cybersecurity practices;
- An ability to support and integrate the use, delivery, and management of security to protect the cyber infrastructure;
- An ability to demonstrate proficiency in supporting the delivery and management of cybersecurity laws and compliance across cyberspace.
This degree program requires a minimum of 122 semester hours for completion.
University Core Courses (38 Credit Hours)
|College and Life Skills
Orientation to the Disciplines
Society and Global Inquiry I (HUM/VPA)
Society and Global Inquiry II (SSC)
Religion and Philosophical Inquiry
African Diaspora and the World
Foundational Major Courses (33 Credit Hours)
Advanced Major Courses (27 Credit Hours)
Advanced Electives Major Courses (9 Credit Hours)
Quantitative Methods and Statistics Courses (9 Credit Hours)
Electives Courses (6 Credit Hours)
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