The Cybersecurity program educates students with the technical proficiency and analytical problem-solving techniques that protect organizational critical systems and infrastructure. Information is the biggest commodity in business today and corporations must protect theirs at all costs.

Graduates will be prepared to combat the threats that accompany technological advances, and the dangers that come with it, by learning critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to stay ahead. This degree prepares students for careers as Security Consultants, Engineers, Architects and Analysts, Incident Responders, Computer Forensic Experts, Security Software Developers and Auditors, and Chief Information Security Officers. The Cybersecurity field is rapidly growing and students holding this degree can ensure a bright, secure future.

Salary / Potential Earnings
The average starting salary for computer and information sciences is $72,677*. The median pay for Cybersecurity major (Information Security Analysts) is 98,350 year and 10 years projection growth is 32% which is higher than the average. **
* NACE: First Destinations for The College Class of 2017 survey
** U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Program Mission

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 leaders who, within three to five years of graduation, will:

  1. [Leadership] engage and provide leadership in analytical problem-solving in the cybersecurity environment;
  2. [Character] apply and communicate cybersecurity knowledge and practices effectively and professionally and engage in lifelong learning experiences; and
  3. [Service] demonstrate ethical decision-making and a commitment to service to society and to the cybersecurity profession.

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the cybersecurity program will have ability to:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the cybersecurity program.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the cybersecurity program.
  6. Apply security principles and practices to maintain operations in the presence of risks and threats.

Program Data

Cybersecurity Program Data

Academic Year          Annual Student Enrollment         Graduation Data
2021-2022                     25                                                                9
2020-2021                     27                                                                9
2019-2020                     14                                                                2
2018-2019                     22                                                                2
2017-2018                     10                                                                0

Program Flowchart

Cybersecurity Prerequisite Flowchart

Graduation Requirements

This degree program requires a minimum of 122 semester hours for completion.

Fundamental Major Courses

  • CSC211 Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
  • CSC230 Computer Programming I
  • CSC330 Computer Programming II
  • CSC333 Systems Analysis and Design
  • CSC341 Computer Organization
  • CSC345 Web Technology
  • CSC360 Computer Operating Systems
  • CSC375 Network and Data Communication
  • CSC483 Database Concepts and Design
  • CSC490 Computer Ethics and Society
  • CSC493 Computer Security

Advanced Major Courses

  • CSC355 Web Programming & Design I
  • CSC446 Cybersecurity Management & Compliance
  • CSC424 Computer Forensics
  • CSC462 Cryptography
  • CSC491 Applied Analytics
  • CSC494 Software Project Development
  • CSC467 Cybersecurity Implementation – Ethical Hacking
  • CSC460 Senior Project (Capstone Course)
  • Advanced Computer Electives (9)

Quantitative Methods and Statistics Courses

  • MAT200 Applied Calculus
  • MAT205 Probability and Statistics
  • MAT210 Discrete Mathematics

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