Cybersecurity BS, Information Systems Emphasis
Students must choose one of the following emphasis areas at the time of application for admission.
- Computer Science (CS) Emphasis
- Information Systems and Technology (IST) Emphasis
Degree requirements vary depending on the chosen emphasis area (see common and emphasis area required courses and credit hours below).
General Education Requirements
Students must satisfy the university general education requirements. Many of the courses for the degree may be used to fulfill general education requirements. There is no foreign language requirement for this degree.
Courses required for the major may not be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
The degree requires 24 credit hours of core coursework applicable to both emphasis areas. Emphasis specific required courses are listed below. Please see 4-year degree plans for recommend course sequences within each emphasis.
Required Core Courses
|ENGL 3120||Business Writing||3|
|or ENGL 3130||Technical Writing|
|CMP SCI 1250||Introduction to Computing||3|
|CMP SCI 2250||Programming and Data Structures||3|
|CMP SCI 2700||Computer Organization and Architecture||3|
|CMP SCI 2750||Linux Environment and Programming||3|
|INFSYS 3848||Introduction to Information Security||3|
|or CMP SCI 3702||Introduction to Cyber Threats and Defense|
|INFSYS 3868||Secure Software Development||3|
|INFSYS 3878||Information Security Risk Management and Business Continuity||3|
Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
- Analyze a complex cybersecurity problem and apply principles of cybersecurity and business decision making to identify potential solutions.
- Design, implement, and evaluate a cybersecurity-based solution to meet a given set of cybersecurity and business requirements.
- Communicate cybersecurity issues effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
- Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in cybersecurity practice based on legal and ethical principles.
- Function effectively as a member of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the cybersecurity discipline.
- Apply security principles and practices to maintain business operations in the presence of risks and threats.
Sample Four Year Plan
|INTDSC 10031||1||MATH 1100||3||MATH 1105||3|
|MATH 1030||3||ECON 1001||3|
|ENGL 1100||3||PHIL 1160||3|
|CRIMIN 1100||3||EXPLORE - Humanities and Fine Arts (non-Philosophy course)||3|
|INFSYS 2800||3||CMP SCI 1250||3|
|ACCTNG 2400||3||ACCTNG 2410||3||ENGL 3120||3|
|ECON 1002||3||BUS AD 2900||3|
|INFSYS 3806||3||CMP SCI 2261||3|
|SCMA 3300||3||COMM 2240||3|
|CMP SCI 2250||3||INFSYS 3820||3|
|SCMA 3301||3||FINANCE 3500||3|
|MGMT 3600||3||MKTG 3700||3|
|CMP SCI 2700||3||MATH 3000||3|
|CMP SCI 2750||3||INFSYS 3845||3|
|INFSYS 3842||3||INFSYS 3848||3|
|INFSYS 3868||3||MGMT 4219||3|
|INFSYS 3815||3||CMP SCI 4700||3|
|CMP SCI 4732||3||SCMA 4347||3|
|INFSYS 3858||3||INFSYS 3878||3|
|Cybersecurity elective||3||Cybersecurity elective||3|
|Total Hours: 127|
INTDSC 1003 is required only for first-time freshmen and transfer students with less than 24 college credits.
Please Note: This is an example of what a four year plan could look like for a typical student. Placement exam scores in math as well as the completion of coursework may change the plan. It should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor each semester. All requirements are subject to change.