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2022-2023 University Catalog 
2022-2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cybersecurity, B.S.

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The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program prepares professionals capable of leading technological changes in industry both locally and nationally, with an emphasis on the protection of technological infrastructures for the preservation of Cybersecurity and IA. It does this by providing a supportive and instructional learning and research environment in which students meet the challenges of developing and mastering in-depth knowledge, understanding, and skill-sets in the varied domains within Cybersecurity and IA, with hands-on applications in analysis, prevention, deterrence and countermeasures of information security and integrity in a global arena. Students who pursue this program of study will find that hands-on application will enable them to design, implement, and ad minister the security of information systems by embracing the concepts studied and applying those concepts in laboratory settings.

  1. Apply knowledge of computing and information technologies and use software development and security analysis tools to produce effective designs and solutions for specific cybersecurity problems within a variety of computing plat- forms and employing an approved secure systems development process model;
  2. Identify, analyze, and synthesize scholarly and professional literature relating to the fields of cybersecurity, information security, or information assurance, to help solve specific problems and to stay abreast of the rapidly changing security context;
  3. Participate as an active and effective member of a project team engaged in achieving specific computer-based results or solutions;
  4. Communicate, both orally and in writing, and negotiate with colleagues and other stakeholders including employees, managers, and executives. Negotiation and communication skills should also extend to all relevant external persons and organizations;
  5. Demonstrate sensitivity to and sound judgment on ethical issues as they arise in information security and cyber defense and will adhere to accepted norms of professional responsibility;
  6. Integrate knowledge from other disciplines, such as economics, management science, psychology and human factors, with their technical expertise to arrive at practical solutions that work successfully in real organizations; and
  7. Use appropriate tools to prevent, detect, react, and recover from attacks.

Select THREE of the following for a total of 9 credits:

Select ONE of the following:

Select general electives to bring total earned hours to 120

Total credits required for degree: 120

  • Minimum cumulative GPA for graduation: 2.00
  • Cumulative GPA for major requirements: 2.25

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