The Cyber Security program is designed to provide a rigorous, technical degree that imparts the necessary knowledge, skills, and motivations to protect and defend digital information from attacks.  The degree in Cyber Security will provide students with the technical skills and theoretical concepts needed to protect the Internet-connected hardware, software and data of computer systems.  The Cyber Security program is a rigorous curriculum that will prepare a student for continued education at the graduate level. This degree will also help to develop, conduct and disseminate innovative research in cyber security, fostering dedication to excellence in education, research and service.  

Major Area - Cyber Security Hours
CS 100CS I for Majors4
CS 101CS II for Majors4
CS 121The Discipline of Computing1
CS 140Introduction to Cyber Security3
CS 200Software Design & Engineering4
CS 201Data Structures and Algorithms4
CS 300Operating Systems3
CS 301Database Management Systems3
CS 470 or Computer Algorithms3
CS 475 Formal Languages & Machines
CS 442Cryptography3
CS 428Computer Security3
CS 448Network Security3
CS 495Capstone Computing3
Total Hours41

Supportive Courses Hours
ECE 380Digital Logic4
ECE 383Microcomputers4
ECE 484Computer Architecture3
MATH 355Theory Of Probability3
EN 319Technical Writing3
ENGR 103Engineering Foundations3
Total Hours20

General Studies Hours
Freshman Composition6
History, Social/Behavioral Sciences9
Natural Sciences4
Humanities and Fine Arts3
CS 347Cyber Law and Ethics3
MATH 125Calculus I4
MATH 126Calculus II4
MATH 237Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MATH 301Discrete Mathematics3
PH 105General Physics W/Calc I4
PH 106General Physics W/Calc II4
COM 123Public Speaking3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 50
Total Hours50
Electives Hours
CS Elective (400 level)3
CS Elective (400 level)3
CS Elective (400 level) 3
Free Elective3
Total Hours12

The Cyber Security program is specifically designed to train and equip the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to defend computer and network systems, as well as data, from cyber attacks.

Graduates of the program would be fully prepared to pursue a wide range of possible professions including, but not limited to the following:

  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Security Architect
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Consultant
  • Vulnerability Assessor

Possible places of employment would include but are not limited to:

  • Federal, local, state, and tribal government organizations
  • Financial sector
  • Educational institutions
  • Healthcare organizations
  • Manufacturing industry

In addition to numerous possible employment opportunities, graduates of this program will also be prepared to pursue diverse opportunities of continued education.

Learn more about opportunities in this field at the Career Center