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Cyber Security Track is designed for students eventually seeking employment in the field of cyber security or further graduate study in this important cyber security area. This track will emphasize knowledge of security models, risk assessment, secure systems development, access control, encryption, and network security.

Careers for Computer Science Majors with a Cyber Security Track:

The skills you develop here will launch you into nearly any field of including:

  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Forensic Computer Analyst
  • Security Architect
  • IT Security Engineer
  • Information Security Analyst

Degree Requirements

  • The minimum total credits required for a B.S. in Computer Science, Cyber Security Track is 120.
  • All required and elective courses must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better.
  • All candidates for this degree must fulfill the basic education requirements and the mathematics requirements.

Computer Science Major Requirements

  • Students are required to complete at least 48 upper level semester credit hours, plus a minor and additional electives. 
  • Students must complete 25 semester credit hours of Computer Science core courses that include:
    • COSC 1430: Intro Computer Science I
    • COSC 2430: Intro Computer Science II 
    • COSC 2420: C Programming 
    • COSC 3310: Computer Organization 
    • COSC 3312: Discrete Mathematics 
    • COSC 3315: Information Systems 
    • COSC 3420: Data Structure
  • Students must complete 16 semester credit hours of Cyber Security Track electives that include: 
    • COSC 4370: Data communication
    • COSC 4375: Intro to Computer Security
    • COSC 4380: Cryptography
    • COSC 4470: Applied Network Security
    • COSC 4395: Research in Cyber Security
  • Students must complete 14 semester credit hours of Mathematics that include: 
    • MATH 2413: Calculus I
    • MATH 2414: Calculus II
    • MATH 3301: Statistics
    • MATH 3305: Math Reasoning
  • Student must also complete Capstone CourseFreshman Seminar, and 19 semester credit hours of General Electives.  

 BS in Computer Science, Cyber Security Track Degree Plan

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