The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Cybersecurity is an interdisciplinary program jointly provided by the departments of Information Systems and Technology (College of Business Administration) and Computer Science (College of Arts and Science).
Given cybersecurity is both a technical as well as a management issue facing organizations, the program is designed to be multi-disciplinary in its curriculum and espouses to remain nimble given the rapid pace of change in this field.
In this challenging and multi-faceted program, students develop both theoretical foundations and applied skills through hands-on labs, workshops, competitions, projects, and internships.
This degree is STEM designated, CIP Code 11.1003 (Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance).
At the time of application for admission, students choose either a:
- Computer Science emphasis or
- Information Systems and Technology emphasis
Once students pick an emphasis area upon admission, they will complete general education requirements and a set of courses common across both emphasis areas. They will then complete either Computer Science emphasis specific or Information Systems and Technology emphasis specific courses.
Both emphasis areas provide a blend of technical- and business-oriented skills designed to prepare students for a variety of cybersecurity and IT related careers. The Computer Science Emphasis provides enhanced technical depth whereas the Information Systems and Technology Emphasis offers stronger preparation for business and management aspects of cybersecurity.
|Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Emphasis Areas|
|Information Systems and Technology Emphasis||Computer Science Emphasis|
|The Information Systems and Technology emphasis provides both technical and business skills. It focuses on applied aspects of cybersecurity and is suitable for students interested in pursuing cybersecurity management and analyst roles in industry and government.||The Computer Science emphasis provides deeper technical and mathematical focus. It is suitable for students interested in technical cybersecurity roles in industry and government.|
Students must choose one of the following emphasis areas at the time of application for admission.
- Information Systems (IS) Emphasis
- Computer Science (CS) Emphasis
Degree requirements vary depending on the chosen emphasis area.
See Bulletin for coursework, 4-year plans, and degree requirements under each emphasis area:
Information Systems and Technology Emphasis Area requirements