The cybersecurity degree requires students to take one introductory course, three core courses, three elective courses, two internships, and one capstone course. Students interested in the major will consult with their academic advisor to enroll in the following courses as part of their general education/core curriculum: CS 103, MA 210, LG 201, and PO 230.

Required Courses

  • Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • Methods of Social Research
  • Risk Analysis and Computer Threats
  • Operating Systems and Computer Architecture
  • Capstone Course
  • Interdisciplinary Internship Seminar
  • Three electives from the list of approved elective courses:
    Technological Phase (9 Credits), all students must take:
    • Digital Forensics
    • Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing
    • Database Systems
    Focus Phase (9 Credits), all students must take:
    • Network Defense and Counter Measures
    • Computer Crime and Criminal Justice
    • Criminal Justice

Capstone Course

Students must design and complete their own secure software systems and evaluate other student projects by locating flaws and weaknesses in them as part of a cybersecurity capstone project.