Cybersecurity (BSI)

B.S.I. Degree Requirements (Cybersecurity Major)

General Education Requirements
Distribution Lists
Select 3 hours from each of the corresponding College of Arts & Sciences Distribution lists
Research Writing (One Course)3
Literature in Context (One Course)3
Communication and Media Literacy (One Course)3
Contemporary Social Issues (One Course)3
REL 1310The Christian Scriptures3
REL 1350The Christian Heritage3
Other Requirements
PSC 1387The U.S. Constitution, Its Interpretation, and the American Political Experience3
PHI 1310Computer Ethics3
Chapel:Two Semesters0
Foreign Language and Culture: Select 3 hours from the Foreign Language and Culture Distribution List for ECS Majors. Second-level proficiency must be reached if a foreign language is chosen. 3
Lifetime Fitness: Any LF 11XX course1
Mathematics and Statistics
MTH 1321Calculus I3
MTH 1322Calculus II3
MTH 2311Linear Algebra3
MTH 4312Cryptology3
STA 3381Probability and Statistics3
STA 4373Computational Methods in Statistics3
Lab Sciences
Select eight hours of corresponding lecture/labs from the following:8
Modern Concepts of Bioscience
and Modern Concepts of Bioscience Laboratory
Modern Concepts of Bioscience, continued
and Modern Concepts of Bioscience Laboratory
Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
Basic Principles of Modern Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II
The Dynamic Earth
The Earth Through Time
and The Earth Through Time, Laboratory
General Physics for Natural and Behavioral Sciences I
General Physics I
General Physics for Natural and Behavioral Sciences II
General Physics II
Total General Education Hours54
Major Requirements
Computer Science
CSI 1401Introduction to Programming I4
CSI 1402Introduction to Programming II4
CSI 2300Introduction to Data Science3
A grade of “C” or better is required in all computer science hours counted toward major.
Data Science
DSC 2350Discrete Structures for Data Science3
DSC 3310Cloud Computing3
DSC 3334Algorithms and Data Structures3
DSC 3335Database Design and Applications for Data Science3
DSC 3344Analytics for Machine Learning3
DSC 4354Cybersecurity for Data Science3
A grade of “C” or better is required in all Data Science hours counted toward major.
CYB 2334 Computer Systems for Cybersecurity (new course)3
CYB 4111 (take 3 times, renumbered from CS 4111)3
CYB 4357 – Systems Security (new course)3
CYB 4367 – Incident Response and Analytics (new course)3
CYB 43C9 – Cybersecurity Capstone (initially co-located with CSI and DSC capstone courses)3
Cybersecurity Electives (Choose two from the four below)6
CYB 4377 – Introduction to Malware Analysis and Computer Forensics (new course)
CYB 4387 – Security Auditing and Penetration Testing (new course)
Machine Learning
Software Project Management
Total Hours50
Concentration Requirements
Students will choose one of five concentrations (six courses per concentration)18
1. Business/Entrepreneurship Concentration
2. Geopolitical Issues Concentration
3. Policy, Law, and Criminal Justice Concentration
4. Analytics Concentration
5. Interdisciplinary Concentration - Choose six courses from the four concentrations above - at least one course from each concentration

NOTE: Add additional elective hours as needed to reach 124 for degree.