Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity has become the top priority for any organization in protecting their digital assets or monitoring online activities because of endless threats by hackers and cyberterrorists for exploiting public and private computing infrastructures and data. The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity degree program is designed by meeting the requirements defined by ABET, DHS, NSA. It was developed with the support of NSF and NSA grants. UDC cybersecurity degree program includes contents of multiple industry-recognized certifications, including those from CompTIA, and EC-Council in its curriculum. The cybersecurity degree program will help students increase their career options, earning potentials, and advancement opportunities as cybersecurity professionals or continued studies in graduate programs.
The program objectives and outcomes of our Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity (BS in Cybersecurity) program are consistent with the mission of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, which is: To provide nationally competitive and fully accredited professional programs at the certificate, associate, baccalaureate, and graduate levels. This program enables immediate employment upon graduation or for continuation for advanced level studies in the respective disciplines.
Cybersecurity - Student Outcomes
Cybersecurity program enable students to achieve, by the time of graduation:
- Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
- Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program's discipline.
- Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
- Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
- Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program's discipline.
- Apply security principles and practices to maintain operations in the presence of risks and threats.
Program of Study
Based on the program of study in Spring 2022, students must take general education requirement courses and computer science major courses (a total of 120 credit hours of college-level courses). There are 12 general education requirements and 26 major requirements. As part of the major requirements, there are 22 core courses, 2 CS elctives, and 2 Cybersecurity electives. Please note that 4 major requirement courses are considered as general education requirements. For graduation, students must pass all major required courses with a grade of C or above.
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Required Major Courses
In here you will see required courses in the degree program. General education requirements as well as Math & Science requirements are not listed.
|General Education Requirements|
|IGED 110, Foundation Writing I, 3 credits|
|IGED 130, Foundation Oral Communication, 3 credits|
|IGED 111, Foundation Writing II, 3 credits|
|IGED 140, Foundation Ethics, 3 credits|
|IGED 210, Discovery Writing, 3 credits|
|IGED 270, Discovery Diversity, 3 credits|
|IGED 280, Discovery Civics, 3 credits|
|Program Math & Science Requirements|
|Natural Science Elective (Lec+Lab), 4 credits|
|Natural Science Elective (Lec+Lab), 4 credits|
|MATH 185, Elementary Statistics I, 3 credits|
|MATH 220, Discrete Math, 3 credits|
|Program Core Requirements|
|CYSE 100, Introduction to Information Security and Assurance, 3 credits|
|CYSE 110, Ethics in Cybersecurity and Cyber Law, 3 credits|
|CYSE 130, IT Systems Component Security, 3 credits|
|CYSE 200, Network Security, 3 credits|
|CYSE 210, Computer Data Communication, Networking Protocols and Management, 3 credits|
|CYSE 220, Introduction to Cryptography, 3 credits|
|CYSE 230, Introduction to Computer and mobile Forensics, 3 credits|
|CYSE 275, Principles of Cybersecurity and Security Management, 3 credits|
|CYSE 310, Cybersecurity Planning, Operations, and Incident Response Management, 3 credits|
|CYSE 320, Reverse Engineering and Malware Analysis, 3 credits|
|CYSE 410, Threat Intelligence and Cyber Defense, 3 credits|
|CYSE 420, Cloud Computing Security and Challenges, 4 credits|
|CYSE 430, Secure Software Engineering, 3 credits|
|CYSE 440, Principle and Practices of Network Defense and Applied Network Security Monitoring, 4 credits|
|CYSE 465, Advanced Cryptography, 3 credits|
|CYSE 498, Cybersecurity Capstone I, 3 credits|
|CYSE 499, Cybersecurity Capstone II, 3 credits|
|Program Computer Scieince Elective Requirements|
|APCT 341, Advanced Web Development, 3 credits|
|CSCI 251/ 253, Assemblers & Systems (Lec/Lab), 3 credits|
|CSCI 315, Unix and System Programming, 3 credits|
|CSCI 345, Human Computer Interaction, 3 credits|
|CSCI 398, Advanced Applied Programming, 3 credits|
|CSCI 414, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, 3 credits|
|CSCI 417, Functional Programming, 3 credits|
|CSCI 421, Machine Learning, 3 credits|
|CSCI 422, Introduction to Deep Learning, 3 credits|
|CSCI 424, Introduction to Compiler Design, 3 credits|
|CSCI 435, Digital Image Processing, 3 credits|
|CSCI 436, Parallel and Distributed Computing, 3 credits|
|CSCI 454, Computer Graphics, 3 credits|
|CSCI 456, Visualization, 3 credits|
|CSCI 478, Big Data Analysis, 3 credits|
|CSCI 490, Special Topics in CSIT, 3 credits|
|CSCI 497, Independent Study, 1 - 3 credits|
|Program Elective Requirements|
|CYSE 355, Cybersecurity Tools and Risk Management, 3 credits|
|CYSE 435, Securing Cyber Physical System, 3 credits|
|CYSE 455, Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence, 3 credits|
|CYSE 460, Special Topic in Cybersecurity (Independent Research Study), 3 credits|
|CYSE 470, Mobile Device and Wireless Security, 3 credits|
|CYSE 480, Advanced Information Security Assurance and Risk Control, 3 credits|
The BS in Cybersecurity program requires completing a total of 120 credit hours of college-level courses in order to graduate. Students must obtain a grade of C or better and must have an overall grade point average of at least 2.0.
*This graduation requirement will be determined depending on when you begin studying the degree program at UDC. For further detail about the graduation requirement, students should contact their academic advisors or the undergraduate program director.