School of Natural Science and Mathematics
Cybersecurity Major and Minor
A bachelor of science degree in cybersecurity requires a minimum of 36 credit hours for the major plus 12 elective credit hours. Majors must take the following courses:
CYBER 160 Networking Administration
CYBER 161 UNIX and Windows Operating Systems
CYBER 201 Secure Systems Design and Risk Management
CYBER 210 Systems Operations Management
CYBER 400 Cybersecurity Capstone
CMSCI 120, and 125 Introduction to Computer Science I and II
CMSCI 277 Computer Architecture
CMSCI 355 Network Systems and Design
CMSCI 356 Operating Systems and Design
CMSCI 357 Network Security
CMSCI 358 Computer Security I
Cybersecurity is an 18 credit interdisciplinary minor, drawing on both the departments of math and computer science in the School of Natural Science and Mathematics and sociology/criminology and criminal justice in the School of Education and Human Services. In focusing on the computer science, criminological, and criminal justice components of the cyber world, this minor seeks to foster the development of graduates well-skilled in the analytical and ethical issues associated with Internet technology. The minor is available to all students, regardless of major, and is particularly attractive when combined with a major in business, mathematics or science.
The required courses for the minor are:
CMSCI 120, 125 Introduction to Computer Science I & II
CMSCI 358 Computer Security
Either CMSCI 359 Database Management Systems or 355 Network Systems and Design
CJUST 314 Intro to Cybersecurity
CJUST 319 Cyber Forensics
Note: Computer science majors who decide to minor in cybersecurity may not double-count CMSCI 358.
Declaration of Major and Declaration of Minor forms are available through the registrar's office.