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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with Concentration in Cyber Security

Overview

College Core 49-50 Credits
Science Core 10-15
Major Prerequisites 14
Major Requirements 25
Concentration  
     Requirements 12
     Electives 6
Open Electives 0-4
Total Credits 120-122

College Core

Course Title Credits
CS 201 Computer Science I 4
MTH 231 Calculus I 4
One laboratory-based sequence acceptable for major credit in Biology, Chemistry or Physics (such as BIO 101, CHM 109, PHY 101). 4-5

Science Core

Course Title Credits
One laboratory-based course acceptable for major credit in Biology, Chemistry or Physics to complete the sequence from the college core 4- 5
Two (2) additional courses in Biology, Chemistry or Physics 6-10
Total Science Core 10-15

Major Prerequisites

Course Title Credits
CS 202 Computer Science II 4
MTH 310 Discrete Mathematics 3
MTH 232 Calculus II 4
MTH 408 Automata and Formal Languages 3
Total Major Prerequisites 14 Credits

Major Requirements

Course Title Credits
CS 231 Programming in a UNIX Environment 3
CS 301 Data Structures and Algorithms 3
CS 311 Computer Organization and Architecture 4
CS 321 Database Design and Implementation 3
CS 331 Theory of Programming Languages 3
CS 451 Operating Systems 3
CS 481* Software Project Development: Design 3
CS 482* Software Project Development: Implementation 3
Total Major Requirements 25 Credits
* Software Project in CS 481 – CS 482 must be a Cyber Security project

Cyber Security Concentration

Course Title Credits
CS 315 Software Security 3
CS 409 Cryptography 3
CS 475 Computer Networks and Network Programming 3
CS 477 Network Security 3

Electives:  Select one pair of courses

CS 444 – CS 472 Web Application Development – Web Application Security 6
CS 473 – CS 474 Mobile Application Development – Mobile Application Security 6
Total Concentration Electives 6
Total Concentration 18 Credits

Open Electives 0-4 Credits

Open Electives We highly recommend taking the following CS courses among the open electives if possible.  
 
CS 411 Advanced Computer Organization and Architecture 3
CS 452 Advanced Operating Systems 3


Total Credits 120-122 Credits

Index Requirement
CS 201, CS 202 and all other CS courses counted toward the major must be completed with a minimum grade of "C." To continue in the major, students who do not meet this requirement must repeat the course before taking any other course for which this course is a prerequisite.