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BA/MS in Computer Science with a Concentration in Cyber Security

Overview
Years 1-4 (BA)
College Core 48 Credits
Major Prerequisites 13
Major Requirements 23
Concentration  
     Requirements 12
     Electives 6
Open Electives 18
Total Credits in BA Degree 120

Year 5

Graduate Computer Science Courses 15
Total BA/MS 135 Credits

Graduate Credits
Taken as an Undergraduate 18
Taken in Fifth Year 15
Total MS 33 Credits

College Core
Course Title Credits
CS 201 Computer Science I 4
MTH 231 Calculus I 4

Major Prerequisites
Course Title Credits
CS 202 Computer Science II 4
MTH 310 Discrete Mathematics 3
MTH 270 Applied Statistics 3
MTH 408 Automata and Formal Languages 3
Total Major Prerequisites 13 Credits

Major Requirements
Course Title Credits
CS 231 Programming in a UNIX Environment 4
CS 301 Data Structures and Algorithms 3
CS 311 Computer Organization and Architecture 4
CS 321 Database Design and Implementation 3
CS 451 Operating Systems 3
CS 481* Software Project Development: Design 3
CS 482* Software Project Development: Implementation 3
Total Major Requirements 23 Credits
*Software Project in CS 481 – CS 482 must be a Cyber Security project

Graduate Level Courses taken as an Undergraduate
Cyber Security Concentration
Course Title Credits
CS 615 Software Security 3
CS 709 Cryptography 3
CS 777 Computer Networks and Network Programming 3
CS 779 Network Security 3
Electives:  Select one pair of courses
CS 768 – CS 771 Web Application Development - Web Application Security 6
CS 773 – CS 775 Mobile Application Development - Mobile Application Security 6
Total Concentration Electives 6
Total Concentration 18 Credits

Open Electives: 18 Credits


Recommended Open Elective CS courses
Open Electives Title Credits
CS 411 Advanced Computer Organization and Architecture 3
CS 452 Advanced Operating Systems 3


Total BA: 120 Credits


Fifth Year MS Requirements
Course Title Credits
CS 980* Thesis Preparation Seminar 3
CS 981* Thesis 3
Three CS Graduate Electives 9
Total Fifth Year MS Requirements 15 Credits
*Thesis must be a Cyber Security topic

Total BA/MS: 135 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.