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

Overview

Years 1-4 (BS)

College Core 49-50 Credits
Science Core 10-15
Major Prerequisites 13-14
Major Requirements 26
Concentration  
     Requirements 12
     Electives 6
Open Electives 0-4
Total Credits in BS Degree 120-123 credits

Year 5

Graduate Computer Science Courses 15
Total BA/MS 135-138 Credits

Graduate Credits

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

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 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 408 Automata and Formal Languages 3
One additional Mathematics course for major credit selected from the following list in consultation with an advisor: MTH 232, MTH 233, MTH 236, MTH 240, MTH 250, any 300 or 400 level MTH class. 3
Total Major Prerequisites 13-14 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 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 26 Credits
* Software Project in CS 481 – CS 482 must be a Cyber Security project

Graduate Level Courses Taken as Undergraduate

Cyber Security Concentration
CS 615 Software Security 3
CS 709 Cryptography 3
CS 777 Computer Networks and Network Programming 3
CS 779 Network Security 3
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 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 BS 120-123 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 CS 980 – CS 981 must be on a Cyber Security topic

Total BS/MS 135-138 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.