The B.S. Degree in Computer Science, Cyber Security Track, will prepare students for a variety of jobs in information security, such as security software developer, forensic computer analyst, security architect, and information assurance engineer. Students will be required to take courses that emphasize the Computer Science (CS) and mathematics core concepts, with a required emphasis on information security.
The track will follow the same core courses of the existing Computer Science degree program. Students will take 51 credits in required core courses including eleven CS courses and five Math courses, as in the general Computer Science degree program. During the third and/or fourth years, students will be exposed to a variety of required and elective upper level CS courses. Students will be required to take a Network and a Cryptography course. In addition, students should take a minimum of two additional upper level CS elective courses in information security area for a minimum of 12 credits in upper level CS courses. Overall, students must take a total of 63 required credits in CS and Math, and 57 credits in general education requirements and free electives.