Sep 30, 2022  
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2019-2020 Catalog 
    
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Science, Cyber Security Track, B.S.


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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.

Freshman Seminar: 1 Sem. Hr.


General Education: 44 Sem. Hrs.


See General Education Program  for available options in each category.

Major-Specific General Education Requirements


NOTE:  Prospective Computer Science majors should start with MAT 1090 as their first General Education elective.  MAT 1070 and MAT 1080 or MAT 2210 may be used in place of MAT 1090.  Computer Science majors must take PHY 1500 or PHY 2000 and one course from Biology, Chemistry, or HON 1500 to satisfy the six hours of Natural Science requirements in General Education.

Electives: 12 Sem. Hrs.


Total: 120 Sem. Hrs.


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