The Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity prepares the student for a career using information technology tools to solve cybersecurity problems and to provide organizations with strategic advantages in securing cyberspace.
The cybersecurity major prepares students for possible careers as computer and application security analyst, digital forensic investigator, web security specialist, network security auditor, mobile and wireless security programmer, and cybersecurity compliance professional.
The mission of the CYS program is to produce graduates who demonstrate technical proficiency and those essential cybersecurity skills necessary to successfully develop and transition new technologies, tools, and threat mechanisms to protect organizational critical systems and infrastructure.
Program Educational Objectives
The Cybersecurity program will produce leaders who, within three to five years of graduation, will
- Engage and provide leadership in analytical problem-solving in the cybersecurity environment;
- Apply and communicate cybersecurity knowledge and practices effectively and professionally;
- Engage in lifelong learning experiences; and
- Demonstrate ethical decision-making and a commitment to service to society and to the cybersecurity profession.
Graduates of the cybersecurity program will have ability to
- Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions;
- Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the information systems program;
- Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts;
- Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles;
- Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the information systems program;
- Apply security principles and practices to maintain operations in the presence of risks and threats.