## Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

The Bachelor of Science degree in cybersecurity emphasizes a broad foundation of computer science, mathematics, and cybersecurity courses together with electives that focus on some aspect or application of computers.

**Program requirements**

**Curriculum requirements (120 hours)**

Notes:

- A grade of C or better is required for all requirements prefixed with an '*'.
*Italicized text denotes changes from the base curriculum.*

### Required CIS courses (35 hours)

- CIS 015 Undergraduate Seminar (0 hours)
- *CIS 115 Introduction to Computing Science (3 hours)
- *CIS 200 Programming Fundamentals (4 hours)
- *CIS 300 Data and Program Structures (3 hours)
- *CIS 301 Logical Foundations of Programming (3 hours)
- *CIS 308 C/C++ Programming Laboratory (1 hour)
- *CIS 400 Object-Oriented Design and Implementation (3 hours)
- * CIS 415 Ethics and Conduct for Computing Professionals (3 hours)
- *CIS 450 Computer Architecture and Operations (3 hours)
- *CIS 501 Software Architecture and Design (3 hours)
- *CIS 505 Introduction to Programming Languages (3 hours)
- *CIS 560 Database System Concepts (3 hours)
- *CIS 575 Introduction to Algorithm Analysis (3 hours)

### Additional cybersecurity courses (15 hours)

*CIS 525 Introduction to Network Programming (3 hours)**CIS 551 Fundamentals of Computer and Information Security (3 hours)**CIS 553 Fundamentals of Cryptography (3 hours)**One of —**CIS 655 Security and Reliability of Computing Systems (3 hours)**CIS 755 Systems Security (3 hours)**CIS 599 Cybersecurity Project (3 hours)*

### Quantitative courses (14 hours)

- *MATH 220 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (4 hours)
- *MATH 221 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (4 hours)
- *MATH 510 Discrete Mathematics (3 hours)
- *STAT 510 Introductory Probability and Statistics I (3 hours)

### Other required courses (26-27 hours)

- ECE 241 Introduction to Computer Engineering (3 hours)
- *ENGL 100 Expository Writing I (3 hours)
- *ENGL 200 Expository Writing II (3 hours)
- *One of —
- *ENGL 415 Written Communication for Engineers (3 hours)
- *ENGL 516 Written Communication for the Sciences (3 hours)
- * One of —
- COMM 105 Public Speaking IA (2 hours)
- COMM 106 Public Speaking I (3 hours)
- One of —
- COMM 322 Interpersonal Communication (3 hours)
- COMM 323 Nonverbal Communication (3 hours)
- COMM 326 Small Group Discussion Methods (3 hours)
- MANGT 420 Management Concepts (3 hours)
- THTRE 261 Fundamentals of Acting (3 hours)
- THTRE 265 Fundamentals of Improvisation I, II (3 hours)
- *ECON 110 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 hours)
*SOCIO 211 Introduction to Sociology (3 hours)**SOCIO 550 Technocrime, Security and Society (3 hours)*

### Humanities and social sciences (6 hours)

- Six hours must be taken from the list approved by the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering.

### Math/science electives (17 hours; must include at least one course at the 300 level or above)

At least 17 hours from the following:

- BIOCH 265 Introductory Organic and Biochemistry (5 hours)
- BIOCH 521 General Biochemistry (3 hours)
- BIOL 198 Principles of Biology (4 hours)
- BIOL 401 Organismic Biology (5 hours)
- BIOL 450 Modern Genetics (4 hours)
- BIOL 455 General Microbiology (4 hours)
- CHM 210 Chemistry I (4 hours)
- CHM 230 Chemistry II (4 hours)
- At most one of CHM 350 General Organic Chemistry (3 hours) or CHM 531 Organic Chemistry I (3 hours)
- CHM 371 Chemical Analysis (4 hours)
- CHM 550 Organic Chemistry II (3 hours)
- GEOL 100 Earth in Action (3 hours)
- GEOL 102 Earth Through Time (3 hours)
- GEOL 103 Geology Laboratory (1 hour)
- GEOL 502 Mineralogy (3 hours)
- MATH 222 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III (4 hours)
- MATH 340 Elementary Differential Equations (4 hours)
- MATH 506 Introduction to Number Theory (3 hours)
- MATH 511 Introduction to Algebraic Systems (3 hours)
- MATH 512 Introduction to Modern Algebra (3 hours)
- MATH 515 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3 hours)
- MATH 551 Applied Matrix Theory (3 hours)
- MATH 572 Foundations of Geometry (3 hours)
- MATH 633 Advanced Calculus I (3 hours)
- At most one of PHYS 113 General Physics I (4 hours), PHYS 213 Engineering Physics I (5 hours), or PHYS 223 Physics I, Mechanics, and Thermodynamics (5 hours)
- At most one of PHYS 114 General Physics II (4 hours), PHYS 214 Engineering Physics II (5 hours), or PHYS 224 Physics II, Electromagnetism, and Sound (5 hours)
- PHYS 325 Physics III, Relativity and Quantum Physics (4 hours)
- STAT 511 Introductory Probability and Statistics II (3 hours)

One of the following two-semester sequences must be included:

- BIOL 198 and 401 (9 hours)
- CHM 210 and 230 (8 hours)
- PHYS 213 and 214 (10 hours)
- PHYS 223 and 224 (10 hours)

One of the following mathematics courses must be included:

- MATH 222 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III (4 hours)
- MATH 340 Elementary Differential Equations (4 hours)
- MATH 506 Introduction to Number Theory (3 hours)
- MATH 511 Introduction to Algebraic Systems (3 hours)
- MATH 512 Introduction to Modern Algebra (3 hours)
- MATH 515 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3 hours)
- MATH 551 Applied Matrix Theory (3 hours)
- MATH 572 Foundations of Geometry (3 hours)
- MATH 633 Advanced Calculus I (3 hours)
- STAT 511 Introductory Probability and Statistics II (3 hours)

### Unrestricted electives (6-7 hours)

Six to seven hours of additional coursework, a total of 120 hours, are required for the B.S. degree.