Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
The demand for skilled cyber security professionals who can handle advanced network security design and disaster recovery is on the rise, as the incidences of corporate computer and network breaches increase. Job openings for network security experts are expected to grow beyond 10 percent through 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Cybersecurity Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree is an in-depth education program with a broad-based curriculum to place graduates in successful cyber career positions.
Some of the acquired skills include those associated with network administration and security, computer networks, data communications, protecting electronic data through both offensive and defensive tactics, penetration testing, ethical issues, firewalls, security designs in Linux and Microsoft platforms, VPN as well as computer forensics. Some of the courses taken in network security program may qualify for certifications through professional organizations and vendors like CompTIA that meet industry-recognized standards. Overall, the degree equips students with advanced skill-sets to design network security programs for a variety of organizations.
Important Note - If the Associate degree or other transfer credit does not include the prerequisite courses for the required courses listed, those classes must also be completed for the Bachelor's degree.
General Studies Electives - Students must choose four additional General Education classes, including one from the Humanities / Fine Arts category and one from the Social / Behavioral Sciences category. These classes are in addition to the required General Education classes listed in the associate and bachelor's curricula. See the Table of Contents for the complete list of General Education classes and minimum requirements.
Free Electives - Elective classes are selected in consultation with the student's faculty advisor to balance the program in keeping with the student's personal objectives or associate degree.