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.

Locations: Louisville Lexington Fort Knox Online Mayfield Louisa

Program Information

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Courses

Course
Title
Credit Hours
CSC 105
Introduction to Programming
4.00
CSC 111
Introduction of Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
4.00
CSC 147
Forensics I
4.00
CSC 207
Cybersecurity Threats, Attacks, and Defense
4.00
CSC 210
Database Design
4.00
CSC 225
Principles of Information Security
4.00
CSC 240
Visual Programming
4.00
CSC 247
Forensics II
4.00
CSC 248
Digital Forensic Analysis
4.00
CSC 303
Computer Operating Systems
4.00
CSC 326
Incident Response and Disaster Recovery
4.00
CSC 347
File Forensics
4.00
CSC 348
Mobile Forensics
4.00
CSC 420
IT Project Management
4.00
CSC 425
Security, Audits and Risk Assessment
4.00
MNE 108
Computer Hardware Fundamentals
4.00
MNE 109
Computer Network Fundamentals
4.00
MNE 111
Administrating Windows
4.00
MNE 112
Administrating Windows Server
4.00
MNE 203
Introduction to Linux
4.00
MNE 204
Linux Server-Configuring the X Window System
4.00
MNE 210
Active Directory
4.00
MNE 211
Network Infrastructure
4.00
MNE 213
Computer Security Fundamentals
4.00
MNE 320
Certified Ethical Hacking
4.00
MNE 360
Network Penetration Testing
4.00
MNE 430
Security Design and Compliance I
4.00
ACT 101
Principles of Accounting I
4.00
BUS 224
Professional Development
4.00
MGT 304
Principles of Management
4.00
ENG 101
Composition I
4.00
ENG 102
Composition II
4.00
FYE 101
Information Literacy
4.00
GEC 220
Essential Strategies for Applied Communications (ESAC)
4.00
MTH 101
College Mathematics
4.00
MTH 201
College Algebra
4.00
MTH 202
Introduction to Statistics
4.00
MTH 305
Discrete Math
4.00
PSY 214
Introduction to Psychology
4.00
Free Electives
8.00
General Education Electives
16.00
Course:
CSC 105
Title:
Introduction to Programming
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 111
Title:
Introduction of Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 147
Title:
Forensics I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 207
Title:
Cybersecurity Threats, Attacks, and Defense
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 210
Title:
Database Design
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 225
Title:
Principles of Information Security
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 240
Title:
Visual Programming
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 247
Title:
Forensics II
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 248
Title:
Digital Forensic Analysis
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 303
Title:
Computer Operating Systems
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 326
Title:
Incident Response and Disaster Recovery
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 347
Title:
File Forensics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 348
Title:
Mobile Forensics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 420
Title:
IT Project Management
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 425
Title:
Security, Audits and Risk Assessment
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MNE 108
Title:
Computer Hardware Fundamentals
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MNE 109
Title:
Computer Network Fundamentals
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MNE 111
Title:
Administrating Windows
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MNE 112
Title:
Administrating Windows Server
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MNE 203
Title:
Introduction to Linux
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MNE 204
Title:
Linux Server-Configuring the X Window System
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MNE 210
Title:
Active Directory
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MNE 211
Title:
Network Infrastructure
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MNE 213
Title:
Computer Security Fundamentals
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MNE 320
Title:
Certified Ethical Hacking
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MNE 360
Title:
Network Penetration Testing
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MNE 430
Title:
Security Design and Compliance I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ACT 101
Title:
Principles of Accounting I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
BUS 224
Title:
Professional Development
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MGT 304
Title:
Principles of Management
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ENG 101
Title:
Composition I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ENG 102
Title:
Composition II
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
FYE 101
Title:
Information Literacy
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
GEC 220
Title:
Essential Strategies for Applied Communications (ESAC)
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MTH 101
Title:
College Mathematics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MTH 201
Title:
College Algebra
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MTH 202
Title:
Introduction to Statistics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MTH 305
Title:
Discrete Math
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
PSY 214
Title:
Introduction to Psychology
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
Free Electives
Credit Hours:
8.00
Course:
General Education Electives
Credit Hours:
16.00
Total Credit Hours: 180.00

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.