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Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

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Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

The demand for skilled cybersecurity 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 the 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.

Program Information

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Program Highlights & Locations

Acquired skills include:

  • network administration and security
  • Computer networks
  • Data communications
  • Firewalls
  • Security designs in Linus and Microsoft
  • VPN
  • Computer forensics
Locations:
Louisville Campus Lexington Campus Fort Knox Extension Campus Online Learning Center - Louisa

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Courses

Total Credit Hours: 156

  • 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.

Course

Title

Credit Hours

CSC 105

4.00

CSC 111

4.00

CSC 147

4.00

CSC 207

4.00

CSC 210

4.00

CSC 225

4.00

CSC 240

4.00

CSC 247

4.00

CSC 248

4.00

CSC 303

4.00

CSC 326

4.00

CSC 347

4.00

CSC 348

4.00

CSC 420

4.00

CSC 425

4.00

MNE 108

4.00

MNE 109

4.00

MNE 111

4.00

MNE 112

4.00

MNE 203

4.00

MNE 204

4.00

MNE 210

4.00

MNE 211

4.00

MNE 213

4.00

MNE 320

4.00

MNE 360

4.00

MNE 430

4.00

ACT 101

4.00

BUS 224

4.00

MGT 304

4.00

ENG 101

4.00

ENG 102

4.00

FYE 101

4.00

GEC 220

4.00

MTH 101

4.00

MTH 201

4.00

MTH 202

4.00

MTH 305

4.00

PSY 214

4.00

Total Credit Hours: 156

  • 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.