School: School of Innovation and Tech
Degree Type: Associates Degree | Bachelors Degree
Format: In-Person
Student Type: Traditional Undergraduate

Secure Your Future With a Degree in CyberSecurity

This program prepares students to enter a career in Cybersecurity. Students will gain a foundational knowledge of information systems and technologies, as well as develop a wide range of specialized cybersecurity skills.

Students will be able to defend an organization’s data and technology assets from both internal and external threats and provide an appropriate response to attacks when they occur. The program also seeks to develop the communication, collaboration, convictions, and creativity to help students become dynamic leaders and problem solvers in a constantly changing world.

A.S. in CyberSecurity

32 credits: 28 in residence
IT 101 | Fundamentals of IT | 4 credits
IT 201 | IT Support I | 4 credits
IT 202 | IT Support II | 4 credits
IT 203 | IT Support III | 4 credits
IT 204 | IT Support IV | 4 credits
IT 251 | Networking Fundamentals | 6 credits
IT 281 | Cybersecurity Fundamentals | 6 credits

To complete the A.S. Degree, students must also complete a total of 60 credits and all A.S. core requirements. This major includes 2 courses that will also apply to the A.S. core requirements: IT 101 (Information Technology) and IT 281 (Critical Thinking).

B.S. in CyberSecurity

69 credits, 25 in residence, 33 upper division
IT 101 | Fundamentals of IT | 4 credits
IT 201 | IT Support I | 4 credits
IT 202 | IT Support II | 4 credits
IT 203 | IT Support III | 4 credits
IT 204 | IT Support IV | 4 credits
IT 251 | Networking Fundamentals | 6 credits
IT 281 | Cybersecurity Fundamentals | 6 credits
IT 290 | IT Practicum | 4 credits
IT 301 | Windows Server Administration I | 4 credits
IT 302 | Windows Server Administration II | 4 credits
IT 311 | Linux Server Administration I | 4 credits
IT312 | Linux Server Administration II | 4 credits
IT 481 | Security Assessment and Auditing | 8 credits
IT 482 | Incident Response and Analysis | 8 credits
IT 490 | Cybersecurity Capstone/Internship | 1-12 credits

Note: Baccalaureate students must fulfill all University Requirements, including 120 total credits, 40 upper division credits, and all General Education Core Outcomes

CyberSecurity Technician Certificate

Qualified students who do not wish to pursue a degree program may attend as non-degree students to obtain a Cybersecurity Technician Certificate by completing the following courses:
IT 201 | IT Support I | 4 credits
IT 202 | IT Support II | 4 credits
IT 203 | IT Support III | 4 credits
IT 204 | IT Support IV | 4 credits
IT 251 | Networking Fundamentals | 6 credits
IT 281 | Cybersecurity Fundamentals | 6 credits

Outcomes

Upon completion of all degree requirements, students should be able to:

  • Communicate professionally and effectively with diverse constituents.
  • Configure, manage and maintain computer hardware and software.
  • Securely install a given OS, remove or shut down unnecessary components and services, close unnecessary ports, and ensure that all patches and updates are applied.
  • Install and configure network components, both hardware- and software-based, to support organizational objectives, including security.
    Use a programming or scripting language to solve complex problems in a secure and robust manner.
  • Use common tools and techniques to protect information technology assets and infrastructure from external and internal threats.
    Monitor systems for anomalies, vulnerabilities, proper updating, and patching.
  • Analyze problems, recommend solutions, products, and technologies to meet business objectives.
  • Select methods or tools appropriate to conduct different types of cybersecurity assessments and analyze the results.
  • Integrate PCs, servers, storage, networks, cloud services and applications into a secure enterprise architecture.
  • Identify the opportunities and barriers in the technology field for a just society.
  • Analyze the relationship of technology to emerging issues in faith, society, and ethics.
  • Demonstrate the connection between technology and holistic human development.
  • Solve new problems in a rapidly changing technological environment through the synthesis of existing knowledge and a process of continuous research and learning.

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