B.S. Information Technology and M.S. Cybersecurity Combined Program
This program is designed for high performing students who desire to earn a high paying job in the fast growing cybersecurity field. First, they must know the information technology field including hardware, software, and communications and so students can complete a four-year degree in Information Technology with a specialty in Networking and Cybersecurity or Applied Cybersecurity.
Students take master’s level cybersecurity courses in their senior year (up to 4 courses) and then complete the M.S. Cybersecurity in one year (5 years total).
The program is available for students with high GPAs and a passion for Cybersecurity. To complete the program in five years, the student must be well prepared on entering the university as a freshman student or as a transfer student. They should have a good understanding at technology and cybersecurity, in particular. Students must have good time management and plan from matriculation at the university to follow a tightly packed and challenging course schedule.
To be admitted into the program students must have:
- A declared major in Information Technology with a specialty in Networking and Cybersecurity or Applied Cybersecurity.
- 74 credits of which at least 24 are in Information Technology.
- A minimum overall GPA of 3.25
- A minimum GPA of 3.5 in Information Technology classes.
Students take up to 4 courses (12 credits) at the graduate level in their senior year. Two of these courses can count in both the B.S. and M.S. programs and the other 2 count for the M.S. program. Students can complete the following courses in their senior year of their B.S. program:
- IT 530 Computer Security
- IT570 Cybersecurity: Law, Policy, Ethics and Compliance
- IT 575 Information Security Management
- IT 670 Computer Network Defense
- MSC545 Project Management