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Cybersecurity Accelerated Second Degree

Cybersecurity: Accelerated Second-Degree (B.S.) Program Track

The accelerated second-degree B.S. in Cybersecurity may be completed in four consecutive semesters by students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in another program. Students admitted to this program have completed a previous baccalaureate degree and are considered to have met the Liberal Arts Core and possibly some prerequisite requirements (6 credits as described below).

Admission Requirements: To be eligible to be reviewed for admission, students must have an earned bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum composite GPA of 2.50. 

Program Prerequisites: These courses or their equivalents must be completed prior to starting the accelerated second-degree cybersecurity program:  statistics (equivalent to MA132, Statistical Analysis), and introductory computing class (equivalent to IT110, IT in the Global Age). 

This degree requires a total of 74 credits after completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.


Major Requirements 

A minimum grade of C is required for all information technology (IT) courses. A minimum grade of C+ is required for IT 423 and IT 489.

To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor.
  • IT 120 Cybersecurity Principles 
  • IT 125 Web Development 
  • IT 205 Computer Technology 
  • IT 210 Software Engineering 
  • IT 225 Advanced Web Development 
  • IT 229 Python Scripting
  • IT 305 Computer Networking 
  • IT 310 Database Technology 
  • IT 315 Operating Systems and Virtualization 
  • IT 321 Cloud Computing 
  • IT 323 Junior IT Seminar 
  • IT 335 Corporate Cybersecurity 
  • IT 341 Data in the Cloud 
  • IT 355 Software Testing, Documentation, and Quality Assurance 
  • IT 357 Malware Analysis 
  • IT 370 Computer Forensics 
  • IT 372 Cisco Networking I 
  • IT 375 Cisco Networking II 
  • IT 390 Cybersecurity: Attack and Defend 
  • IT 385 Managing Big Data 
  • IT 400 Internship 
  • IT 423 Senior IT Seminar 
  • IT 489 Capstone Project 
  • MSC 325 Data Analytics 
  • MSC 345 Project Management 
  • PH 305 Business Ethics 

Sample Degree Plan —Cybersecurity (Accelerated Second-Degree B.S. Program Track) 

Please note that this is a sample plan; all students must consult with an advisor in making course selections.

Semester One — Fall or Spring 
  • IT 120 Cybersecurity Principles 
  • IT 125 Web Development 
  • IT 205 Computer Technology 
  • IT 210 Software Engineering 
  • IT 310 Database Technology 
  • MSC 345 Project Management 
Semester Two — Spring or Summer 
  • IT 225 Advanced Web Development 
  • IT 229 Python Scripting
  • IT 305 Computer Networking 
  • PH 305 Business Ethics or PH 313 Cyberethics
  • IT 315 Operating Systems and Virtualization 
  • IT 335 Corporate Cybersecurity 
Semester Three — Summer or Fall 
  • MSC 325 Data Analytics 
  • IT 321 Cloud Computing 
  • IT 355 Software Testing, Documentation, and Quality Assurance 
  • IT 357 Malware Analysis 
  • IT 370 Computer Forensics 
  • IT 372 Cisco Networking I 
  • IT 323 Junior IT Seminar 
Semester Four — Fall or Spring 
  • IT341 Data in the Cloud 
  • IT 375 Cisco Networking II 
  • IT 385 Managing Big Data 
  • IT 390 Cybersecurity: Attack and Defend 
  • IT 400 Internship 
  • IT 423 Senior IT Seminar 
  • IT 489 Capstone Project 
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