2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 03, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Computer Science with a Concentration in Cyber-Security, BS/MS (0701)


Overview: Years 1-4 (BS)


College Core 48-49 Credits
Major Prerequisites 20-23 Credits
Major Requirements 32 Credits
Concentration Requirements 3 Credits
Concentration Electives 9 Credits
Open Electives 4-8 Credits
TOTAL: BS 120 Credits

Overview: Year 5


Graduate Computer Science Courses 15 Credits
TOTAL: BS/MS 135 Credits

Graduate Credits


Taken as an Undergraduate 18 Credits
Taken in Fifth Year 15 Credits
TOTAL: MS 33 Credits

College Core


Major Prerequisites


  • Credits: 4
  • Credits: 3
  • Credits: 3
  • Two additional Mathematics courses for major credit selected from the following list in consultation with an advisor:  CS 409/CS 709, MTH 232, MTH 233, MTH 236, MTH 240, MTH 250, any 300 or 400 level MTH class. 6-8 Credits
  • One laboratory-based course acceptable for major credit in Biology, Chemistry or Physics to complete the sequence from the college core (such as BIO 102, BIO 225, CHM 110, PHY 102) 4-5 Credits

Graduate Level Courses taken as Undergraduate


  • CS 650 - Operating Systems (3 Credits)
  • CS 777 - Computer Networks and Network Computing (3 Credits)

Cyber Security Concentration


  • CS 615 - Software Security (3 Credits)

Electives: Select one pair of courses (6 Credits)


  • CS 768 - Web Application Development (3 Credits)
  • CS 771 - Web Application Security (3 Credits)

OR

  • CS 773 - Mobile Application Development (3 Credits)
  • CS 775 - Mobile Application Security (3 Credits)

Select One Cyber Security Elective in Consultation with an Advisor (3 Credits)


Total Concentration Electives (9 Credits)


Total Concentration (12 Credits)


Open Electives


Open Electives: 4-8 Credits

We highly recommend taking the following CS courses among the open electives if possible.

Fifth Year MS Requirements


  • CS 980* - Thesis Preparation Seminar (3 Credits)
  • CS 981* - Thesis (3 Credits)
  • Three CS Graduate Electives (9 Credits)

* Thesis CS 980 - CS 981 must be a Cyber Security topic.

Index Requirements


CS 201, CS 202 and all other CS courses counted toward the major must be completed with a minimum grade of “C.” To continue in the major, students who do not meet this requirement must repeat the course before taking any other course for which this course is a prerequisite.

A student who does not earn a C or higher in the second attempt of Computer Science I (CS 201), Computer Science II (CS 202), and/or Data Structures and Algorithms (CS 301) must meet with the Department Chair and the Advising Center to help the student choose a major that will lead to successful degree completion. If the student requires further assistance, the chair will refer the student to the Dean.