2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

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

University Core

Graduate Level Courses taken as Undergraduate

  • CS 650 - Operating Systems  3 Credits
  • CS Graduate Elective  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


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


  • CS 777 - Computer Networks and Network Programming  3 Credits
  • CS 779 - Network Security  3 Credits

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

  • CS 709: Cryptography
  • CS 712: Program Analysis for Security
  • CS 713: Cloud Computing and Cloud Security and Privacy
  • CS 716: Big Data Security
  • CS 771: Web Application Security
  • CS 775: Mobile Application Security
  • ​CS 779: Network Security

Total Concentration Electives (9 Credits)

Total Concentration (12 Credits)

Fifth Year MS Requirements

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

* Thesis must be a Cyber Security topic.

Index Requirements

Students must pass CS 202 with a grade of C or better and pass MTH 231 to be eligible to major in computer science. All CS courses, excluding CS open electives not 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.