Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree
Proposed Cyber Operations Concentration

Program Description

The Cyber Operations (CO) concentration provides students with a foundation in programming, data structures, networks, security policy and risk, virtualization, malware analysis, and ethical hacking. The Cyber Operations degree merges technical skills with non-technical skills through required and elective courses to provide students with a balanced skillset in areas such as cyber policy, law, and ethics. Upon completion, students will have the opportunity to transition into red-team or blue-team security roles in various government and non-government agencies in support of national security or other such related industries.

Consideration for Prospective Students

Students who are considering the Cyber Operations program should have a strong interest in computers and information technology as it applies to security of data, devices, and networks. Students’ performance in foundational mathematics, sciences, programming, and cyber operations courses will be strong indicators of success in the Cyber Operations program. Students in the program will gain technical skills involving computers and networks, while also gaining non-technical skills in policy, law, and ethics. No prior programming or technical experience is required to be successful in this program.

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

All students must satisfy the 40 credit hour General Education requirements in addition

to the below degree requirements. For more information regarding General Education requirements, visit the Computer Science catalog page.

Department Core Requirements

Natural Science with Lab allows students the option of selecting a combination of Biology, Chemistry, and/or Physics.

  • (Majors must receive C or better in these classes)

    • MAT 113 Intermediate Algebra (3)

    • MAT 115 Precalculus (4)

    • SSC 200 Elementary Statistics

    • Natural Science (3)

    • Natural Science Lab (1)

    • CIS 120 Introduction to Web Page Design I (3)

    • CIS 210 Advance Web Page Design II (3)

    • CIS 220 Discrete Mathematical Structures (3)

    • CSC 101 Programming I (3)

    • CSC 202 Programming II (3)

    • CSC 245 Networking I (3)

    • CSC 312 Computer Systems & Architecture (3)

    • CSC 315 Computer Organization with Assembly Language (3)

    • CSC 330 Data Structure & Algorithm Analysis (3)

    • CSC 420 Senior Project I (3)

    • CSC 465 Operating Systems (3)

    • CSC 490 Senior Project II (3)

  • Total Department Core 50

Major Requirements

  • (Majors must receive C or better in these classes)

    • CSC 105 Introduction to Cyber Operations (3)

    • CSC 115 Computer Hardware, Virtualization, & Data Communication (3)

    • CSC 210 Information Security Ethics, Policy, & Risk (3)

    • CSC 305 Networking II (3)

    • CSC 350 Defensive Security (3)

    • CSC 355 Software Security (3)

    • CSC 405 Malware Analysis I (3)

    • CSC 410 Ethical Hacking I (3)

    • CSC 415 Cellular & Mobile Communications (3)

    • CSC 455 Malware Analysis II (3)

    • CSC 460 Ethical Hacking II (3)

    • CSC 485 Applied Cyber Operations in Enterprise Environments (3)

  • Total Department Core 36