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Computer Science

Cybersecurity Option

Program Requirements

Curriculum Requirements (120)

Notes:

  • A C or better is required for all requirements prefixed with a '*'.
  • Italicized text denotes changes from base curriculum.

Required CIS Courses (38)

  • CIS 015 Undergraduate Seminar (0)
  • *CIS 115 Introduction to Computing Science (3)
  • *CIS 200 Programming Fundamentals (4)
  • *CIS 300 Data and Program Structures (3)
  • *CIS 301 Logical Foundations of Programming (3)
  • *CIS 308 C/C++ Programming Laboratory (1)
  • *CIS 400 Object Oriented Design and Implementation (3)
  • *CIS 415 Ethics and Computing Technology (3)
  • *CIS 450 Computer Architecture and Operations (3)
  • *CIS 501 Software Architecture and Design (3)
  • *CIS 505 Introduction to Programming Languages (3)
  • *CIS 560 Database System Concepts (3)
  • *CIS 575 Introduction to Algorithm Analysis (3)
  • *CIS 599 Cybersecurity Project (3)

Additional Cybersecurity Courses (12)

  • CIS 525 Introduction to Network Programming (3)
  • CIS 551 Fundamentals of Computer and Information Security (3)
  • CIS 553 Fundamentals of Cryptography (3)
  • 3 hours of additional coursework from
    • CIS 655 Security and Reliability of Computing Systems (3)
    • CIS 755 Systems Security (3)

Quantitative Courses (14)

  • *MATH 220 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (4)
  • *MATH 221 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (4)
  • *MATH 510 Discrete Mathematics (3)
  • *STAT 510 Introductory Probability and Statistics I (3)

Other Required Courses (26-27)

  • ECE 241 Introduction to Computer Engineering (3)
  • *ENGL 100 Expository Writing I (3)
  • *ENGL 200 Expository Writing II (3)
  • *One of:
    • *ENGL 415 Written Communication for Engineers (3)
    • *ENGL 516 Written Communication for the Sciences (3)
  • * One of:
    • COMM 105 Public Speaking IA (2 hours)
    • COMM 106 Public Speaking I (3 hours)
  • One of:
    • COMM 322 Interpersonal Communication (3)
    • COMM 323 Nonverbal Communication (3)
    • COMM 326 Small Group Discussion Methods (3)
    • MANGT 420 Management Concepts (3)
    • THTRE 261 Fundamentals of Acting (3)
    • THTRE 265 Fundamentals of Improvisation I, II (3)
  • *ECON 110 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • SOCIO 211 Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • SOCIO 550 Technocrime, Security, and Society (3)

Humanities and Social Sciences (6 hours)

Math/Science Electives (17 hours; must include at least one course at the 300 level or above)

At least 17 hours from the following:

  • BIOCH 265 Introductory Organic and Biochemistry (5 hours)
  • BIOCH 521 General Biochemistry (3 hours)
  • BIOL 198 Principles of Biology (4 hours)
  • BIOL 401 Organismic Biology (5 hours)
  • BIOL 450 Modern Genetics (4 hours)
  • BIOL 455 General Microbiology (4 hours)
  • CHM 210 Chemistry I (4 hours)
  • CHM 230 Chemistry II (4 hours)
  • At most one of CHM 350 General Organic Chemistry (3 hours) or CHM 531 Organic Chemistry I (3 hours)
  • CHM 371 Chemical Analysis (4 hours)
  • CHM 550 Organic Chemistry II (3 hours)
  • GEOL 100 Earth in Action (3 hours)
  • GEOL 102 Earth Through Time (3 hours)
  • GEOL 103 Geology Laboratory (1 hour)
  • GEOL 502 Mineralogy (3 hours)
  • MATH 222 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III (4 hours)
  • MATH 340 Elementary Differential Equations (4 hours)
  • MATH 506 Introduction to Number Theory (3 hours)
  • MATH 511 Introduction to Algebraic Systems (3 hours)
  • MATH 512 Introduction to Modern Algebra (3 hours)
  • MATH 515 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3 hours)
  • MATH 551 Applied Matrix Theory (3 hours)
  • MATH 572 Foundations of Geometry (3 hours)
  • MATH 633 Advanced Calculus I (3 hours)
  • At most one of PHYS 113 General Physics I (4 hours), PHYS 213 Engineering Physics I (5 hours), or PHYS 223 Physics I, Mechanics, and Thermodynamics (5 hours)
  • At most one of PHYS 114 General Physics II (4 hours), PHYS 214 Engineering Physics II (5 hours), or PHYS 224 Physics II, Electromagnetism, and Sound (5 hours)
  • PHYS 325 Physics III, Relativity, and Quantum Physics (4 hours)
  • STAT 511 Introductory Probability and Statistics II (3 hours)

One of the following 2-semester sequences must be included:

  • BIOL 198 and 401 (9 hours)
  • CHM 210 and 230 (8 hours)
  • PHYS 213 and 214 (10 hours)
  • PHYS 223 and 224 (10 hours)

One of the following mathematics courses must be included:

  • MATH 222 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III (4 hours)
  • MATH 340 Elementary Differential Equations (4 hours)
  • MATH 506 Introduction to Number Theory (3 hours)
  • MATH 511 Introduction to Algebraic Systems (3 hours)
  • MATH 512 Introduction to Modern Algebra (3 hours)
  • MATH 515 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3 hours)
  • MATH 551 Applied Matrix Theory (3 hours)
  • MATH 572 Foundations of Geometry (3 hours)
  • MATH 633 Advanced Calculus I (3 hours)
  • STAT 511 Introductory Probability and Statistics II (3 hours)

 

Unrestricted Electives (6-7 hours)

6-7 hours of additional coursework. A total of 120 hours are required for the BS degree.