B.S. in Cybersecurity (Old)


This new major grows out of the enormous importance of network computing and the major challenges to security that these networks pose. Students examine the architecture, properties, management, and performance of both wired and wireless networks, including how to keep them reliable and secure. Students gain the talents and skills necessary for success in today’s organizations according to current industry practices: planning, designing, implementing and administering voice and data communication networks; assessing and implementing the communication and security requirements of an organization in the form of a secure communication infrastructure; functioning as an effective member of a network and security services division in an organization.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates high median pay and estimates an 18% increase (much higher than average) in the demand for information security analysts for the period 2014 to 2024.


If you enrolled prior to Fall 2013 you may use the old Communication Networks and Security B.S. curriculum located here.

Major Requirements (48 Credit Hours)

One of the following must be taken:

One of the following must be taken:

One of the following must be taken:

All of the following must be taken:

Two courses taken from:

Practicum Capstone

Six (6) credits taken from one or more of COMP 312: Open Source Software Practicum, COMP 390: Broadening Participation in STEM (Computing, Math & Science), COMP 391: Internship in Computer Science, COMP 392: Metagenomics, and COMP 398: Independent Study. See the details of registering in the links for each course. Students are encouraged to complete these credits during junior and senior years to draw on prior experience.


12 credits comprised of:

Suggested Ordering of Courses

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

  • Electives

  • Practicum