BS - Cybersecurity

  • Academic Affairs
    Institute for Cybersecurity Workforce Development

    Cybersecurity, BS

    Program Information:
    The interdisciplinary nature of the BS in Cybersecurity program allows potential students to develop deep technological skills; an understanding of the business, managerial, and administrative elements of cybersecurity; and an awareness of cybercrime issues.  Completing the eMajor in Cybersecurity will automatically earn students a minor in Information Technology. Two additional minors are available, and those requirements are listed below. Online.

    This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on the Cybersecurity degree requirements and course prerequisites in the Fall 2017 undergraduate catalog. (If course prerequisites change, you must meet the prerequisites in effect when you take the course, so always check the current Catalog for course prerequisites.) 

    Milestones/Notes:

    1. All major courses (CS, IT, CSE, CYBR) must earn a 'C' or higher.
    2. Any courses in Area F - Lower Division Major Requirements and Major courses require 'C' or better.
    3. Students must choose ONE of two math pathways. 1: MATH 1111 + 1112, 2: MATH 1113. If courses are taken from both pathways, the course from pathway 1 will not be applied to the degree. If the MATH 1111/MATH1112 pathway is taken in Term 1, it is recommended the student add MATH1112 to term 2. 
    4. Not all courses are offered every semester.
    5. See KSU online Catalog or departmental website for pre-requisite(s) or course descriptions.

    Contact Information: Phone: 678-915-4984
    Website: emajor.kennesaw.edu

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 4
  • First-Year Seminar or an academic Learning Community Required if first-year, full-time student entering KSU with less than 15 credit hours.
    3
Total: 16

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Must complete MATH 1113 this semester with a grade of 'C' or higher.
  2. Must complete CS 1301 this semester.

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 2
  • 4
  • 3
  • HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
    3
Total: 15
Year 1 (Hours: 31)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 1
  • CSE 2300 or MATH 2345
    3
  • HIST 1100 or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112
    3
  • MATH 1160 or MATH 1190
    4
  • 3
Total: 17

Notes/Milestones:

  1. MATH 1190 is 4 credit hours. If MATH 1160 is taken, an additional 1 credit hour must be taken. This credit hour must be approved by the BS-Cybersecurity coordinator.

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 1
  • 3
  • 3
  • ART 1107 or DANC 1107 or MUSI 1107 or TPS 1107
    3
  • MATH 1107 or MATH 2332 or ECON 2300
    3
Total: 16

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Delaying in completing CYBER 3123 will delay degree progression.

Year 2 (Hours: 33)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • General Education Area E-4 (Social Sciences) Requirement. Must take CRJU 1101 if planning to pursue Cybercrime specialization.  
    3
  • Free Elective. Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
Total: 15

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 15
Year 3 (Hours: 30)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • CYBR Concentration Course. Student should see advisor for an approved list of courses.
    3
  • CYBR Elective. Student should see advisor for an approved list of courses.
    3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Submit a formal petition to graduate the term before graduating.

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • CYBR Concentration Course. Student should see advisor for an approved list of courses.
    3
  • CYBR Elective. Student should see advisor for an approved list of courses.
    3
  • CYBR Elective Student should see advisor for an approved list of courses.
    3
  • Free Elective. Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
Total: 15
Year 4 (Hours: 30)


Program Total: 124 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggest to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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