BS - Cybersecurity 2023

  • Program Description The purpose of the Bachelor of Science with a major in Cybersecurity (BS-CYBR) program is to create technologically capable, business-aware cybersecurity professionals capable of applying technical skills and the knowledge of security management to protect computerized information systems from a wide variety of threats, and to manage the risks associated with modern information technology usage. Cybersecurity is a computing-based discipline involving technology, people, information, and processes to enable assured operations. It involves the creation, operation, analysis, and testing of secure computer systems. It is an interdisciplinary course of study, including aspects of information technology, law, policy, human factors, ethics, and risk management often in the context of adversaries. The Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency have jointly designated Kennesaw State University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education with specialized focus areas in Security Policy Development & Compliance and Systems Security Administration. The Bachelor of Science with a major in Cybersecurity is a fully online degree that has the primary objective of meeting the high demand for professional degrees in the area of cybersecurity. The degree has core requirements, major requirements, major specializations, and required electives. The major contains those courses considered fundamental to the cybersecurity field and the electives give the student some flexibility in choice. The Institute for Cybersecurity Workforce Development requires that BS-CYBR candidates must earn a grade of C or better in all upper-division courses in order to be counted toward their degree.

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1101 English Composition I
      3
    • POLS 1101 American Government
      3
    • IT 1114 Programming Principles
      3
    • IT 1114L Programming Principles Lab
      1
    • General Education Area A2- Quantitative
      3
    • General Education Area E2- U.S. History
      3
    Total: 16

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1102 English Composition II
      3
    • ECON 1000 Contemporary Economic Issues
      2
    • CSE 1321 Programming Problem Solving I
      3
    • CSE 1321L Program Problem Solving I Lab
      1
    • General Education Area D1- Applied Math
      4
    • General Education Area B2- Cultural Perspectives
      3
    Total: 16
Year 1 (Hours: 32)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • CYBR 2310 Software Assurance
      3
    • General Education Area C1- Literature of the World
      3
    • General Education Area D2a- Science Process
      4
    • STAT 2332 or ECON 2300
      3
    Total: 13

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ACCT 2101 Principles of Accounting I
      3
    • CYBR 3100 Principles of Cybersecurity
      3
    • CYBR 3123 Hardware & Software Concepts
      3
    • General Education Area C2- Arts & Culture of the World
      3
    • General Education Area D2b- Science Process
      4
    Total: 16
Year 2 (Hours: 29)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • CYBR 3200 Network Security
      3
    • CYBR 3210 Client Systems Security
      3
    • CYBR 3423 Op Systems Concepts & Admin
      3
    • CYBR 4323 Data Comm. & Networking
      3
    • General Education Area E3- World History
      3
    Total: 15

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • CYBR 3300 Mgmnt of Cybr Sec Glob Envrmt
      3
    • CYBR 4200 Perimeter Defense
      3
    • CYBR 4423 Linux/Unix Administration
      3
    • General Education Area E4- Social Sciences
      3
    • Track Specialization Course, (1 of 3)
      3
    Total: 15
Year 3 (Hours: 30)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • CYBR 4220 Server Systems Security
      3
    • CYBR 4330 Inc. Resp & Cont Plng
      3
    • Free Elective, (1 of 2)
      3
    • Major Elective (1 of 3)
      3
    • Track Specialization Course (2 of 3)
      3
    Total: 15

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • CYBR 4810 Cyber Defense
      3
    • Free Elective (2 of 2)
      2
    • Major Elective (2 of 3)
      3
    • Major Elective (3 of 3)
      3
    • Track Specialization Course (3 of 3)
      3
    Total: 14
Year 4 (Hours: 29)


Program Total: 120 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested 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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