2020-2021 Catalog

Cybersecurity, Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity (BSCY) program integrates ainterdisciplinary study involving technology, people, information, and processes to enable assured operations in the context of adversariesIt involves the creation, operation, analysis, and testing of secure computer systems. It is an interdisciplinary course of study, including aspects of policy and law, human factors, ethics, and risk management. This degree prepares graduates for a myriad of opportunities to work in and advance their cybersecurity careers within the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Workforce Framework. 

B.S. in Cybersecurity Program Educational Objectives

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity will prepare students to:

 
  • Integrate a foundational knowledge of all areas of cybersecurity.
  • Apply the fundamental principles and practices of cybersecurity. 
  • Apply critical and ethical thinking to solve problems in cybersecurity.
  • Evaluate data to inform decisions and solve problems in cybersecurity.
  • Create the ability to develop and express ideas while applying a variety of delivery models, genres, and styles.
  • Collaborate effectively on diverse teams to accomplish a common goal.

 

City University of Seattle's undergraduate admission requirements, found under Admissions in the catalog menu, apply to this program. 

Total Required Credits (180 Credits)

Required

College Composition

5

College Mathematics

5

Humanities*

15

Social Sciences

15

Natural Science/Math**

15

This program requires MATH 138 College Algebra or above for the College Mathematics requirement.

*Distribution of two disciplines required needed 5 credits HU besides writing.

**Distribution of two disciplines required 5 credits NS needed (no more math/stats)

Preparatory Courses (15 Credits)

CS 132Computer Science I

5

CS 251Statistical Computing (QSR for select programs/NS)

5

IS 201Fundamentals of Computing

5

Core Requirements (45 Credits)

CS 302Human Computer Interaction

5

CS 330Network Communications

5

CS 351Discrete Mathematics in Computing (NS)

5

IS 312Web Design

5

IS 340Operating Systems

5

IS 345Cybersecurity

5

IS 350Systems Analysis and Design

5

IS 360Database Technologies

5

IS 471Cyber Ethics (SS)

5

Depth of Study: Cybersecurity (30 Credits)

CS 481Network Security

5

CS 487Data Security

5

CS 488Software Security

5

CS 489Component Security

5

CS 467Systems Security

5

IS 464Policy and Audits

5

Upper Division Electives (10 Credits)

Choose two from below

IS 470IT Service Management

5

IS 472IT Compliance

5

IS 456Database Systems Management

5

IS 457Enterprise Systems

5

CS 476Data Analysis and Presentation

5

CS 479Data Mining and Machine Learning

5

CS 493Technology and Computing Internship

5

 

Capstone (5 Credits)

CS 497Technology and Computing Capstone

5