2019-2020 Catalog

Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, Bachelor of Science

This degree program integrates traditional core technology coursework and curriculum with a depth of understanding of the investigator and the investigation process concerning cyber-related offenses against individuals or entities. This degree is for those interested in career paths that are explicitly focused on investigating and assessing the misuse of data and information systems which can ultimately involve some careers in cyber investigations, risk analysis, audit compliance, corporate investigations and oversight, and related fields.

The Bachelor of Science Cybersecurity and Information Assurance will prepare students to:

  • Analyze ethical issues of cybercrime and governance and participate productively in the field.
  • Empirically analyze theories and policies associated with cybercrime, digital technologies, and data systems.
  • Evaluate contemporary issues in cyber-security including cyberwar and espionage.
  • Evaluate contemporary issues of public and corporate cyber governance, prevention, and risk analysis.
  • Examine management and leadership principles applicable to the administration of effective organizations.
  • Examine the administration and management of how effective organizations incorporate data systems and technologies into their operations.

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 (20 Credits)

AC 215Fundamentals of Accounting

5

CS 225Introduction to Web Design

5

Choose two from below

SSC 204Criminal Procedural Law (HU or SS)

5

HUM 210Justice and Ethics (HU or SS)

5

SSC 220Principles of Microeconomics (SS)

5

CJ 240Research Methods and Practice (NS or SS)

5

Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Core (45 Credits)

CJ 361Cyber and Surveillance Law and Government (SS or HU)

5

CJ 362Investigation of Cyber Crime (NS or SS)

5

IS 464Policy and Audits

5

IS 472IT Compliance

5

CJ 360Cybercrime, Technology, and Social Change (SS)

5

CJ 365Applied Criminology and Crime Prevention (SS)

5

CJ 403Enterprise Risk Management

5

CJ 424Homeland Security and Espionage (SS)

5

Choose one from below

CJ 410Risk Assessment and Prevention (NS or SS)

5

CJ 363Investigation of Business Crimes (NS or SS)

5

Cybersecurity Technology Core (40 Credits)

CS 481Network Security

5

IS 306Data Management Communications and Networking

5

IS 308Internet Technologies

5

IS 330Information Systems

5

IS 345Information Security

5

CS 330Network Communications Basics

5

 

CS 151Programming with Python

5

(or)

CS 131Computer Science I - C++

5

 

IS 468Tools and Techniques

5

Required Electives (10 Credits)

Choose two from below

CJ 422Organizational and White-Collar Crime (SS)

5

BSC 403Legal Issues in the Workplace

5

BSM 405Operations Management

5

COM 461Communicating Crisis, Emergency and Social Change (HU or SS)

5

CJ 318Fundamentals of Criminology (HU or SS)

5

CJ 363Investigation of Business Crimes (NS or SS)

5

IS 350Systems Analysis and Design

5

CJ 363: May only be used in the Required Electives if not already used in the Investigation and Audit Core.

Capstone (5 Credits)

CJ 465Bureaupathology

5