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Columbus State University

Bachelor of Science
Computer Science - CyberSecurity Track

Turner College of Business

TSYS School of Computer Science

Program Description

CyberSecurity Track provides the student with skills required to compete in today's computing environment and to be able to adapt to tomorrow. Much effort is expended ensuring that the program is viable and current, focusing on the newer technologies and emphasizing applications of current methods for securing information and systems.

Career Opportunities

Computer Programmers, Mainframe Programmers,Web Developers, Network and Security Specialists

Admission Requirements

There are no program specific admission requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates in the BS in CS CyberSecurity Track program will:

  • Be able to use an integrated development environment to code and implement an executable program
  • Have basic understanding of theoretical aspects of computer science
  • Be able to produce a software solution using an object-oriented programming architecture
  • Be familiar with standard CPU architectures
  • Understand the vulnerabilities and threats to information security and measures to defend against them.
  • Be able to analyze, design and implement a solution to real-world scientific or engineering problems.
  • Be familiar with methods used to design and access databases.
  • Be able to demonstrate knowledge of social and ethical impact of computers.

Additional Program Requirements

Student must earn a C or better in all CPSC courses in Areas F, G, and H.

Program Of Study

Area A Essential Skills Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102 (with a grade of "C" or better)
MATH 1113

Note: MATH (1) is used in Area I

Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4
COMM 1110
Select one of the following courses:

Select one of the following courses:
Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002
Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.

Note: the two extra hours may be used as electives.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:

Select one of the following fine arts courses: *ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 11
Select two lab science courses from below:

Select one of the following three courses:
STAT 1127

Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112

Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:

Select one world cultures course from the following courses:

Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3
PHED 1205
Select any one PEDS course.

Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18
A grade of "C" or better is required in each CPSC course.

Note: extra math hour(s) applied to Area H

Area G Program Requirements Required Hours: 18
A grade of "C" or better is required in each CPSC course.

Area H Program Electives Required Hours: 28
A grade of "C" or better is required in each CPSC course.

CPSC 3106 Information Security Risk Assessment
CPSC 3108 Defensive Programming
CPSC 3119 Fundamentals of Computer Forensics
CPSC 4160 Applied Cryptography
CPSC 4166 Intrusion Detection and Prevention
CPSC 5127 Computer and Network Security

Select nine hours from CPSC courses (3000 level or above)
Note extra hour MATH from Area F

Area I General Electives Required Hours: 14
At least three hours must be 3000 level or above
MATH from Area A (1)

Total Hours Required: 123

4 Year Course Schedule

Suggested four year course schedule