This degree program, designed by faculty and industry professionals, which provides students with the opportunity to study aspects of computing and technology related to TCP/ IP networking, telecommunication, and computer security. In particular, this program allows for a broad background in both technology security as well as basic networking skills during the first three years of study and then allows the students to develop a focus area which serves as a major. The focus area serves to provide the student with specific skills in a variety of suggested areas which will lead to a range of diverse careers using technology and security in industry.
This program focuses on hands-on knowledge of computers, routers, switches, and other technologies as a basis for study and adds a security focus to provide insight into the technology needs of modern corporations who deal with both hacking, internal threats, error and audit as part of the IT specialization.
The program is IT oriented but security driven and should provide students with a diverse resume suitable to jobs such as network administration, IT security specialist, firewalling support, penetration testing, packet analysis, and other IT support roles within the networking, security, or IT departments of the organization.
Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity and Networking must satisfy the University Core Curriculum requirements, 21 required major courses, MATH 124 or higher, 6 requirements in other departments, and a sufficient number of electives to total at least 120 credit hours.
Students in the Cybersecurity and Networking major are required to maintain a 2.75 GPA in the major courses (SEC) in order to graduate.