Apr 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Cybersecurity and Mathematics, B.S.

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The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Mathematics gives graduates an in-depth education in these two related fields. This interdisciplinary program integrates cybersecurity and math courses into a relevant, challenging major.  The major provides students the knowledge and skills needed to enter the Cybersecurity field equipped with a strong mathematics background. 

In this program, students learn how to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of computer systems while examining topics relevant to cybersecurity such as discrete methods, probability & statistics and linear algebra.  Students take courses covering topics such as network security, digital forensics, ethical hacking, programming, scripting, cryptography, linear programming, differential equations and calculus.

This relevant, interdisciplinary major prepares students to work in both Government agencies and private companies that depend on mathematics.  Graduates with backgrounds in both cyber and math can work on interdisciplinary teams to help formulate complex mathematical and cryptographic solutions to today’s cybersecurity problems. 

Graduates can work in any industry that hires cybersecurity professionals-especially those in data-intensive sectors such as finance, insurance, healthcare, software development, intelligence and military/defense. The major also prepares students for careers in cybersecurity consulting, auditing as well as graduate work in Cybersecurity or Mathematics.

Degree Requirements (123 Cr. Hrs.)

University Core Requirements (42 Cr. Hrs.)

University Core Curriculum (Traditional)  Specified Course Requirements: Quantitative Literacy: MAT 140  Scientific Inquiry: PHY 201 and PHY 203 

General Electives (9 Cr. Hrs.)

Suggested Eight Semester Sequence

Seventh Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

Eighth Semester (13 Cr. Hrs.)

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