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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations

University Park, College of Information Sciences and Technology (CYAOP_BS)
Mary Beth Rosson, Associate Dean for Graduate and Undergraduate Studies

PROFESSOR PENG LIU, Information Sciences and Technology
PROFESSOR CHAO-HSIEN CHU, Information Sciences and Technology

The Bachlor of Science in Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations in the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students for careers as cybersecurity professionals. It educates students on the essential concepts of cyber-defense and the analytical fundamentals of cybersecurity, with a focus on the analytical and risk management underpinnings and associated cyber-defense techniques and strategies for ensuring the safety of online information stored in large and heterogeneous networks that are embedded within and across the complex socio-technical infrastructures that are pervasive in today's business, government and military organizations. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to critically assess and respond to modern information security threats, using approaches that are grounded in a holistic understanding of adversarial strategies and effective responses. More specifically, it will offer an in-depth and domain-independent approach to the development of skills in cyberdefense technologies, tools and processes; cybersecurity analytics and visualization; and cybersecurity risk analysis and management. The major draws from concepts and skills associated with a number of disciplines, including information science, management science, statistics and data science, human behavior, and law/policy. Graduates will be prepared to join the rapidly growing cybersecurity workforce deployed across organizations of diverse sizes and missions.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for the Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations major, students must:

  1. Have completed the following entrance-to-major requirements with a grade of C or better in each: CYBER 100S(3), IST 140(3), IST 210(3), IST 220(3), IST 242(3), STAT 200(4)
  2. Have achieved a minimum cululative grade point average of 2.00 prior to and through the end of the semester during which the entrance to major is requested.

For the B.S. degree in Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations, a minimum of 126 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(21 of these 45 credits are included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selections)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in General Education Requirements)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 3 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 99 credits[1]
(This includes 21 credits of General Education courses: 6 credits of GQ courses, 6 credits of GS courses, 9 credits of GWS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (81 credits)
CAS 100 GWS(3), CYBER 100S(3)[1], CYBER 262 (3)[1], IST 140 (3)[1], IST 210 (3)[1], IST 220 (3)[1], IST 230 (3)[1], IST 242 (3)[1], IST 261 (3)[1], MATH 110 GQ(4)[1], SRA 111 GS(3)[1], SRA 211 (3)[1], SRA 221 (3)[1], STAT 200 GQ(4)[1](Sem: 1-4) 
CYBER 342W(3)[1], CYBER 362 (3)[1], CYBER 366 (3)[1], IST 451 (3)[1], IST 454 (3)[1], IST 495 (1)[1], SRA 231 (3)[1], SRA 311 (3)[1], SRA 365 (3)[1](Sem: 3-6) 
CYBER 440 (3)[1], IST 432(3)[1], IST 456 (3)[1], SRA 472(3)[1] (Sem: 7-8) 

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6 credits)
Select 3 credits from: ENGL 15 GWS(3); ENGL 30 GWS(3) (Sem: 1-4)
Select 3 credits from: ENGL 202C GWS(3); ENGL 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 1-8)

SUPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 12 credits from one of the Application Focus course lists in Appendix B; at least 6 credits must be at the 400-level. Students may also complete a custom Application Focus sequence with approval from an academic advisor and a CYBER teaching faculty member. (Sem: 1-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by Department: Fall 2017

Blue Sheet Item #: 46-02-037

Review Date: 10/3/2017

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