Cybersecurity, BS

Kennesaw State University
Degree Level Bachelors
Total Credit Hours 120

Program Description

The purpose of the Bachelor of Science with a major in Cybersecurity (BS-CYBR) program is to create technologically capable, business-aware cybersecurity professionals capable of applying technical skills and the knowledge of security management to protect computerized information systems from a wide variety of threats, and to manage the risks associated with modern information technology usage. Cybersecurity is a computing-based discipline involving technology, people, information, and processes to enable assured operations. It involves the creation, operation, analysis, and testing of secure computer systems. It is an interdisciplinary course of study, including aspects of information technology, law, policy, human factors, ethics, and risk management often in the context of adversaries.

The Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency have jointly designated Kennesaw State University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education with specialized focus areas in Security Policy Development & Compliance and Systems Security Administration.

The Bachelor of Science with a major in Cybersecurity is a fully online degree that has the primary objective of meeting the high demand for professional degrees in the area of cybersecurity. The degree has core requirements, major requirements, major specializations, and required electives. The major contains those courses considered fundamental to the cybersecurity field and the electives give the student some flexibility in choice.

The Institute for Cybersecurity Workforce Development requires that BS-CYBR candidates must earn a grade of ā€œCā€ or better in all upper-division courses in order to be counted toward their degree.

Admissions Information

Admission to the BS-CYBR degree program will be open to any student who has completed (or is scheduled to complete) the General Education and Area F - Lower Division Major Requirements through any recognized and transferrable method. That includes the transfer of credit from other Institutions (following KSU policies for transfer of credit), eCore courses documented by KSU, KSU courses taken on campus as well as KSU online courses.

Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges