This program offers students dual and complementary expertise in cyber security and privacy. Students develop a solid theoretical foundation and receive hands-on training on how to prevent, detect, and neutralize cyber-attacks. They also learn how to determine privacy compliance and design privacy compliant systems. Exclusive content on the recent advancements in cyber security and privacy are delivered in SAU’s classes.
- Our graduates communicate effectively.
- Our graduates can make ethical decisions related to the use of technology.
- Our graduates demonstrate the knowledge and principles of computer operating systems, architecture and machine organization to solve problems.
- Our graduates use technology effectively.
- Our graduates demonstrate the knowledge and analytical skills that are required for careers in computer science.
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Major in Computer Science (BS)
Cyber Security and Privacy Option
University Requirement – 2 hours
GSTD 1002 Freshman Seminar
General Education – 28 hours (Mathematics and physical science courses are included in the major)
Computer Science – 50-53 hours
CSCI 2103/2101 Computer Science I/Lab
CSCI 2113/2111 Computer Science II/Lab
CSCI 3063 High Level Language
CSCI 3103 Data Structures and Algorithms
CSCI 3143 Network Security
CSCI 3203 Assembler and Machine Organization
CSCI 3213 Computer Networking
CSCI 3233 Theory of Computation
CSCI 3703 Computer Architecture
CSCI 4133 Operating Systems
CSCI 4143 Programming Languages and Compilers
CSCI 4153 Software Engineering
CSCI 4203 Data Modeling and Application
CSCI 4923 Senior Project
6-9 hours upper-level CSCI/MATH electives (depending on mathematics options)
Cyber Security and Privacy Option Core – 9 hours
CSCI 4213 Privacy Engineering
CSCI 4223 Cyber Forensics
CSCI 4333 Cyber Defense
Mathematics – 16-19 hours
MATH 2033 Discrete Mathematics
MATH 2753 Linear Algebra
Select 4-5 hours from the following:
MATH 1525 Calculus I
MATH 2124 Applied Calculus
Select 3-5 hours from the following:
MATH 1545 Calculus II
MATH 3143 Applied Probability and Statistics II
MATH 4233 Data Science
Select 3 hours from the following:
MATH 3043 Applied Probability and Statistics I
MATH 4073 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Physics – 8 hours
PHYS 2003/2001 College Physics I/Lab and
PHYS 2103/2101 College Physics II/Lab
PHYS 2203/2201 University Physics I/Lab and
PHYS 2213/2211 University Physics II/Lab
Other Requirements – 4 hours
ENGL 3023 Technical Writing
Select 1 hour from the following:
CSCI 3901 Special Topics in Computer Science
MGMT 4301 Special Topics in Management
Depending on computer experience, CSCI 1102/1101 or an equivalent is recommended as a prerequisite for CSCI 2103.
No minor is required in this major.