Computer Science Cybersecurity Major (B.S.)
The Computer Science Cybersecurity major has the purpose of developing Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential to impact computing-related disciplines in tomorrow’s world, including Cybersecurity. Students are exposed to the computer science core body of knowledge from a Christian worldview. Equipped with a firm foundation in algorithms and problem solving, they learn to analyze problems and design, implement, and test software solutions in a secure manner. Students also develop a strong background in mathematics to cultivate their reasoning abilities and manage advance topics such as modern cryptography. Faculty help students prepare for a lifetime of service while encouraging undergraduate research and effective application of technology from a Christian worldview.
Program Learning Outcomes
The student will be able to:
- Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
- Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
- Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
- Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
- Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
- Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.
- Apply security principles and practices to the environment, hardware, software, and human aspects of a system.
- Analyze and evaluate systems with respect to maintaining operations in the presence of risks and threats.
- Conduct best practices in computer science while maintaining a Christian worldview.