Computer Science Cybersecurity (B.S.) - Online

Computer Science Cybersecurity (B.S.) - Online

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 104Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning0-3
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher4
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 104Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 24
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective4
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 104Survey of Old and New Testament4
THEO 104Introduction to Theology Survey 24
Total Hours41-44

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirement of RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview (4 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirement of THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey (4 c.h.) waived

Major Requirements 

Major Foundational Courses
CSIS 110Introduction to Computer Science 1,23
MATH 128Elementary Functions and Coordinate Geometry 1,24
PHYS 201General Physics I 1,24
Total Hours11

Course may fulfill select general education requirements.


Minimum grade of 'C' required

Major Core
CSIS 100Introduction to Information Sciences and Systems3
CSIS 111Introduction to Programming Using C++3
CSIS 112Advanced Programming3
CSIS 215Algorithms and Data Structures3
CSIS 325Database Management Systems3
CSIS 340Studies in Information Security3
CSIS 342Computer Architecture and Organization3
CSIS 345Introduction to Linux3
CSIS 352System Administration3
CSIS 355Network Architecture and Protocols3
CSIS 434Theory of Programming Languages3
CSIS 443Operating Systems3
CSIS 461Technical Aspects of Computer Security3
CSIS 463Modern Cryptography3
CSIS 471Software Engineering3
CSIS 485Cybersecurity Capstone I3
CSIS 486Cybersecurity Capstone II3
Total Hours51
Quantitative Studies Courses
MATH 131Calculus and Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 211Introduction to Statistical Analysis3
MATH 250Introduction to Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 350Discrete Mathematics3
Total Hours13
Lab Sciences Courses
Lab Science Elective 14
Total Hours4

Choose from BIOL 101 Principles of Biology (3 c.h.) and BIOL 103 Principles of Biology Laboratory (1 c.h.), or PHSC 210 Elements of Earth Science (3 c.h.) and PHSC 211 Elements of Earth Science Lab (1 c.h.), or any other Lab Science Course and its associated Lab

Technical Elective Courses12-15
Technical Elective 1,2
Technical Elective 1,2
Technical Elective 1,2
Technical Elective 1,2
Total Hours12-15

Choose a minimum of 12 credits from any CSIS course not already required in the degree, or any ENGx (Engineering) course


A 300-400 level Computer Science Information Systems internship is strongly recommended

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 121 Total Hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30.25 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of ‘C’ Minimum required for all courses in the major, quantitative studies, lab science, and technical electives
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30.25 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
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