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 2024 through summer 2025. 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
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
Math Elective (MATH 128) 1 4
CSIS 100 Introduction to Information Systems and Information Technology 3
UNIV 104 Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning 0-3
Information Literacy Elective (CSIS 110) 1 3
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
Second Semester
MATH 131 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4
Technical Elective 2,3 3
CSIS 111 Introduction to Programming Using C++ 3
Communications Elective 1 3
Second Year
First Semester
MATH 211 Introduction to Statistical Analysis 3
Technical Elective 2,3 3
CSIS 112 Advanced Programming Using C++ 3
MATH 250 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics 3
BIBL 104 Survey of Old and New Testament 4
Second Semester
CSIS 340 Studies in Information Security 3
MATH 350 Discrete Mathematics 3
CSIS 215 Algorithms and Data Structures 3
Natural Science Elective (PHYS 201) 1 4
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
Third Year
First Semester
CSIS 345 Introduction to Linux 3
THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey 4
CSIS 325 Database Management Systems 3
Cultural Studies Elective 1 3
Lab Science Elective 4 3
Second Semester
CSIS 342 Computer Architecture and Organization 3
CSIS 352 System Administration 3
CSIS 355 Network Architecture and Protocols 3
CSIS 434 Theory of Programming Languages 3
Social Sciences Elective 1 3
Fourth Year
First Semester
CSIS 463 Modern Cryptography 3
CSIS 443 Operating Systems 3
CSIS 461 Technical Aspects of Computer Security 3
CSIS 471 Software Engineering 3
RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 4
Second Semester
CSIS 485 Cybersecurity Capstone I 3
Technical Elective 2,3 3
CSIS 486 Cybersecurity Capstone II 3
Technical Elective 2,3 3
Critical Thinking Elective 1 3
 Total Hours120-123

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


Choose from: any CSIS course3 not already required in the degree, or any ENGx (Engineering) course. A total of 12 credits are required for Technical Electives.


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


Choose from BIOL 101 and BIOL 103, OR PHSC 210 and 211, OR any other Lab Science course and its associated Lab

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