Computer Science (B.S.) - Cyber Security - Resident

Computer Science (B.S.) - Cyber Security - Resident

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2021 through summer 2022. 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
INQR 101Inquiry1
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 101Foundational Skills1
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher4
Technology Competency 20-3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 105Introduction to Biblical Worldview 32
RSCH 201Research3
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
EVAN 101Evangelism and the Christian Life 32
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective4
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 105Old Testament Survey2
BIBL 110New Testament Survey2
THEO 201Theology Survey I 32
THEO 202Theology Survey II 32
Total Hours46-49

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
BUSI 240Organizational Behavior I 13
CSCN 110Introduction to Computer Sciences3
CSCN 111Programming In C++ Beginner3
ENGR 270Technical Communication 13
MATH 131Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 14
PHYS 201General Physics I 14
Total Hours20

Course may fulfill select general education requirements

Major Core
CSCN 112Programming in C++ Advanced3
CSCN 215Data Structures and Algorithms using C++3
CSCN 230Business Data Communications and Networks 3
CSCN 326Database Design and Management3
CSCN 342Computer Architecture3
CSCN 345Linux Operating System3
CSCN 352Windows System Administration3
CSCN 355Network Architecture, Protocols, and Theory3
CSCN 434Programming Language Design and Compiler Theory3
CSCN 443Operating Systems Design3
CSCN 461Aspects of Computer Security-Defensive3
CSCN 471Software Engineering Management3
CSCN 485Cybersecurity Practicum 13
CSCN 486Cybersecurity Practicum 23
Total Hours42
CSCN Programming Language Elective 13
CSCN 340Information Security Concepts and Principles3
CSCN 462Advanced Aspects of Computer Security-Ethical Hacking3
CSCN 463Modern Cryptography3
Total Hours12

Choose one of the following Programming Language courses: CSCN 209BMIT 212,  BMIT 312, CSCN 315, CSCN 316 or CSIS 354.  Other languages may be approved by the department chair.

Quantitative Studies Courses
MATH 128Elementary Functions and Coordinate Geometry 14
MATH 211Introduction to Statistical Analysis3
MATH 250Introduction to Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 350Discrete Mathematics3
Total Hours13

Any student entering the major directly into MATH 131 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (4 c.h.) will require a 4 credit MATH Elective to substitute in place of MATH 128 Elementary Functions and Coordinate Geometry (4 c.h.) (for example, MATH 132 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (4 c.h.) may sub for credit)

Lab Sciences Courses
Lab Science Elective 14
Total Hours4

Choose any science course which includes a lab component. If choosing a Physics course, it must be PHYS 202 General Physics II (4 c.h.) and PHYS 202L General Physics Lab II (0 c.h.), or a higher level Physics course. PHYS 101 Elements of Physics (3 c.h.) and PHYS 103 Elements of Physics Lab (1 c.h.) are not allowable.

Technical Studies Elective Courses
Technical Studies Elective 13
Total Hours3

Choose from: BUSI 300 Business Communications (3 c.h.)BUSI 301 Business Law (3 c.h.)BUSI 313 Foundations of Project Management (3 c.h.)BUSI 424 E-Commerce (3 c.h.)BUSI 427 Team Dynamics (3 c.h.), or any 200-400 level Computer Science, Math, or Engineering course not already required by the degree.

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all courses in the Major, Quantitative Studies, Lab Sciences and Technical Elective, and Major Foundational sections
  • 25% Of major, core, and cognate taken through Liberty University
  • 30 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
  • CSER All requirements must be satisfied before a degree will be awarded
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