2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 13, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology and Cybersecurity, BSITC

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Program Description

This degree will give students the technical foundation to understand cyberspace and manage security related risks. Upon completion of the program, students will have a detailed understanding of the following areas:

  • Security vulnerabilities
  • Threats and attacks
  • Mitigation solutions for modern cyber networks
  • Network infrastructure and how to protect it
  • Web Development and Web Systems

We pride ourselves on having well-equipped educational laboratories, excellent faculty, small class sizes, opportunities for undergraduate participation in funded research projects, and a flexible program for working professionals. You will have the opportunity to truly reach your fullest potential here.


The Computer Science and Engineering Department (CSE) is nationally recognized for its high quality of education and research. Our energetic, innovative and multidisciplinary faculty is committed to excellence in teaching and innovative research programs at the leading edge of computer science and engineering. We have long standing collaborations with vibrant local, state, and national computer industries including Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

Come and explore the small campus atmosphere, where you can feel the sense of community, diversity and intellectual vigor.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the BSIT Cybersecurity major, students must complete 24 or more semester hours of college-level coursework with a 2.25 GPA or higher, and complete the following courses:

Learning Outcomes

Student who complete the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Cybersecurity will have:

  • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline
  • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
  • An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
  • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
  • Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice
  • An ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies of human computer interaction, information management, programming, networking, and web systems and technologies
  • An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation, and administration of computer-based systems
  • An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment
  • An understanding of best practices and standards and their application
  • An ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan

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Program Requirements:

I. Wright State Core: 40 hours

Global Traditions:

Arts/Humanities: 3 Hours

Social Science: 6 Hours

Natural Science:

Additional Core Courses:

II. Computer Science and Engineering Core Courses: 41 Hours

III. Computer Science and Engineering Elective Courses: 18 Hours

Choose CS 1181 or CS or CEG 2000, 3000 or 4000 level  technical electives. At least 6 hours must be at the 4000 level.

IV. General Electives: 21 Hours

Electives may be from any area of study approved by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Total: 120 Hours

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