2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Combined Information Technology and Cybersecurity, BS & Cyber Security, MS


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The combined B.S..in Information Technology and Cybersecurity/M.S. in Cyber Security program allows students to earn a B.S. in Information Technology and Cybersecurity and an M.S. in Cyber Security in a total of 5 years.  Up to nine (9) semester credit hours of graduate electives at the CS/CEG 6000/7000 may be double-counted and applied to both the B.S. and the M.S degree requirements.

Admission Requirements:

  • Full-time student
  • Information Technology and Cybersecurity major
  • Have between 60 and 90 credit hours toward your degree
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2
  • Overall GPA in Computer Science and Engineering courses of at least 3.2

Complete the admission application.

Once admitted to the program the student must complete a program of study for the M.S. in Cyber Security.

Program Learning Outcomes:

As a result of their learning experience, students who complete the Bachelor of Science Program in Information Technology and Cybersecurity can:

  • Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline.
  • Analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  • Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • Describe the professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities involved with information technology and cybersecurity.
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  • Recognize the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
  • Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  • 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.
  • Identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation, and administration of computer-based systems.
  • Effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment.
  • Demonstrate best practices and standards and their application.
  • Assist in the creation of an effective project plan.A

As a result of their learning experience, graduates of the Master of Science Program in Cyber Security can:

  • Integrate and apply graduate cybersecurity knowledge to solve complex cybersecurity issues and challenges.
  • Integrate new knowledge within the field of cybersecurity into their professional activities.
  • Recognize the need for, and engage in, life-long learning.
  • Describe the breadth and depth of cyberspace and the inefficiencies and shortcomings of our existing evaluation systems to deal with cybersecurity threats.
  • Describe the unique characteristics of cyberspace and how these unique characteristics affect/influence cybersecurity threats.
  • Identify social, political, and economic factors/impacts of cyber threats and be able to identify and discuss ethical issues related to cybersecurity and privacy.
  • Recognize the basic concepts of cyber security defense and be able to use software tools for malware identification and elimination, data encryption and transmission, and key-based authentication.

For more information:

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. M.S. Cyber Security prerequisite courses: 10 hours


IV. B.S. - M. S. Dual Credit Electives: 9 hours


9 credit hours must be at the CS/CEG 6000/7000 level

V. General Electives: 20 hours


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

CS 1181 is a required prerequisite course for the MS program.

VI. Project Option: 21 hours


A. Cyber Security core courses:


The 9 credit hours of the B.A. - M.S. Dual Credit Electives may be M.S. Cyber Security Core Classes or Cyber Security Electives.

B. Cyber Security Electives:


The 9 credit hours of the B.A. - M.S. Dual Credit Electives may be M.S. Cyber Security Core Classes or Cyber Security Electives.

C. Project: 6 hours


VI. Thesis Option: 21 hours


A. Cyber Security core courses:


The 9 credit hours of the B.A. - M.S. Dual Credit Electives may be M.S. Cyber Security Core Classes or Cyber Security Electives.

B. Cyber Security Electives:


The 9 credit hours of the B.A. - M.S. Dual Credit Electives may be M.S. Cyber Security Core Classes or Cyber Security Electives.

C. Thesis: 9 hours


Submission of an approved CS Master’s thesis

Total: 141 hours


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