The B.S. in Information Technology and Cybersecurity prepares students for real-world problem solving, focusing on meeting the needs of organizations through the selection, creation, application, integration, and administration of computing technologies. Students will be educated in the fundamentals of networking, cybersecurity, programming, information management, web development and web systems, system administration and system integration with advanced coursework to build on the fundamentals to provide depth.
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:
The goal of the program is to prepare students for post-graduation employment in information technology and cybersecurity related fields. This will be achieved through the attainment of the following student outcomes, as specified by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.
(a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and to the discipline
(b) An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
(c) An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs
(d) An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal
(e) An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
(f) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
(g) An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society
(h) Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
(i) An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
(j) 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. [IT]
(k) An ability to identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation, and administration of computer-based systems. [IT]
(l) An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment. [IT]
(m) An understanding of best practices and standards and their application. [IT]
(n) An ability to assist in the creation of an effective project plan. [IT]
The program’s coursework focuses on the fundamentals of networking, cybersecurity, programming, information management, web systems, system administration, system integration with advanced coursework to build on the fundamentals to provide depth.
This program will prepare students for careers in a variety of fields, including, but not limited to: computer system administration, network design and administration, web development, information and cybersecurity and computer support.
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