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Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity addresses the critical national need for a highly skilled cybersecurity workforce and provides you the knowledge and skills needed to protect critical cyber infrastructure and information assets. This innovative degree program uses an interdisciplinary approach that draws on solid technical as well as relevant human, policy, legal, ethical and management aspects needed to protect critical information infrastructure. In addition, the program prepares you for well-known cybersecurity related industry certifications that are perfect for increasing career opportunities in the current rapidly growing cybersecurity job market..

Learning Outcomes

In addition, graduates of the Cybersecurity program will possess the skills and knowledge required to:

  1. Assess and apply cybersecurity principles, tools and methods to defend information systems against cyber threats.
  2. Protect an organization's critical information infrastructure by applying cybersecurity design best practices and technologies to prevent and mitigate cyber attacks and vulnerabilities.
  3. Design, implement and administer networks in a secure manner by integrating network defense technologies, monitoring tools and measures. 
  4. Evaluate the hardware and software components of a computing environment and apply security best practices to install, configure and manage modern operating systems.
  5. Implement fundamental security principles and techniques in developing secure programs.
  6. Apply database security models and best practices in the design and development of database management systems.
  7. Analyze and navigate policy, legal, ethical and compliance aspects of cybersecurity.
Subject/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • Information Literacy
B. Civic and Global Learning 9
  • Diversity
  • Ethics
  • Civic Engagement
C. Knowledge of Human Cultures 9
D. Understanding the Physical and Natural World 8
E. Mathematics 3
F. General Education Electives 16
  • TES-100 Cornerstone: Lifelong Learning Strategies
II. Cybersecurity Core 54
  • CYB-120: Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • ITS-130: Database Fundamentals
  • ITS-140: Introduction to Networking
  • ITS-150: Computer Programming I
  • ITS-160: Fundamentals of Modern Operating Systems
  • CYB-220: Defensive Security
  • CYB-221: Firewalls and Perimeter Security
  • ITS-231: Database Programming
  • ITS-240: Routing and Switching Fundamentals
  • ITS-261: Linux
  • CYB-320: Ethical Hacking
  • CYB-321: Digital Forensics Techniques and Practices
  • ITS-340: Wireless and Mobile Networking
  • ITS-363: Windows Server Configuration
  • CYB-420: Critical Infrastructure Security
  • CYB-421: Cybersecurity Risk Analysis and Management
  • CYB-422: Cybersecurity Policies, Programs and Compliance
  • CYB-495: Cybersecurity Capstone
III. Electives - Students choose one of the following options: 6
A. Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigation option
  • CYB-440: Mobile Forensics
  • CYB-441: Network Forensics
B. Cloud Security option
  • CYB-450: Cloud Computing
  • CYB-451: Cloud Security and Privacy
C. Homeland Security option
  • HLS-410: Counterterrorism: Constitutional and Legislative Issues
  • HLS-420: Homeland Security: Preparedness, Prevention and Deterrence
Total 120

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Amjad Ali
Associate Dean, School of Applied Science and Technology
Thomas Edison State University
111 W. State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608
Phone: 609-984-1130, ext. 3197


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