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Welcome to B.S. in Cybersecurity Major!

 

Overview of B.S. in Cybersecurity

The Departments of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics, and Mathematical and Computer Sciences jointly offer the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity (B.S. in CYB). The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology houses and administers the CYB Program.

The B.S. in Cybersecurity is a social science based B.S. major, providing students with the knowledge and practical skills of computer crime, information systems solutions, proper seizure and recovery of computer evidence. Further, the CYB program focuses on understanding criminal cyber-criminal behaviors, preventing cybercrimes, as well as cyber laws governing prosecuting and punishing cybercriminals. More specifically, students will learn:

  • Digital techniques and tools such as cyber threat analysis and information sharing, managing and securing cyberspace, preventing, detecting, and recovering from cybercrimes;
  • Investigative skills and knowledge of laws for prosecuting cybercrimes and criminals;
  • Theoretical understanding of cybercrimes and criminal behavior such as “fraud indicators, “as well as controlling cybercrimes through prevention and punishment; and
  • The impact of cybercrimes and criminals and their victims on the criminal justice system. 

 

Key Feature of B.S. in Cybersecurity

Interdisciplinary The B.S. in Cybersecurity tailors its content and pedagogy to students broadly trained in social/behavioral science and computer information systems as well as computer science. Its curriculum combines the knowledge of combating cybercrime, skills to analyze and manage cyber threats and security, theoretical and analytical comprehension of criminal behavior. Thus, it will respond to rapidly changing cyber workforce requirements.

An Emphasis on Work Readiness Skills The B.S. in Cybersecurity program emphasizes hands-on learning experience for its students. Graduates of the program would be job-ready to enter cybersecurity careers.

A Flexible Course Delivery The B.S. in Cybersecurity program will offer daytime, evening, online, and hybrid classes. The flexible course delivery will accommodate full-time as well as part time students who are busy working professionals with competing commitments.

 

Degree Requirements for B.S. in Cybersecurity

Students are required to take the Introduction to Criminal Justice System (CJC 1010) and Introduction to Computers (CIS/CSS 1010) as a pre-major requirement. Also, there is a 9 credit hours of Cybersecurity final semester. In total, 63 credit hours are required for the Cybersecurity degree. 

 *Total unrestricted electives must be sufficient to meet the University's minimum required 120 credit hours. 

 

Questions? 

Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

  • Office: West Classroom 254
  • Phone: 303-615-1044
  • Website: http://msudenver.edu/cjc
  • Contact Person: Dr. LiYing Li (lli66@msudenver.edu), 303-615-0755, WC 254G

Department of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics

  • Office: Administration Building 590
  • Phone: 303-615-0660
  • Website: http://msudenver.edu/cis 
  • Contact Person: Dr. Janos T. Fustos (fustos@msudenver.edu), 303-615-0170, ADM 590X

Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

  • Office: Science Building 1022
    Phone: 303-615-0299
  • Website: http://math.msudenver.edu
  • Contact Person: Dr. Weiying Zhu (wzhu1@msudenver.edu), 303-615-1345, AES 200Q