Bachelor of Science, Major in Cybersecurity

Bachelor of Science, Major in Cybersecurity
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communications)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 1, 23
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements:
MATH 1420Calculus I 1, 24
MATH 1430Calculus II4
MATH 2395Discrete Mathematics3
MATH 3379Statistical Mthods in Practice3
Major: Foundation
COSC 1436Programming Fundamentals I4
COSC 1437Programming Fundamentals II4
COSC 2327Intro to Computer Networks3
COSC 2329Comp Organiz & Machine Lang3
COSC 3312Numerical Methods3
COSC 3318Data Base Management Systems3
COSC 3319Data Structures and Algorithms3
COSC 3321Digital System Design3
COSC 4314Data Mining3
COSC 4319Software Engineering3
COSC 4349Professionalism and Ethics3
DFSC 1316DF and IA Fundamentals I3
DFSC 2316DF and IA Fundamentals II3
DFSC 2320Hardware Forensics3
DFSC 3316Cryptography and Network Scrty3
DFSC 4317Information Security3
DFSC 4318Malware3
DFSC 4338Cyber Warfare3
Major: Prescribed Electives6
Computer Architecture
Human-Computer Interaction
Advanced Language Concepts
Network Theory
Computer Operating Systems
Computer Graphics
Digital Signal Processing
Spc Tpcs in Computer Sci
Principles of Data Quality
Electives: General
General Electives6
Minor: Not Required 3,4
Total Hours120
1

MATH 1420 satisfies the requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics) and 1 semester credit hour for Component Area IX (Component Area Option) as well as the major. 

2

Students who are not eligible for enrollment in MATH 1420 will have additional mathematics requirements.

3

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credits hours will be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours. 

4

All minors can be paired with this degree program. 

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area I3Component Area I3
Component Area III4Component Area III4
Component Area VI3Component Area VI3
MATH 14201,24MATH 14304
 14 14
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IV3Component Area VII3
Component Area V3Component Area VIII3
Component Area VII3Component Area IX3
COSC 14364COSC 14374
MATH 23953MATH 33793
 16 16
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
COSC 23273COSC 33183
COSC 23293DFSC 23163
COSC 33123DFSC 23203
DFSC 13163DFSC 33163
Electives: General3Electives: General3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Major: Prescribed Advanced Elective33Major: Prescribed Advanced Elective33
DFSC 43173COSC 43193
COSC 43143COSC 43493
COSC 33213DFSC 43183
COSC 33193DFSC 43383
 15 15
Total Hours: 120
1

MATH 1420 satisfies the requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics) and 1 semester credit hour for Component Area IX (Component Area Option) as well as the major.

2

Students who are not eligible for enrollment in MATH 1420 will have additional mathematics requirements.

3

Select one of the Prescribed Electives from the below course listing. 

Prescribed Advanced Elective Courses 3
COSC 3327Computer Architecture3
COSC 3331Human-Computer Interaction3
COSC 4318Advanced Language Concepts3
COSC 4326Network Theory3
COSC 4327Computer Operating Systems3
COSC 4332Computer Graphics3
COSC 4337Digital Signal Processing3
COSC 4340Spc Tpcs in Computer Sci3
DFSC 4319Principles of Data Quality3

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credits hours may be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours. 

All minors can be paired with this degree program. 

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BS in Cybesecurity is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Solve complex technology-related problems.
  • Apply theoretical principles to the software engineering process.
  • Technical communication.
  • System and network defense.