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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cybersecurity B.S.

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Program Description

The purpose of the Bachelor of Science with a major in Cybersecurity (BS-CYBR) program is to create technologically capable, business-aware cybersecurity professionals capable of applying technical skills and the knowledge of security management to protect computerized information systems from a wide variety of threats, and to manage the risks associated with modern information technology usage. Cybersecurity is a computing-based discipline involving technology, people, information, and processes to enable assured operations. It involves the creation, operation, analysis, and testing of secure computer systems. It is an interdisciplinary course of study, including aspects of information technology, law, policy, human factors, ethics, and risk management often in the context of adversaries.

The Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency have jointly designated Kennesaw State University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education with specialized focus areas in Security Policy Development & Compliance and Systems Security Administration.

The Bachelor of Science with a major in Cybersecurity is a fully online degree that has the primary objective of meeting the high demand for professional degrees in the area of cybersecurity. The degree has core requirements, major requirements, major specializations, and required electives. The major contains those courses considered fundamental to the cybersecurity field and the electives give the student some flexibility in choice.


This program is a part of the Michael J. Coles College of Business .  


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Admission, Enrollment and Graduation Policies

Admissions Requirements

This program does not have specific admission requirements and only admission to Kennesaw State University is required. For more information, please visit the Admissions  section of the catalog.

Admission to the BS-CYBR degree program will be open to any student who has completed (or is scheduled to complete) the General Education and Area F - Lower Division Major Requirements through any recognized and transferable method. That includes the transfer of credit from other Institutions (following KSU policies for transfer of credit), eCore courses documented by KSU, KSU courses taken on campus as well as KSU online courses. 

Graduation Requirements

 Each student is expected to meet the requirements outlined in Academic Policies 5.0 PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS & GRADUATION  .


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Program Course Requirements

General Education Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) (42 Credit Hours)

General Education Core Curriculum   

General Education Core Curriculum Requirements Specific to This Major

Science Majors must take MATH 1113  or higher in Area A2 and MATH 1179  or higher in Area D1. Science and Engineering Majors must take two four-hour laboratory sciences in Area D2. Students must choose from CHEM 1211 /CHEM 1211L , CHEM 1212 /CHEM 1212L , PHYS 1111 /PHYS 1111L *, PHYS 1112 /PHYS 1112L , PHYS 2211 /PHYS 2211L *, PHYS 2212 /PHYS 2212L , BIOL 1107 /BIOL 1107L , or BIOL 1108 /BIOL 1108L .                             

*Students cannot take both PHYS 1111/L and PHYS 2211/L nor PHYS 1112/L and PHYS 2212/L.

Major Requirements (37 Credit Hours)

Upper Division Major Specializations (9 Credit Hours)

All BS-CYBR students are required to take a minimum of 9 credit hours as an upper-level specialization. They must choose one of the following specializations and complete all of the courses listed. The options are:

Major Electives (9 Credit Hours)

Students should choose 9 credit hours from the following:

Free Electives (5 Credit Hours)

Any courses in the university curriculum. 

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)

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