Jul 17, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate 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.

The Institute for Cybersecurity Workforce Development requires that BS-CYBR candidates must earn a grade of “C” or better in all upper-division courses in order to be counted toward their degree.


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.


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

Core IMPACTS Curriculum (42 Credit Hours)

General Education Core IMPACTS Curriculum  

Core IMPACTS Curriculum Requirements Specific to This Major

Science Majors: Must take MATH 1113  or higher in Mathematics & Quantitative Skills and MATH 1179  or higher in Applied Math.


Science and Engineering Majors: Must take two four-hour laboratory sciences in Natural Sciences. Students must choose from CHEM 1211 /1211L  , CHEM 1212 /1212  , PHYS 1111 /1111L * , PHYS 1112 /1112L  , PHYS 2211 /2211L  *, PHYS 2212 /2212L , BIOL 1107 /1107L  , or BIOL 1108 /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)

Students must earn a “C” or better in these courses.

Upper Division Major Specializations (9 Credit Hours)

Students must earn a “C” or better in these courses. Students are required to take a minimum of 9 credit hours as an upper-level specialization. Choose one of the following:

Major Electives (9 Credit Hours)

Students must earn a “C” or better in these courses. Select 9 credit hours from the following list of courses:

University Electives (5 Credit Hours)

In accordance with KSU Graduation Policy , students must earn a grade of “D” or better in these courses while maintaining at minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA.

Free Electives (5 Credit Hours)

Select 5 credit hours of 1000-4000 level coursework from the University Catalog.

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)