Bachelor of Applied Science in Cybersecurity

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Cybersecurity is built on the eight fundamental domains identified in the world renowned ISC2 Certified Information Security System Professional (CISSP) Certification. Graduates of this BAS degree program who enter from the preferred academic pathway, Associate in Science in Cybersecurity, will be prepared to earn 17 industry standard certifications (9 at the associate level and 8 iat the baccalaureate level).  These certifications have been identified by industry partners as highly desirable in employees, provide quantifiable knowledge and skills in a specific technology, and are recognized worldwide. Throughout the program, students will work in a hands-on environment that will reinforce theoretical concepts and enable students to apply knowledge in real-world situations.          

The program curriculum includes upper level courses in database, cloud, and operating system security in addition to risk management, ethics, and security testing. The curriculum, including the Associate in Science in Cybersecurity, includes 84 credit hours of cybersecurity coursework (42 credit hours at the associate level and 42 credit hours at the baccalaureate level) as well as the 36 credit hour general education curriculum.

Program Contact

Robert Pratten, (850) 484-2523

Assistant Professor

rpratten@pensacolastate.edu

Department Head

Morris Buchanan, (850) 484-1125

District Academic Department Head, Mathematics and Computer Science

mbuchanan@pensacolastate.edu


Degree Requirements

General education courses (36 cc)

Each baccalaureate student must complete the 36 credit hour general education curriculum.

Each baccalaureate student must meet the foreign language requirement as defined in the general education section of the catalog.

Lower level degree requirements (60 cc)

STA 2023Elementary Statistics

3 cc

See Choices Natural Sciences (General Education Core Course)

3 cc

ENC 1101CEnglish Composition I

3 cc

CCJ 1020Introduction to the Criminal Justice System

3 cc

CGS 1061CIntroduction to Computers in Technology

3 cc

CTS 2149Fundamentals of Project Management

3 cc

CIS 1350CSecurity Awareness

3 cc

COP 1510Programming Concepts

3 cc

CTS 1300CAdministering Microsoft Windows Workstation

3 cc

PHI 2600Ethics

3 cc

CTS 1390CInstall & Configure Windows Server 2012

3 cc

CET 1020CIntroduction to Networks

3 cc

CET 1610CRouting and Switching Essentials

3 cc

CET 2025CScaling Networks

3 cc

CET 2026CConnecting Networks

3 cc

CTS 2120CSecurity +

3 cc

CAP 2134CDatabase Security

3 cc

CET 2614CCisco CCNA Security

3 cc

CTS 2318Information Security Management

3 cc

CET 2934CIT Professional Project

3 cc

Each baccalaureate student must meet the foreign language requirement as defined in the general education section of the Catalog.

Semester 1 (15 cc)

CIS 3615CSecure Software Development

3 cc

CNT 3421Securing the Cloud

3 cc

CNT 3524Mobile Security

3 cc

CIS 4512Information Security and Risk Management

3 cc

ENC 1102English Composition II

3 cc

Semester 2 (15 cc)

CIS 3367COperating Systems Security

3 cc

CNT 3411Security Operations

3 cc

CIS 4201Laws and Legal Aspects of Information Technology

3 cc

See Choices Humanities (Literature LIT, AML, or ENL prefix)

3 cc

See Choices Any Mathematics General Education Course

3 cc

Semester 3 (15 cc)

CIS 4385Computer Forensics and Investigations

3 cc

CIS 3361Security Testing and Auditing

3 cc

CGS 3812Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

3 cc

CIS 4357CAdvanced Security Practitioner

3 cc

See Choices Humanities (General Education Core Course)

3 cc

Semester 4 (15 cc)

CIS 4253Ethics in Information Technology

3 cc

CIS 4596Cybersecurity Capstone

3 cc

ISM 4314Project and Change Management for Information Technology

3 cc

See Choices Any Natural Sciences General Education Course

3 cc

See Choices Social Sciences (General Education Core Course)

3 cc

Total Credit Hours: 120

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