Bachelor of Science

Cybersecurity

Central to Defending Emerging Threats.

CCSU’s BS in Cybersecurity provides a strong foundation in both networking and computer science as it prepares students to become highly qualified computing professionals ready to meet the growing and changing demands of businesses and the industry. Students can choose the general option which requires a minor or pursue one of the in-depth concentrations aligned with the content focus areas recommended by the National Security Agency (NSA). 

The interdepartmental nature of this program prepares students for careers as cybersecurity experts able to identify system vulnerabilities, detect and anticipate cyber attacks, and secure information assets. Graduates become professionals continually learning and exploring information as software, science, and technology continually evolve and criminals seek ever more ways to exploit system vulnerabilities. 

Program Features

  • Starts in January and August
  • 120-credit program
  • Mandatory cybersecurity internship ensures job experience prior to graduation
  • ABET accredited Computer Science courses
  • Association of Technology Management & Applied Engineering accredited Networking courses
  • Taught by professional faculty with industry experience
  • Financial aid and scholarships available
  • Free on-campus child care available 

Program Options

General

Students acquire deep technical, computer science and networking skills and work with their advisor to select courses that set the stage for graduate study or employment in any technical or professional area. 

Cyber Operations

Provides deeply technical, inter-disciplinary skills grounded in the computer science, networking, and electrical engineering disciplines. Prepares graduates for graduate study or employment related to gathering evidence and protecting against possible or real-time threats. 

Cyber Defense

Provides deeply technical, inter-disciplinary skills grounded in the computer science, networking, and computer engineering disciplines. Prepares graduates for graduate study or employment related to using defensive measures to prevent, identify, analyze, and report events that might occur within the software or network to protect information and information systems from threats.  

Did You Know?

The curriculum of both the Cyber Operations and Cyber Defense concentrations is specifically designed to align with the skills deemed necessary by the National Security Agency for jobs in these fields. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Technical proficiency by using and applying knowledge to identify, analyze and solve problems in computer engineering technology.
  2. Effective communication and teamwork skills to articulate knowledge, concepts and ideas (in a clear and concise manner by both oral and written form within interpersonal, team and group environments).
  3. Professionalism and ethics, including a commitment to utmost performance quality and timeliness, respect for diversity and awareness of international issues.
  4. Desire and commitment in continuing professional development and lifelong learning.

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