Cybersecurity (B.S.)


FIU launches new bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity

Flowchart (Effective August 2020)

Plan of Study

Prerequisites

All students must have completed the following courses (or equivalent) prior to starting the BS in Information Technology program.


Lower Division Requirements

Students must complete the following courses as part of their course work, preferably during the first 60 credits:

Prerequisite Courses
    • PSY 2012 – Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
    • ECO 2013 – Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
    • STA 2023* – Stat for Business and Economics (3 credits)
    • MAC 1147 – Pre-Calculus Algebra & Trig (4 credits)
    • PHY 2053 – Physics without Calculus I (or Any Physics course) (3-5 credits)
    • MAD 2104§ – Discrete Mathematics (3 credits)
    • CGS 1540 – Introduction to Databases for All (3 credits
    • COP 2270 – Secure C Programming for Engineers (3 credits)
    • COP 2250 – Programming in Java (3 credits)

* STA 2023 may be replaced with STA-2122 or STA-3111.
§ MAD 2104 may be replaced with COT 3100.

Required Courses

Courses Required for the Degree: (students admitted with less than 55 credits)

  • CGS 1920 – Introduction to Computing (1 credit)

Upper Division Requirements

At least 50% of the upper division credits required for the BS in Cybersecurity must be taken at FIU.

Courses Required for the Degree – 33 credits

  • CEN 3721– Human Computer Interaction (3 credits)
  • CGS 3095 – Technology in the Global Arena–GL (3 credits)
  • CGS 3767 – Computer Operating Systems (3 credits)
  • CGS 4285 – Applied Computer Networking (3 credits)
  • CIS 4365 – Enterprise Cybersecurity (3 credits)
  • CNT 4182 – Mobile & IoT Security (3 credits)
  • CNT 4403 – Computing & Network Security (3 credits)
  • COP 3804 – Intermediate Java (3 credits)
  • COP 4703 – Information Storage & Retrieval (3 credits)
  • ENC 3249 – Professional and Technical Writing for Computing (3 credits) [taught by English Department]
  • IDS 4918 – Capstone VIP Project (3 credits)

 

Cybersecurity Electives – 9 credits

Students must complete three courses from the list of electives maintained by SCIS.

Interdisciplinary Courses – 9 credits

Nine additional credits must be taken from one cognitive area outside SCIS.  For example, 9 credits within a minor or certificate meets this requirement. Find minors and certificates in the FIU Undergraduate Catalog at https://catalog.fiu.edu/. When there is no minor or certificate in the area of the student’s interest, a set of courses can be created with the approval of advisers from SCIS and from the other area of interest

 

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