Prerequisites

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

Lower Divison Requirements

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

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) or STA 2122 – Stat for Behav and Social Sci (3 credits)
  • MAC 1147 – Pre-Calculus Algebra & Trig (4 credits)
  • PHY 1000-2999 – 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)

§ 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 the Computing Field (1 credit)

 

Upper Divison 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]
  • CIS 3950 – Capstone I
  • CIS 4951 – Capstone II

Cybersecurity Electives – 9 credits

Students must complete three courses from the following list:

  • CGS 4854 – Web Site Construction and Management
  • CIS 4203 – Digital Forensics
  • CIS 4431 – IT Automation
  • CNT 4504 – Network Administration
  • CNT 4513 – Data Communication
  • CNT 4603 – System Admin and Maintenance
  • COP 4005 – Windows Programming for IT
  • COP 4655 – Mobile App. Development
  • COP 4751 – Advanced Database Management
  • COP 4813 – Web App. Programming
  • COP 4814 – Component-Based Software Dev.
  • COT 4601 – Fundamentals of Quantum Computing
  • CTS 4348 – UNIX Admin
  • CTS 4408 – Database Admin
  • CTS 4743 – Enterprise IT Troubleshooting
  • EEL 4802 – Introduction to Digital Forensics Engineering
  • EEL 4804 – Introduction Malware Reverse Engineering

Interdisciplinary Courses – 9 credits

Nine additional credits must be taken from one cognitive area outside of Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences.  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 the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences and from the other area of interest