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The Departments of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics, and Computer Sciences jointly offer the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity (B.S. in CYB). The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology houses and administers the CYB Program.
The B.S. in Cybersecurity is a social science based B.S. major, providing students with the knowledge and practical skills of computer crime, information systems solutions, proper seizure and recovery of computer evidence. Furthermore, the CYB program focuses on understanding criminal cyber-criminal behaviors, preventing cybercrimes, as well as understanding cyber laws governing prosecuting and punishing cybercriminals. More specifically, students will learn:
The B.S. in Cybersecurity program emphasizes hands-on learning experience for its students. Graduates of the program would be job-ready to enter cybersecurity careers.
The B.S. in Cybersecurity program offers daytime, evening, online, and hybrid classes. The flexible course delivery accommodates full-time as well as part time students who are busy working professionals with competing commitments.
The B.S. in Cybersecurity tailors its content and pedagogy to students broadly trained in social/behavioral science and computer information systems as well as computer science. Its curriculum combines the knowledge of combating cybercrime, skills to analyze and manage cyber threats and security, theoretical and analytical comprehension of criminal behavior. Thus, it will respond to rapidly changing cyber workforce requirements.
Arts & Humanities (6 credits)
Written Communication (6 credits)
Oral Communication (3 credits)
Quantitative Literacy (3 credits)
Social & Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)
Multicultural Graduation Requirement (3 credits)
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Unrestricted Electives: The total number of unrestricted electives must be sufficient to meet the University’s minimum requirement to graduate: 120 credit hours.
CYB Elective: Any CYB/CJC course not required for the major.
NOTE: This is a standard list; some courses may or may not be offered each semester, and this list is subject to change without notice.
Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Cybersecurity program has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyberdefense by the National Security Agency. The designation brings with it more opportunities for professional relationships and funding for students, helping them to better prepare for careers in a field where they are desperately needed. “There are about 590,000 unfilled cyber jobs in the U.S., and about 20,000 of those jobs are in Colorado,” said Richard Mac Namee, director of the Cybersecurity Center at MSU Denver.
C3 is an extracurricular, voluntary club that prepares students to achieve professional, industry recognized certifications. These clubs will be instructor led and delivered in the Cybersecurity Multi-Use Training Environment (C-MUTE) which includes the Cyber Range and at significantly discounted rates. Our undergraduate and graduate cybersecurity programs provide robust theory and general education. C3 complements them by providing students with hands on experience and professionally recognized certifications that are very attractive to employers. The roadmap outlined below was created with crosswalks in mind. This ensures students are taking certifications while they are covering the same content in the classroom. These clubs are stand alone. If you are entering the program with credits or transferring to the program, you are still encouraged to join C3. Pricing and registration details will be announced shortly.
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Senate Bill 86 provides scholarship awards to attract and benefit students who major in the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Cybersecurity (CYB) at MSU Denver.
$1500 will be awarded in the Spring for the 2023-2024 academic year.
*Limited scholarships awarded, please apply early*
Applicants must be a declared major in Cybersecurity (B.S.), be a full-time student (enrolled in 12 or more credit hours) and have a GPA of 3.0 (cumulative).
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