Associate of Arts - Cybersecurity Concentration


English Composition
Select one of the following:6
College Composition I
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition III: Persuasive Writing
Speech Communication
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Intercultural Communication
Select one of the following:3
College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Mathematics in Society
Calculus I
Elementary Statistics
Life Science
Select one of the following:4
Natural and Physical Sciences (ND:LABSC)
Concepts of Biology
General Biology I
General Biology II
General Zoology
Introductory Chemistry
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Introduction to Earth Science
The Earth Through Time
Concepts of Physics
Introductory Astronomy
College Physics I
College Physics II
University Physics I
University Physics II
Additional Sciences (ND:SCI)
Cognition and Brain Science
Technology, Engineering, and Design
Technology Solutions for Society
Computer Science and Literacy 1
Select one of the following:3
Principles of Information Security
Introduction to Computer Information Systems 2
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Structured Programming I
Social Implications of Computer Technology 2
Discovering Computing
Humanities & Fine Arts
Select a total of 6 credits from two different prefixes:6
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Introduction to Digital Media
Art History I
Art History II
History of Craft
American Sign Language I
American Sign Language II
Oral Interpretation
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Film
Bible as Literature
Women and Literature
World Literature I
World Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Civilization, Thought, and Literary Heritage
Fine Arts and Aesthetics
Music Appreciation
Music Fundamentals
Concert Choir
Athletic Band
Concert Band
World Music
History of Popular/Rock Music
Ethics and Philosophy of Science
1st Year Spanish I
1st Year Spanish II
2nd Year Spanish I
2nd Year Spanish II
Introduction to Theatre Arts
Social Science
Select two of the following:6
Understanding Media and Social Change
Human Communication
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Human Geography
United States to 1877
United States to Present
World Civilizations to 1500
World Civilizations since 1500
Environmental History
Native American Studies
American National Government
State and Local Government
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Anthropology
Additional Requirements
Select any additional course from Mathematics, Lab Science, or Computer Science and Literacy:3
Select any additional course from the Humanities & Fine Arts or Social Science categories:3
Required Courses 1
Information Security Fundamentals Competency3
Principles of Information Security
Programming and Problem Solving Competency3
Choose one of the following courses:
Discovering Computing
Introduction to Programming in Java
Introduction to Structured Programming I
Introduction to Structured Programming II
Networks, Network Security, Information Technology Practices Competency3
Networking Fundamentals I
Social and Ethical Implications Competency3
Social Implications of Computer Technology
Specialized Topics in Cybersecurity Competency3
Ethical Hacking & Network Defense
Industry-related Experience1
Electives (CIS, CSCI, or SE) 17
Total Credits60

Total General Education 37 Hrs
Total Major Requirement 23 Hrs
Total Credits Needed to Graduate 60


Each class may only be used once within general education, required courses, and electives. Additional CIS 297 Internship credits are acceptable.


Course satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.

For degree and graduation requirements, visit degree requirements and graduation requirements.

First Year
ENGL 110 (Gen Ed)3CIS 1473
SE 1103ENGL 1253
CIS 1643Elective (CIS, CSCI, or SE prefix)3
CIS 1703Lab Science (Gen Ed)4
Humanities & Fine Arts (Gen Ed)3Social Science (Gen Ed)3
 15 16
Second Year
COMM 1103CIS 1423
CSCI 2893CIS 2971-6
Elective (CIS, CSCI, or SE prefix)3Additional Math, Lab Science, or Computer Science and Literacy (Gen Ed)3
Social Science (Gen Ed)3Humanities & Fine Arts (Gen Ed)3
Mathematics (Gen Ed)3Additional Humanities & Fine Arts or Social Science (Gen Ed)3
Elective (CIS, CSCI, or SE prefix)1-3 
 16-18 13-18
Total Credits 60-67