Degree Planning

The BAS Cybersecurity degree prepares graduates to monitor and maintain system security solutions, including legal, regulatory and internal compliance solutions. Graduates will be able to translate security policy into technical architectures. In addition, this program prepares students for system administration tasks which include interoperation, automation, virtualization and storage.

Program Requirements

The 2023-24 catalog information provides degree requirements for students who are admitted into the program Fall 2023, Winter 2024 or Spring 2024, and include the core technical and general education courses. For course information, learning outcomes and program eligibility view the current course catalog requirements.

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Current students should follow the catalog requirements of the academic year they started on the program unless advised otherwise. If you have any questions regarding the courses on your education plan please reach out to the program manager.

  • Elective credits can be fulfilled by any transferable college level credits not used for general education or program prerequisites (commonly fulfilled from courses in AA degree)
  • Refer to the AAS-DTA transfer list of courses to satisfy Natural Science, Humanities and 200-Level Social Science requirements
  • Old technical and math credits (past five years) cannot be applied to this degree
  • Students completing the Information Technology, AAS-T will have all program prerequisites to be eligible for the BAS
  • Students admitted into the BAS program Fall 2021, Winter 2022 or Spring 2022 should follow the degree requirements for 2021-22 academic year

Still have questions? Students can find answers to many of their questions on our Cybersecurity FAQ page.

Program Changes

Degree requirements can experience curriculum changes every academic year. Click on the dropdowns below to view the latest degree requirement changes.

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  • 2023-24 BAS admission now requires IT 231 and any two courses from the following options below 10 CR:
    • CS 210, CS 211, CS 212, DEV 110, DEV 111, DEV 113, DEV 120, DEV 128, IT 234, IT 241 (IT 231 and IT 241 must be taken together)

  • NSCOM 201 = Now IT 211
  • NSCOM 202 = Now IT 212
  • NSCOM 203 = Now IT 213
  • NSCOM 231 = Now IT 231
  • NSCOM 235/240 = Now IT 234/241
  • ISIT 300 = Now DEV 300
  • ISIT 312 = Now DEV 312
  • ISIT 305 = Now SEC 305
  • ISIT 344 = Now SEC 344
  • ISIT 350 = Now SEC 350
  • ISIT 440 = Now SEC 440
  • ISIT 444 = Now SEC 444
  • ISIT 450 = Now SEC 450
  • ISIT 452 = Now SEC 452
  • ISIT 454 = Now SEC 454
  • ISIT 490 = Now SEC 490
  • ISIT 491 = Now SEC 491

Permission Codes

Students may need permission codes in order to get registered for one or more of the following reasons:

  • Overriding a required course prerequisite (if permitted by instructor and/or program manager)
  • Taking upper division classes prior to being admitted into a BAS program
  • Registering for capstone courses
  • System errors (review common registration errors first)
  • When attempting late registration

Students can request permission codes by contacting Rod Pascual. Depending on the situation students may need to obtain instructor permission first or upload unofficial transcripts to verify prerequisites of transfer courses.

Example Course Schedule

Schedule is subject to change. Admitted students will work with program manager to get a customized education plan. If students are unable to follow their education plan, they should contact the program manager to update. *Some courses are only offered once a year. 

Capstone Projects vs. Experiential Learning (Internships)

Bachelor’s students will complete either a final capstone project or an internship in their final quarters. Capstone gives students the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned throughout the program and work in settings relevant to their future employment plans. It also allows students to graduate with a project, which can be highlighted on their resume/portfolio for future employers.

If students find an internship in their area of study that meets the qualifications for EXPRL 490/491 this may be taken in place of SEC 490/491 (capstone classes). The internship must be approved by the program chair prior to starting. Learn more information on capstone vs. internship options.

Last Updated March 5, 2024