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Computer Science (BS) with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity is designed around identified core knowledge areas of computer science. Students will also study foundational cybersecurity concepts. The program includes theoretical and practical approaches to prepare students entering the cybersecurity workforce or to continue their education in a professional graduate degree program.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of computer science in the following core knowledge areas:
    • Software development
    • Algorithms and data structures
    • Computer organization, hardware, and architecture
    • Data and information management
  • Describe how technological advances impact social issues and professional practice
  • Write and orally communicate technical material effectively and professionally
  • Apply problem-solving skills and the knowledge of computer science to solve problems
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the vocabulary of cybersecurity terms and phraseology
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of cybersecurity threats to IT systems
  • Describe the roles, responsibilities, and tools of a cybersecurity professional

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 120 credit hours consisting of the following:

  • 54 required credit hours
  • Applicable University Global Citizenship Program hours
  • Electives

All upper-level (3000 and above) courses must be taken at Webster University. All cybersecurity courses must be taken at Webster University.

Course Catalog (PDF versions)

All programs are HLC (Higher Learning Commission, USA) accredited. Students will receive a diploma from the USA upon graduation.