Degree Requirements and Illustrative Program of Study
For further information, view the University’s Degrees, Core Requirements, and Credits section of the most recent Bulletin.
The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity is a focused undergraduate education program in cyber defense and operations. This program is designed for students who wish to help meet the challenges posed by increasing cyber-threats. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the program is designed to provide students with a focused education for evaluating, understanding, and solving cybersecurity problems.
The program is designed to satisfy the requirements laid out by the National Security Agency for the Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations program that was awarded to MSU in 2013, as well as the Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education originally awarded to MSU in 2001.
Students in this program will be prepared to serve in the government or industry as cybersecurity engineers, either on the defensive side or operations side. Students will have the skills to move into these jobs with little or no additional training. Additionally, students in this program will be prepared to continue pursuit of a M.S. in Computer Science with a concentration in cybersecurity, or a M.S. in Cyber Security and Operations. MSU is one of only few schools in the country qualified to offer this degree with both defensive and offensive capability, and uniquely qualified in the southeast United States.