Cybersecurity, Bachelor of Science

Cybersecurity (CYBR) is an emerging, rapidly expanding science that addresses problems in the fundamental understanding of the design, development, implementation and life cycle support of secure information systems. The need for secure information systems has become a paramount concern as the computer-enabled, internet-connected, digital-based global society of the 21st century continues to emerge. The lack of adequately secure information systems has been cited as one of the likely impediments to the emergence of the digital society.

Student Groups

NULLify is UNO’s student-led computer security group. It meets every Monday at 7 pm in UNO’s Secure Technology Education and Awareness Lab (STEAL) 1 or 2 located in the Peter Kiewit Institute, room 361 or 350.

Visit NULLify on Facebook at nullifyuno.

http://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-information-science-and-technology/school-of-interdisciplinary-informatics/student-involvement/index.php

Writing in the Discipline

All UNO students are required to take a writing in the discipline course within their major. Information Assurance degree students must take CIST 3000.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for a Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity (BSIA). Thirty of the last 36 hours must be University of Nebraska at Omaha courses. Registering for courses without having taken the stated prerequisites could result in administrative withdrawal.

To obtain a BSIA, a student must fulfill the University, College and Departmental requirements. Some courses may satisfy requirements in more than one area, but credit is awarded only once, thereby reducing the total number of credit hours for the degree to 120. (This total does not include prerequisites.)

46 hours of University General Education courses (15 hours of which can be satisfied by courses in the required areas below)31
9 hours of College of IS&T Core courses9
8 hours of Mathematics courses8
21 hours of Computer Science Core courses21
30 hours of Cybersecurity Core courses30
9 hours of Cybersecurity Elective courses9
6 hours of Co-Requisite Political Science courses6
6 hours of elective/prerequisite courses6
Total Credits120
Prerequisite / Free Electives
Select one of the following:3-4
COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES
and COMPUTER SCIENCE PRIINCIPLES LABORATORY 1
INTRODUCTION TO WEB DEVELOPMENT
College of IS&T Core Courses for CYBR Majors
CIST 1400INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE I3
CIST 2100ORGANIZATIONS, APPLICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY 23
CIST 3110INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ETHICS 33
Mathematics Courses
MATH 1950CALCULUS I5
MATH 2030DISCRETE MATHEMATICS3
or CSCI 2030 MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
Computer Science Core Courses
CSCI 1620INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE II3
CYBR 2250LOW-LEVEL PROGRAMMING3
CSCI 3320DATA STRUCTURES3
CSCI 3550COMMUNICATION NETWORKS3
CSCI 3710INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL DESIGN AND COMPUTER ORGANIZATION3
CSCI 4350COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE3
CSCI 4500OPERATING SYSTEMS3
Cybersecurity Core Courses
CYBR 1100INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SECURITY 43
CYBR 3570CRYPTOGRAPHY3
CYBR 3350SECURITY ADMINISTRATION - LINUX3
CYBR 3370SECURITY ADMINISTRATION - WINDOWS3
CYBR/CIST 3600INFORMATION SECURITY, POLICY AND AWARENESS3
CYBR 4360FOUNDATIONS OF INFORMATION ASSURANCE3
CYBR/CSCI 4380COMPUTER AND NETWORK FORENSICS3
CYBR 4450HOST-BASED VULNERABILITY DISCOVERY3
CYBR 4460NETWORK-BASED VULNERABILITY DISCOVERY3
CYBR 4580CERTIFICATION AND ACCREDITATION OF SECURE SYSTEMS (CAPSTONE)3
Cybersecurity Elective Courses
Select 9 hours from the following:9
COMPUTER SECURITY MANAGEMENT
INTERNSHIP IN INFORMATION ASSURANCE
SPECIAL TOPICS IN INFORMATION ASSURANCE (to CYBRE 4980)
QUANTUM COMPUTING AND CRYPTOGRAPHY
INDUSTRIAL CONTROL SYSTEM SECURITY
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN INFORMATION ASSURANCE
MANAGING THE DATABASE ENVIRONMENT
INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT
DISTRIBUTED TECHNOLOGIES AND SYSTEMS
PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES
NUMBER THEORY & CRYPTOGRAPHY
INTRODUCTION SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
INTERNET SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT
Co -Requisite: Political Science Courses 6
PSCI 4250INTELLIGENCE AND NATIONAL SECURITY3
PSCI 4260INTERNATIONAL LAW3
Total Credits92-93
1

NOTE: CSCI 1200 and CSCI 1204 count toward the Natural and Physical Sciences requirement.

2

NOTE: CIST 2100 counts toward Social Science requirement.

3

NOTE: CIST 3110 counts toward Humanities requirement.

4

NOTE:  CYBR 1100 counts toward Global Diversity requirement.

Minor Offered