Cybersecurity - Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology

Degree

Bachelors of Applied Science (BAS)

Overview

A degree in Cybersecurity prepares students to work in any IT department infrastructure team as well as in any Security Operations, Risk Assessment, or Penetration Testing roles.  Students learn all the foundational Information Technology skills including networking, cloud infrastructure, Linux and Windows administration. Students will also learn how to analyze network traffic, design and configure secure network infrastructures, as well as various skills that would be needed to conduct penetration tests on a corporate network. Cybersecurity touches all aspects of a business, from physical security of the building, all the way to network infrastructure and wireless design and configuration best-practices. Students who learn to design, build, and manage network infrastructures will need to be current and educated on the many ways to keep networks, intellectual property and other proprietary data safe and secure.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for a student with a degree in Cybersecurity exist in any business.  Cybersecurity touches all aspects of a business.  Software programs need to be designed and written with security in mind, network administrators need to understand how to build secure networks, and senior executives need to understand the value of hiring people who can keep their corporate secrets safe and secure.  Common job titles include Security Analyst, Risk Analyst, Penetration Tester, Network Administrator, Digital Forensics Analyst, Security Auditor, etc.  Advancement opportunities and pay increase with experience.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the degree, successful graduates will be able to:

  • Design and configure a secure network infrastructure using multiple cyber-defense technologies and best-practices, including firewalls and IDS systems
  • Explain Cryptography and Cryptanalysis
  • Design, configure, and monitor a Security Operations Center infrastructure
  • Use current Penetration Testing tools and methods to test the defenses of a network infrastructure
  • Explain best-practices of Digital Forensics

Course Requirements

Students are responsible to examine the course description of each course listed below for details of prerequisites, which must be satisfied before registering for the course.

Religion

Religion Cornerstone Courses

Complete each of the following
Course NumberTitleCredits
REL 200The Eternal Family (Cornerstone)

2 credits

REL 225Foundations of the Restoration (Cornerstone)

2 credits

REL 250Jesus Christ & His Everlasting Gospel (Cornerstone)

2 credits

REL 275Teachings & Doctrine of The Book of Mormon (Cornerstone)

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:8

Religion Electives

Complete three additional religion courses
Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 14

College and Career Success

Complete both of the following
Course NumberTitleCredits
CAR 101College Success

1 credit

BAP 115Excel and Introduction to Technology

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:2

Total Credit Hours: 2

Internship

Choose one of the following
Course NumberTitleCredits
CAR 499Internship

1-3 credits

IT 499IT Internship

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:1-3

*CAR 299 may be used as an equivalent; speak with an advisor to know which option is best for you

General Education

Program Required General Education

Course NumberTitleCredits
COMM 122Interpersonal Communications

3 credits

MAT 252Statistics

3 credits

ENG 101Introduction to College Writing

3 credits

ENG 301Technical Writing

3 credits

HIST 175History of Technology in the United States

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Distribution Areas

Course NumberTitleCredits

Fine Arts

Students must complete one of the following courses: 
Course NumberTitleCredits
ART 101Survey of Art History

3 credits

ART 110Survey of Visual & Performing Arts

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3
 

Physical Sciences

Students must complete one of the following courses:
Course NumberTitleCredits
GEO 111Physical Geology, Online

3 credits

PS 120Introduction to Physical Geography

3 credits

PS 140Introduction to Physical Sciences

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Life Sciences

Students must complete one of the following courses:
Course NumberTitleCredits
LS 103Nutrition and Health

3 credits

LS 265Anatomy & Physiology

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:3-4

LS 265 is for Medical Assisting student only

 

Social Sciences

Students must complete one of the following courses:
Course NumberTitleCredits
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3 credits

BUS 301Principles of Management

3 credits

ECON 161Microeconomics

3 credits

ECON 162Economic Principles and Problems-Macro, Online

3 credits

GEOG 130World Political Geography

3 credits

PSYCH 101Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

SOC 111Introduction to Sociology, Online

3 credits

SS 160Leadership & Human Behavior

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

General Education Student Choice

Students must complete one additional course from one of the following areas: (3-4 credits)

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:3-4
  • American Institutions Distribution courses (3 credit hours)
  • Fine Arts Distribution courses (3 credit hours)
  • Humanities Distribution courses (3 credit hours)
  • Life Sciences Distribution courses (3 credit hours)
  • Physical Sciences Distribution courses (3 credit hours)
  • Social Sciences Distribution courses (3 credit hours)
  • Math courses: Math 110 or higher (3-4 credit hours)

Total Credit Hours: 30-31

IT Core Courses

 

Certificate 1: Technical Support Engineer Certificate

Course NumberTitleCredits

Course NumberTitleCredits
CAR 201Career Success

1 credit

CS 105Introduction to Programming

3 credits

IT 102PC Hardware Technician

3 credits

IT 125Introduction to Information Technology

3 credits

IT 235Cloud Server Administration

3 credits

IT 255Networking Fundamentals

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

IT Fundamentals Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits

Course NumberTitleCredits
IT 143Database Design and Analysis

3 credits

IT 160Cloud Computing Essentials

3 credits

IT 210Linux Fundamentals

3 credits

IT 280Python Programming

3 credits

IT 312Cybersecurity Foundations

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15
 

Cybersecurity Core and Upper-division Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
CS 160Agile Project Management

3 credits

IT 316Computer Architecture

3 credits

IT 320Cybersecurity Risk Analysis & Policy

3 credits

IT 322Penetration Testing

3 credits

IT 325Cybersecurity Infrastructure Design and Strategy

3 credits

IT 350Network Configuration & Design

3 credits

IT 352Advanced Networking

3 credits

IT 420Red Teaming Strategies Lab

3 credits

IT 424Digital Forensics and Incident Response

3 credits

IT 426Digital Cryptography

3 credits

IT 429SOC Operations

3 credits

IT ELECIT Upper Elective 9 credits

9 credits

Total Credit Hours:42

Total Credit Hours: 120

Graduation Requirements

1. Minimum of 120 total semester credit hours as outlined
2. Grade of C or higher in all program-specific courses
3. Cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher

4. Complete a minimum of 40 credit hours of upper-division classes (>300 level)

 

 

Recommended Sequence of Courses

 

Individual student circumstances, such as the need for a smaller course load or the number of preparatory English or Math courses a student must take, may require additional semesters to complete the program. Please see a student success advisor to create a graduation plan.

 

First Semester

CAR 101, College Success, 1 credit
BAP 115, Excel and Introduction to Technology, 1 credit
ENG 101, Introduction to College Writing, 3 credits
IT 102, PC Hardware Technician, 3 credits

IT 125, Introduction to Information Technology, 3 credits
REL, Religion, 2 credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours: 13

Second Semester

CS 105, Introduction to Programming, 3 credits

ENG 201, Intermediate College Writing, 3 credits
IT 235, Windows Server Fundamentals, 3 credits
IT 255, Networking Fundamentals, 3 credits
Math pre-req, if required, please meet with advisor
REL, Religion, 2 credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours: 14

Third Semesters

COMM 122, Interpersonal Communications, 3 credits

IT 143, Database Design and Analysis, 3 credits
IT 210, Linux Fundamentals, 3 credits
IT 312, Cybersecurity Fundamentals, 3 credits

REL, Religion, 2 credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours: 14

Fourth Semester

IT 160, Cloud Computing Essentials, 3 credits

IT 280, Python Programming, 3 credits

IT 350, Network Configuration & Design, 3 credits

MAT 252, Statistics, 3 credits

REL, Religion, 2 credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours: 14

Fifth Semester

IT 316, Computer Architecture, 3 credits

IT 320, Cybersecurity Risk Analysis & Policy, 3 credits
IT 352, Advanced Networking, 3 credits
GE Elective, Select from American Institutions list, 3 credits
REL, Religion, 2 credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours:14

Sixth Semester

CS 160, Agile Project Management, 3 credits

IT Elective, Choose any unused 300 or 400 level IT course, 3 credits
GE Elective, Select from Fine Arts list, 3 credits

GE Elective, Select from Social Sciences list, 3 credits

REL, Religion, 2 credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours: 14

Seventh Semester

IT 322, Penetration Testing, 3 credits

IT 424, Digital Forensics, 3 credits
IT 429, SOC Operations, 3 credits
GE Elective, Select from Life Science List, 3 credits
REL, Religion, 2 credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours: 14

Eighth Semester

IT 325, Cybersecurity Infrastructure Design and Strategy, 3 credits

IT 420, Red Teaming Strategies, 3 credits

IT 426, Digital Cryptography, 3 credits

IT Elective, Choose any unused 300 or 400 level IT course, 3 credits

IT 429, SOC Operations, 3 credits

Total Minimum Semester Hours: 12

Ninth Semester

CAR 201, Career Success, 1 credit

IT Elective, Choose any unused 300 or 400 level IT course, 3 credits

GE Elective, Select from Physical Science list,3 credits
GE Elective, Student Choice (See current GE List), 3 credits

Internship, Choose one: IT 499, or CAR 499, 1 credit
Total Minimum Semester Hours: 11

Total Cybersecurity – (BAS) in Information Technology Degree Minimum Credit Hours 120