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Concentration in cybersecurity

If a student opts to do a concentration they usually do so in their junior year. Students will need to contact their advisor to add the concentration and to discuss the requirements. Students will then be placed into a new plan code that corresponds with the chosen concentration. The concentration will appear on the transcript once the graduation requirements are met.

Concentration in cybersecurity

The goal of this concentration is to provide students the knowledge, skills and the advanced development capability in science and engineering for cybersecurity, including computer and network security, software security, data and information security, applied cryptography and computer forensics. Students will have a competitive advantage to pursue graduate study in related research areas or to secure employment. There are also a number of competitive scholarships available with this program. See for details. See catalog description.

Cybersecurity concentration requirements

A minimum of 15 credits with a “C” or higher in cybersecurity and related areas are required.

Required Courses

CSE 365: Information Assurance (3) – REQUIRED

Select three Cybersecurity courses:

  1. CSE 466: Computer Systems Security (3) – offered in Fall term
  2. CSE 468: Computer Network Security (3) – offered in Fall term
  3. CSE 467: Data and Information Security (3)- offered in Spring term
  4. CSE 469: Computer and Network Forensics (3)- offered in Spring term
  5. CSE 494: Artificial Intelligence for Cybersecurity (3) – varied offerings

Elective Courses

1.  CSE 434 will be the elective.  It is already required as part of the CSE degree.

In addition, students are encouraged to complete a project in cybersecurity in their capstone courses (CSE 423/424).