Department of Technology

BS in Cyber Security

As the Internet increasingly becomes a tool in both corporate and government arenas, the need for cyber security increases as well, and with it, the need for skilled cyber security professionals. One of the fastest growing job markets, demand for cybersecurity professionals over the past five years grew 3.5 times faster than demand for other IT jobs and about 12 times faster than all other jobs. According to the Department of Labor, demand for computer security specialists will grow as businesses and government invest more heavily in cyber security to protect vital computer networks and electronic infrastructures from attack.

The B.S. degree in Cyber Security (BSCS) is relevant to the rapidly changing landscape of information security. The techniques, policies, operational procedures, and technologies that secure and defend information systems in local and more broadly based domains will be covered. Hands-on learning is an integral part of the B.S. in Cyber Security and in the Maine Cyber Security Cluster Virtual Lab. Students gain experience in combating simulated cyber security attacks and develop skills that can be applied immediately in the workplace.

The minimum number of credits required for the degree: 121

University Core curriculum requirements
     College Writing
     EYE 112 Built Environment
     Quantitative Reasoning - MAT 120 Introduction to Statistics
     Creative Expression
     Cultural Interpretation
     Socio-cultural Analysis - ECO 101 Introduction to Microeconomics or ECO 102 Introduction to Macroeconomics
     Science Exploration - PHY 101, 102 Introductory Physics with lab; PHY 111, 114 Elements of Physics I and lab; CHY 113, 114 Principles of Chemistry I with lab; or BIO 101, 102 Biological Foundations with lab
     Ethical Inquiry, Social Responsibility, and Citizenship - PHI 235 Philosophy, Social Media, and Security
     Diversity
     International
     Thematic cluster - Professional Practices Recommended
     Cluster Course 1
     Cluster Course 2
     Cluster Course 3
     Capstone - ITT 460 Capstone

Departmental Requirements: Foundational Courses
     ITP 210 Technical Writing
     ITP 230 Project Management
     ITP 250 Management Information Systems
     ITP 350 Leadership, Teambuilding, and Facilitation
     MAT 108 College Algebra
     MAT 145 Discrete Math

Departmental Requirements: Technical Courses
     ITT 181 Computer Applications and Concepts
     ITT 184 Python Programming
     ITT 200 Introduction to Cyber Security
     ITT 270 Introduction to Computer Hardware
     ITT 272 Introduction to Computer Networking
     ITT 311 Infrastructure Communication Systems
     ITT 362 Operating Systems Security
     ITT 373 Intermediate Computer Networking
     ITT 376 Network Security and Ethics
     ITT 383 Databases
     ITT 385 Integrative Programming
     ITT 413 Cyber Security II
     COS 160 Structured Programming: Java
     COS 170 Structured Programming Laboratory
     COS 161 Algorithms in Programming
     COS 285 Data Structures
     STH 440 Internship

Technical Electives (COS or ITT recommended; 9 credits)

General Electives (6 credits)