For more information about degree offerings from the faculty of cyber studies, visit the School of Cyber Studies webpage.
The School of Cyber Studies offers an undergraduate minor in cyber security, a Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security (B.S.Cy.S.) degree, a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in cyber security, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in cyber studies. TU’s cyber program is certified by the NSA and US Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, Research, and Cyber Operations.
What is cyber studies? The word cyber has its origins in the word cybernetics, a term used to describe the study of control systems and communications between humans and machines. We now use the word cyber as an adjective associated with activities that involve computers and computer networks. In that sense, cyber studies refers to the broader study of the Internet and its impact on society in many different fields: health, science, engineering, business, law, public policy, technology, privacy, computer security, cyber-physical systems and many others.
The mission of the School of Cyber Studies is:
- To provide the environment and educational experiences that will enable our students to achieve their educational goals, and to be successful in the workplace and/or successful in graduate school.
- To provide our students with the desire and the ability for long-term learning that will be necessary in the changing field of cyber studies.
- To provide our students with a basis for ethical behavior, conduct, and responsibility for cyber professionals.
- To conduct scholarly research in cyber studies and related fields.
- To provide professional service to the university and regional community.
Undergraduate Academic Programs
The faculty of cyber studies offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security (B.S.Cy.S.) degree.
The cyber security program educational objectives are:
- To meet employer expectations for cyber security professionals, and
- To enable graduates to pursue professional development, including advanced study, should they choose to do so.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the undergraduate program in cyber security will be able to:
- Analyze a complex computing problem and apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
- Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
- Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
- Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
- Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
- Apply security principles and practices to maintain operations in the presence of risks and threats.
Rose F. Gamble
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