BS in Cybersecurity

Program Requirements 

A minimum total of 120 credit hours is required for the BS in cybersecurity program. All courses with an AC, CS or ENGT prefix require that prerequisites courses have to be completed with a grade of C- or better. In addition to meeting the requirements of the WSU General Education Program and the requirements of the College of Engineering, students in the BS in cybersecurity program must take the following courses:

Course Title Hours
College/Program Requirements
FYET 102AFirst-Year Seminar: Introduction to Technology and Innovation 1,23
PSY 111General Psychology 23
PSY 323Social Psychology 23
PSY 405Human Factors Psychology3
PHIL 125Introductory Logic3
PHIL 354Ethics and Computers 23
Mathematical/Natural Sciences
MATH 123College Trigonometry 23
ECON 201Principles of Macroeconomics 23
MATH 231Discrete Math3
STAT 370Elementary Statistics3
PHYS 213
General College Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
Major Courses
AC 121Cybersecurity Awareness3
AC 201Introductory Design Project 11
AC 222Applied Computing Fundamentals3
AC 301Junior Project2
AC 321Applied Networking3
AC 322Applied Programming and Scripting3
AC 324Applied Web Applications and Database Development3
AC 326Cyber Operations4
AC 352Competitive Ethical Hacking3
AC 363Human Threats to Cybersecurity3
AC 401Senior Project I3
AC 402Senior Project II3
AC 461Digital Forensics3
AC 462Cyber Physical Systems4
AC 463Cyber Risk Management3
AC 464Web Application Security3
ENGR 220Applied Analog and Digital Electronics3
Technical Electives
Select 23 credit hours. At least 9 out of the 23 credit hours must be from the College of Engineering. Up to 2 credit hours of co-op can be used as nondepartmental technical electives.23
Visual Technologies
Introduction to Multimedia
Communication Analysis and Criticism
Introduction to GIS
Business Software: Excel
Emergency Management
Border Security
Legal Issues in Homeland Security
Cyber Security
Physical Security
Intelligence Process
Special Topics
Immigration Policy and Politics
The History of U.S. Homeland Security
Jihadist Terrorism
Insider Threat: Identification, Mitigation, Deterrence and Prevention
Risk Assessment
Cognitive Psychology
Psychology of Personality
Introduction to Programming
and Prob Slv/Prog Lab
Object-Oriented Programming
and Object-Oriented Programming Lab
Data Structures
and Data Structures Lab I
Special Topics in Computer Science
Introduction to Digital Design
and Introduction to Digital Design Lab
Accessible Design
The Engineer as Leader
The Engineer as Leader Honors
Game Design Concepts
Game Technology and Coding I
Game Technology and Coding II
Principles of Management
Database Management Systems
Systems Analysis and Design
Fundamentals of Cloud Computing
Management of the IS Function
Web Design and Analytics
Other General Education Courses 3
Additional Foundation Courses 49
Divisional Fine Arts Course3
Total Credit Hours120

All first-year college students must take FYET 102A within their first two semesters. Non-freshmen students transferring into the program, who have not taken the First-Year Seminar course, will need to take ENGR 205 instead of AC 201.


May count as a general education course.


See the requirements of the WSU General Education program.


MATH 111 or MATH 112. MATH 131 is not accepted by the program.

Applied Learning

Students in the BS in cybersecurity are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from the program. The requirement can be met by completing the final three courses in the project design experience consisting of  AC 301, AC 401 and AC 402.