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Courses for a Degree in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity focuses on protecting computer systems and other technology from hackers, theft, and damage.

For this major you’ll take lots of cybersecurity classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in cybersecurity.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in cybersecurity:

Cybersecurity Courses:

  • Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • Cybersecurity Engineering
  • Networking Hardware
  • Digital Forensics
  • Programming and Problem Solving
  • Criminal Procedures
  • Malware Analytics
  • Organization of Data
  • Security and Risk Analysis
  • Computer Ethics and Privacy
  • Secure Software Design
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Information System Threats, Attacks and Defenses
  • Cybersecurity Policy and Law
  • Cyber Warfare

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology