About Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with Cybersecurity 

Against ever evolving cyber-threats the need to graduate students skilled in the concepts and technologies of cyber security is becoming a critical responsibility of academic institutions in order to help preserve the sovereignty of the US and her allies. It is crucial that more undergraduate majors receive education and training that deepens their conceptual and practical understanding of issues in cybersecurity. In addition to educating computer professionals, undergraduate students of all disciplines should have the opportunity to be exposed to issues regarding computer security.

South Carolina State University’s Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity (CECS) aims to address this problem of the lack of awareness and participation in Cybersecurity using a Multi-Tier Approach to Cyber Security Education, Training, and Awareness in the Undergraduate Curriculum (CSETA). South Carolina State University’s Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity located in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science serves as the focal point for all cybersecurity academic activities.


Program of Study and Faculty

The cybersecurity program is Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program titled as Computer Science with Cybersecurity (CS with Cybersecurity) is housed in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. This program is designed to introduce our majors to the important field of Cybersecurity. Most of the courses, especially the cybersecurity courses include hands-on and virtual laboratory experiences. Students completing this concentration may have better career opportunities. Students in this major are required to complete 125 credit hours to receive a BS Degree in CS with Cybersecurity. The program has seven full-time qualified faculty, one laboratory analyst, and one system administrator. 

Dr. Nikunja Swain
Chair and Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Executive Director, Center of Excellence in Cyber Security

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