BS in Cybersecurity
The BS in Cybersecurity program aims to provide students with knowledge and skills to secure network, systems, and data, plan and develop security solutions, and perform analysis to obtain insights on vulnerabilities, and security incidents. This program also provides students with a computing and quantitative background. In addition, one of the unique features of SC State’s program is the focus on securing the Internet of Things (IoT) and cyber-physical systems which are foundational for critical infrastructure. Graduates of the proposed program can pursue careers such as information security analysts, cybersecurity engineers, penetration testers, and digital forensics analysts.
The target audience for the program include (a) current students from the BS Computer Science with Cybersecurity concentration, (b) high school graduates, (c) transfer students from technical colleges, and (d) non-traditional students such as military and working adults.
The program supports South Carolina State University’s mission of preparing “highly skilled, competent and socially aware graduates to enable them to work and live productively in a dynamic, and global society.” Through diverse and robust coursework focusing on advanced cybersecurity skills such as penetration testing, digital forensics, malware analysis as well as knowledge and skills of cutting-edge technologies such as data analytics and IoT/cyber-physical systems, the program will enable students to excel in a competitive work environment.