Cyber Threat Intelligence & Defense - B.S.
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The Cyber Threat Intelligence & Defense bachelor’s degree program is designed to fill a critical and growing need for cyber threat intelligence and defense personnel in the public and private sector. Students completing this curriculum should have the understanding of incident response techniques that detect, scope and respond to internal and external intelligence. This intelligence is used to enable network and system defenders to establish protocols that decrease the cyber attacker’s likelihood of success with each ensuing intrusion attempt.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to demonstrate the ability to:
- Operate and communicate effectively in working with stakeholders at all levels.
- Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
- Synthesize aspects of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities in the area of cyber operations.
- Apply current techniques, skills and tools necessary for computer and cyber practices.
- Measure the performance of security systems within an enterprise level information system infrastructure.
- Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society.
- Analyze a problem, identify possible threats, and define the computing requirements appropriate to solve cyber operations issues.
The focus of this program is to educate and train the new wave of cyber specialist that can track, analyze and counter digital security threats. This form of intelligence is a blend of physical reconnaissance and defense with modern information technology techniques. Proactive cyber defense is the direction of the future, the gathering of information about trends and behaviors of adversaries in anticipation to opposing an attack against computers and networks, is critical to mitigating operational risk.
An experiential educational experience is also offered. There are a variety of options available for students to complete the required 9-credit experience. Student may elect to add an additional 4.5 credits based upon advising and prior planning.
Upon graduation, students may be employed in cyber-related jobs ranging from manufacturing, defense, public administration, healthcare and retail trade industries.
An important component of the program’s educational experience is the general studies courses taught by the College of Arts & Sciences. Graduates are expected to show competencies in higher-order thinking, communications, ethics, global diversity, responsible citizenship and leadership.
Cyber Threat, Intelligence & Defense
A four year program leading to the bachelor of science degree
|CSIS1000||Problem Solving and Programming Concepts||4.5|
|CSIS1101||Computer Science I||4.5|
|CSIS1112||Computer Science II||4.5|
|CSIS2045||Introduction to Operating Systems||4.5|
|CYB1005||Introduction to Cyber Security Operations||4.5|
|CYB2010||Computer Architecture with Assembly Language Programming||4.5|
|CYB3011||Software Reverse Engineering||4.5|
|CYB3023||Large Scale Distributed Systems||4.5|
|CYB4010||Computer and Network Forensics||4.5|
|CYB4032||Perimeter Protection and Vulnerability Assessment||4.5|
|CYB4044||Active Cyber Defense and Countermeasures||4.5|
|ITEC2081||Network Protocols I||4.5|
|ITEC2082||Network Protocols II||4.5|
|Related Professional Studies|
|LAW2001||The Legal Environment of Business I||4.5|
|PRMG2010||Introduction to Project Management||4.5|
|Choose 9 credits from the following: *||9|
|Directed Experiential Education **|
|Technical Solutions Team I|
|Technical Solutions Team II|
|College of Engineering & Design Internship ***|
|A&S Core Experience|
|Communications Foundation Courses||13.5|
|Advanced Composition and Communication|
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, and one at the 4000 level.
|Arts and Humanities||9|
|Crisis and Controversy: A Critical Thinking Approach|
|Ethics: A Global Perspective|
One course from ART, HIST, HUM‡, LIT, or REL
|Discrete Mathematics ****|
|General Physics I|
|General Physics I Laboratory|
|Foundations of Leadership Studies|
One course from ANTH°°, ECON, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
Two courses with an EASC attribute, at least one at 3000 level or higher.
|Free Elective #|
|4.5 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university.||4.5|
Students not meeting the requirements for experiential education may take other course options with Dept. Chair and Dean approval.
Directed Experiential Education (DEE) opportunities are based on project availability with community partners and student eligibility. For more information, visit Experiential Education & Career Services (EE&CS).
Students wishing to do 13.5 credits of TECX4099 College of Engineering & Design Internship must use 4.5 credits of free elective requirements.
Students that do not place in MATH2020 Discrete Mathematics will need to take an extra course, based on placement, as a prerequisite. If needed this will count as an A&S elective.
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‡HUM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
^BIO courses are not offered in North Miami, Charlotte or Online.
¶CAD courses are only offered in Providence.
±CHM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
°PHY courses are not offered in Charlotte.
°°ANTH courses are not offered in North Miami or Charlotte.
# In addition to classes, free elective credit can be applied to a number of options such as Directed Experiential Education (DEE), Internship, Minor or Study Abroad. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to three graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact an adviser before scheduling free elective credits.
NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Basic Mathematics or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).
Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills to fulfill the graduation writing requirement. These writing skills will be assessed at the completion of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication. Students who have met the requirement of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication or ENG1027 Honors Advanced Composition and Communications: Civic Discourse outside of Johnson & Wales University must fulfill the graduation writing requirement through successful completion of ENG0001 Writing Workshop.
In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Study Abroad programs offer a variety of international options for major, minor, Arts & Sciences, and elective credit at many price points for students during the academic year and summer. Faculty-led, exchange, affiliate, and direct-enroll programs range in duration from one week to a full semester. Financial aid is applicable and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications.