Computer Science with Concentration in Cyber Operations, BSCS

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with Concentration in Cyber Operations focuses on the fundamentals of program design, software development, computer organization, systems and networks, theories of computation, principles of languages, and advanced algorithms and data, along with a particular focus on cyber operations.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Computer Science/Cyber Operations Major Requirements

Computer Science Overview
CS 1200Leadership Skill Development1
CS 1210Professional Development for CCIS Co-op1
Computer Science Fundamental Courses
A grade of C– or higher is required in computer science fundamental courses:
CS 1800
and CS 1802
Discrete Structures
and Seminar for CS 1800
5
or CS 1801 Recitation for CS 1800
CS 2500
and CS 2501
Fundamentals of Computer Science 1
and Lab for CS 2500
5
CS 2510
and CS 2511
Fundamentals of Computer Science 2
and Lab for CS 2510
5
CS 2800
and CS 2801
Logic and Computation
and Lab for CS 2800
5
Computer Science Required Courses
CS 3000Algorithms and Data4
CS 3500Object-Oriented Design4
CS 3650Computer Systems4
CS 3700Networks and Distributed Systems4
CS 3800Theory of Computation4
CS 4400Programming Languages4
CS 4500Software Development4
Computer Science Seminar
THTR 1170The Eloquent Presenter1
Computer Science Capstone
Complete one of the following:4-5
Artificial Intelligence
Computer Graphics
Compilers
Game Artificial Intelligence
Web Development
Research
Information Science Senior Project
Required Courses for Cyber Operations Concentration
CS 4700Network Fundamentals4
CS 4740Network Security4
CS 5770Software Vulnerabilities and Security4
CS 6710Wireless Network4
IA 5010Foundations of Information Assurance4

Supporting Courses 

Mathematics Courses
MATH 1341Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering (a grade of C– or higher is required)4
MATH 1342Calculus 2 for Science and Engineering (a grade of C– or higher is required)4
MATH 2331Linear Algebra4
MATH 3081Probability and Statistics4
Computing and Social Issues
Complete one of the following:4
Wired/Unwired: Cybercultures and Technopolitics
Cyberlaw: Privacy, Ethics, and Digital Rights
Bostonography: The City through Data, Texts, Maps, and Networks
Technology and Human Values
The 21st-Century Workplace
Environment, Technology, and Society
Computers and Society
Electrical Engineering
EECE 2160Embedded Design: Enabling Robotics4
Science Requirement
Complete two courses for one of the following sciences:10
Biology
General Biology 1
and Lab for BIOL 1111
Then complete one of the following:
General Biology 2
and Lab for BIOL 1113
Genetics and Molecular Biology
and Lab for BIOL 2301
Chemistry
General Chemistry 1
and Lab for CHEM 1211
and Recitation for CHEM 1211
General Chemistry 2
and Lab for CHEM 1214
and Recitation for CHEM 1214
Geology/Environmental Science (Option 1)
Dynamic Earth
and Lab for ENVR 1200
History of Earth and Life
and Interpreting Earth History
Geology/Environmental Science (Option 2)
Dynamic Earth
and Lab for ENVR 1200
Then complete one of the following:
Earth Materials
and Lab for ENVR 2310
Earth Landforms and Processes
and Lab for ENVR 2340
Geographic Information Systems
and Lab for ENVR 3300
Applied Hydrogeology
and Lab for ENVR 4500
Geology/Environmental Science (Option 3)
History of Earth and Life
and Interpreting Earth History
Ancient Marine Life
and Lab for ENVR 5242
Physics
Complete one of the following sequences:
Sequence A
Physics for Life Sciences 1
and Lab for PHYS 1145
Physics for Life Sciences 2
and Lab for PHYS 1147
Sequence B
Physics for Engineering 1
and Lab for PHYS 1151
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1151
Physics for Engineering 2
and Lab for PHYS 1155
and Interactive Learning Seminar for PHYS 1155
Sequence C
Physics 1
and Lab for PHYS 1161
and Recitation for PHYS 1161
Physics 2
and Lab for PHYS 1165
and Recitation for PHYS 1165

Computer Science Writing Requirement

College Writing
ENGW 1111First-Year Writing4
Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
ENGW 3302Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions4
or ENGW 3315 Interdisciplinary Advanced Writing in the Disciplines

Required General Electives

Complete five general electives.20

Major GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in all CS and IS courses

Computer Science Credit Requirement

Complete 72 semester hours in the major. Acceptable courses for this requirement include all CS courses (except Programming Design Paradigm (CS 5010)), all IS courses (except Information Science Senior Project (IS 4900)), all DS courses, and Foundations of Information Assurance (IA 5010).

NUpath Requirements Satisfied

  • Engaging with the Natural and Designed World
  • Conducting Formal and Quantitative Reasoning
  • Analyzing and Using Data
  • Writing in the First Year
  • Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
  • Writing-Intensive in the Major
  • Demonstrating Thought and Action in a Capstone

Integrating Knowledge and Skills Through Experience is satisfied through co-op.

Program Requirement

135 total semester hours required

Sample Patterns:

Four Years, Two Co-ops in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 12001CS 2510
and CS 2511
5CS 35004CS 30004
CS 1800
and CS 1802
5CS 2800
and CS 2801
5Elective4MATH 13424
CS 2500
and CS 2501
5MATH 13414  
ENGW 11114Elective4  
Elective4   
 19 18 8 8
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 38004Co-opCo-opMATH 30814
CS 36504  Elective4
Science elective with lab5   
Elective4   
CS 12101   
 18 0 0 8
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 37004Co-opCo-opScience elective with lab
CS 44004  MATH 23314
ENGW 33024   
IA 50104   
THTR 11701   
 17 0 0 4
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours  
CS 47004CS 45004  
CS 47404CS 67104  
CS 57704Computer science capstone4  
EECE 21604Computing and social issues4  
 16 16  
Total Hours: 132

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Spring/Summer 1

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 12001CS 2510
and CS 2511
5Vacation0Vacation0
CS 1800
and CS 1802
5CS 2800
and CS 2801
5  
CS 2500
and CS 2501
5Elective4  
ENGW 11114Elective4  
Elective4   
 19 18 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 35004Co-op0Co-op0Vacation0
CS 36504   
MATH 13414   
CS 12101   
Elective4   
 17 0 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 30004Co-op0Co-op0MATH 23314
CS 37004  Elective4
MATH 13424   
Science elective with lab5   
THTR 11701   
 18 0 0 8
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 38004Co-op0Co-op0MATH 30814
CS 44004  ENGW 33024
CS 47004   
Science elective with lab5   
 17 0 0 8
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
CS 47404CS 45004  
Computing and social issuesCS 57704  
IA 50104CS 67104  
EECE 21604Capstone4  
 12 16  
Total Hours: 133