Academic Catalog

Cybersecurity, Bachelor of Science

General Education Courses
I. Communication
ENGL U101Composition I3
ENGL U102Composition II3
SPCH U201Foundations in Oral Communication3
II. Mathematics, Logic & Natural Sciences 1
Mathematics: 2,3
MATH U141Calculus I4
MATH U142Calculus II4
Natural Science (w/ lab):
Select two of the following:8
Introductory Biology I
and Introductory Biology I Lab
Introductory Biology II
and Introductory Biology II Lab
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Lab
General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis
and General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis Lab
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab
III. Information Technology
Information Technology: 1
CSCI U138Introduction to Computer Technology (Information Technology:) 23
or CSCI U150 Introduction to Computer Science
IV. Fine Arts, Humanities & History
Fine Arts:
Select one of the following:3
African American Culture
Introduction to Art
History of Western Art: Prehistory - Middle Ages
History of Western Art: Renaissance - Modern
Introduction to Music
History of American Popular Music
Introduction to Theatre Art
Fundamentals in Acting
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to World History I
Introduction to World History II
History of the United States to 1877
History of the United States from 1865
V. Foreign Language & Culture
Foreign Language:
Select one of the following: 43
American Sign Language I
Introductory French I
Introductory German I
Introductory Spanish I
VI. Social & Behavioral Sciences
Social & Behavioral Science:
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to African American Studies
Understanding Other Cultures
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Geography
American National Government
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Interpersonal Communication
Leadership Development I
Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies
VII. General Education Electives
Select any approved general education course or courses6
Core Major Requirements 2,5
CSCI U200Computer Science I3
CSCI U210Computer Organization3
CSCI U236Python Programming3
or CSCI U238 C++ Programming
CSCI U300Computer Science II3
CSCI U321Computer Science III3
CSCI U355Digital Forensics3
CSCI U375Introduction to Cybersecurity3
CSCI U412Introduction to Computer Networks and Security3
CSCI U455Computer Security3
CSCI U511Operating Systems3
CSCI U570Network Security3
CSCI U575Applied Cybersecurity3
CSCI U599Computer Science Senior Seminar3
Major Electives 2
Select six of the following, totaling at least 18 credits:18
Independent Study
Design and Analysis of Algorithms
E-Business Web Application Development
Applied Cryptography
Directed Research
Topics in Computer Science
Advanced Networking
Wireless Networks
Distributed and Network Programming
Database System Design
Database Implementation, Application and Administration
Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
Programming Language Structures
Software Engineering
Advanced Computer Security and Information Assurance
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Supporting Courses 2
MATH U174Elements of Discrete Mathematics3
Electives 6
Select electives sufficient to reach 120 credit hours.14
Total Hours120

Students must complete all courses in this category even if they have earned an Associate's degree.


A minimum grade of C is required in each course indicated.


For MATH U141 Calculus I students must satisfy prerequisites by a score of 3 or better on AP Calculus AB, math placement exam, or passing MATH U126 Precalculus I and MATH U127 Precalculus II with a grade of C or better.


The minimum acceptable level of competency is completion of the 101 level of a language. Students who place into the 102 or higher level of a language satisfy the language requirement but will have additional hours in general education electives, if hours are required by their degree program.


At least 15 credit hours of Core Major Requirements must be completed at USC Upstate.


UNIV U101 The Student in the University is recommended for the first semester course.