Computer Science BS/MS in Cyber Security Accelerated Program

A student in the BS in CS program needs to apply for the accelerated program by the end of the semester prior to the senior year. The admission standard to the Accelerated Program should be consistent with the MS in Cyber Security program. Students in the accelerated program should meet the program requirements of both BS in CS and MS in Cyber Security programs.

  • Major in Computer Science
  • Completion of 60 credit hours of undergraduate course work
  • Have and maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • Obtain permission from the Director of Cyber Security to take the required graduate courses as an undergraduate. In addition to the normal courses in the BSCS, students are also required to take CST 301 COMPUTER NETWORKING as part of their undergraduate degree.
  • Upon completion of the Computer Science BS, apply to the MS in Cyber Security program under the normal admission process.

The student will take the following three MS in Cyber Security graduate courses as part of the Computer Science BS. All of the courses will be applied toward the MS in Cyber Security degree once the student is admitted to the MS in Cyber Security program.

Graduate Courses


 Your degree map is a general guide suggesting courses to complete each term on the academic pathway to your degree. It is based on the most current scheduling information from your academic program. Your program’s degree map is reviewed annually and updated as schedules change (although you retain the same course requirements as long as you are continuously enrolled in your degree program).

Always work closely with your academic advisor to understand curriculum requirements and scheduling, as each student’s academic plan can look slightly different.

Year 1
FallCredit HoursSpringCredit Hours
ENG 1013ENG 1023
FYS 1011MATH 2173
MATH 1213CST 1504
Social Science #13Ideas of Social Justice3
Humanities #13MATH 1223
BIOL 111 or 11224 
 17 16
Year 2
FallCredit HoursSpringCredit Hours
CST 2504CST 2613
MATH 2453CST 2803
COMM 1013MATH 2463
Physical Science23Humanities #23
 Social Science #23
 13 15
Year 3
FallCredit HoursSpringCredit Hours
CST 3723CST 3333
CST 3013General Elective13
CST 3173Social Science #33
MATH 2315Experiential Learning #133
 General Elective13
 14 15
Year 4
FallCredit HoursSpringCredit Hours
CST 3483CST 378, 394, or 39943
CSIA 4013CSIA 4513
CSIA 4383General Elective13
General Elective13Humanities #33
General Elective13General Elective13
 15 15
Year 5
FallCredit HoursSpringCredit Hours
CST 4753CSIA 4113
CST 4573CSIA 4093
CSIA 4853CSIA 4993
 CST 4673
 9 12
Total Credit Hours 141

Or course towards an optional Minor.


One Natural Science course must have a lab and one must come from BIOL.


Experiential Learning class must be 200/300 level. Satisfies CORE Experiential Learning requirement.


If student selects CST 394 COMPUTER SCIENCE INTERNSHIP, student will need to replace an Elective with an Experiential Learning course at the 200/300 level.