Cyber Security BS/MS Computer Science Accelerated Program

A student in the BS in Cyber Security 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 Computer Science program. Students in the accelerated program should meet the program requirements of both BS in Cyber Security and MS in Computer Science programs.

  • Major in Cyber Security
  • 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 Computer Science to take the required graduate courses as an undergraduate. In addition to the normal courses in the BSCSIA, students are also required to take CST 280 INTRODUCTION TO ALGORITHMS as part of their undergraduate degree.
  • Upon completion of the BS in Cyber Security, apply to the MS in Computer Science program under the normal admission process.

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

Graduate Courses:

Year 1
FallCredit HoursSpringCredit Hours
FYS 1011ENG 1023
MATH 1213MATH 2173
ENG 1013CSIA 1504
BIOL 111 or 11214Ideas of Social Justice3
Social Science #13Social Science #23
 14 16
Year 2
FallCredit HoursSpringCredit Hours
COMM 1013CSIA 2613
Physical Science13CSIA 3183
CST 2504Social Science #33
Science Elective33Humanities #23
Humanities #13General Elective3
 16 15
Year 3
FallCredit HoursSpringCredit Hours
CSIA 3013CSIA 3553
CSIA 3333CST 2803
MATH 24533General Elective3
Humanities #33General Elective3
 15 15
Year 4
FallCredit HoursSpringCredit Hours
CSIA 3593CSIA 3683
CSIA 3XX43CSIA 39923
CST 4083CSIA 3XX43
CST 4113General Elective3
Experiential Learning #123CST 4573
 15 15
Year 5
FallCredit HoursSpringCredit Hours
CST 4213CST 4493
CST 4853CST 4993
 12 9
Total Credit Hours 142

One Natural Science course must include a lab and one must be BIOL


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


Students must select science electives from any science with the following restrictions: at least 6 hours must come from CST, CSIA, Math, or ACSC, at least 6 hours at the 300 level, and at most 6 hours from among special topics courses (CST/CSIA 390), Internship (CST/CSIA 394), and independent study (CSIA/CST 395). MATH 245 counts as a science elective.


Any 300 level CSIA course.