Bachelors Degree in Cybersecurity

Explore Lamar University's Cybersecurity Program

The Cybersecurity program at Lamar University has been thoughtfully designed to increase awareness of the growing threats facing organizations, governments and individuals alike. This program provides students and future professionals with lifelong learning skills and the ability to defeat adversaries from many perspectives. Many individuals who choose to major in Cybersecurity at Lamar University will have the opportunity to participate in stipend-based undergraduate research, along with potential intern opportunities. 

Potential careers include: Analyst or Specialist for the government, Software Engineer, IT Specialist, Information Specialist

Career opportunities include: FBI, Air Force, BoA, AT&T, Amazon, Facebook and Exxon

Recommended program of study in Cybersecurity

FIRST YEAR

FALL SPRING
COSC 1336 Fundamentals I (1) COSC 1337 Fundamentals of CS II (1)
COSC 1173 CS I Lab Creative Arts Elective (5)
COSC 1172 Thinking, Speaking & Writing ENGL 1302 | 1374 Comp II
MATH 2413 Calculus I Communication | Modern Lang (2)
ENGL Comp 1301 COSC 1174 CS II Lab
History 1 (3) Lab Science (6)

SECOND YEAR

FALL SPRING
COSC 2336 Fund III Data Structures Lab Science (6)
POLS 2301 Government I POLS 2302 Gov II
History 2 (3) Social & Behavioral Science (4)
Language, Phil, and Culture (7) COSC 2375 Discrete Structures
MATH 2414 Calculus II COSC 2372 Assembly Language

THIRD YEAR

FALL SPRING
MATH 3328 Linear Algebra MATH 3370 Probabilities & Statistics
COSC 3304 Algorithm Des & Analysis COSC 3302 Computer Theory
COSC 3308 Programming Languages COSC/CPSC/CRIJ Elective (8)
MATH 3322 | 3435 COSC 3325 Computer Law & Ethics
COSC 4302 Operating Systems CPSC 4317 Computer Networks

FOURTH YEAR

FALL SPRING
COSC 4345 Network Security CRIJ 4313 CyberCrime | COSC 4365 Computer Crime Analysis (9)
CPSC 4340 Database Design CPSC 4361 Secure Software Eng.
CPSC 4310 Computer Architecture CPSC 4363 Cyber Security
CPSC 4355 Data Mining COSC 4272 Senior Assessment
CPSC 4360 Software Engineering

 

Notes (120-121 total hours)

(1) A grade of B or better is required in COSC 1336 before taking COSC 1337. A grade of B or better is required in both COSC 1336 and COSC 1337 before taking COSC 2336.

(2) Communication 1315 | 1321 or DSDE 1371 or FREN 1311 or SPAN 1311.

(3) Two semesters of US or Texas history from among HIST 1301 | 1302 | 2301.

(4) Soc/Behav Science are: ECON 1301 | 2301 | 2302, PSYC 2301, SOCI 1301, BULW 1370, INEN 2373.

(5) Creative Arts Electives are ARTS 1301 | 1303, DANC 2304, PHIL 1330, MUSI 1306|1310, Theater 1301 and COMM 1375.

(6) Lab Science: choose from the following: BIOL 1406 | 1407, PHYS 2425 | 2426 | CHEM 1311&1111 | CHEM 1312&1112 (6 hours are used as core requirements and 6 hours are used as major requirements).

(7) ENGL 2300 | 2310 | 2320 | 2322 | 2326 | 2331 | 2371 | 2376 or PHIL 1370 | 2306

(8) COSC 4301 (Special Topics) | 4322, CPSC 4326 | 4370, CRIJ 4313 (Special Topics)

(9) CRIJ 4313 is oriented to legal aspects of cybercrime, while COSC 4365 is oriented to computer aspects of cybercrime