Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity


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The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity (BSCY) at CityU – Seattle is specifically designed for students seeking to enter the highly in-demand field of cybersecurity. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the demand for employment in cybersecurity will grow 32 percent from 2018 to 2028. The BSCY provides you with the skills, knowledge, and abilities to assess and investigate the misuse of data and information systems and defend organizations’ intellectual property. 

The BSCY  offers flexible learning options, including on-site, mixed mode, and online courses. The curriculum follows the Body of Knowledge of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Cybersecurity and aligns with ABET standards. The BSCY designated as a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) by the National Security Agency/Department of Homeland Security (NSA/DHS). 

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program integrates an interdisciplinary study involving technology, people, information, and processes to enable assured operations in the context of adversaries. It involves the creation, operation, analysis, and testing of secure computer systems. It is an interdisciplinary course of study, including aspects of policy and law, human factors, ethics, and risk management. This degree prepares graduates for a myriad of opportunities to work in and advance their cybersecurity careers within the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Workforce Framework. 

Learning Outcomes

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity  will prepare students to:  

Integrate a foundational knowledge of all areas of cybersecurity (General Cybersecurity Knowledge).

Apply the fundamental principles and practices of cybersecurity (Cybersecurity Principles and Practices).

Apply critical and ethical thinking to solve problems in cybersecurity (Critical and Ethical Thinking).

Evaluate data to inform decisions and solve problems in cybersecurity (Quantitative Literacy).

Create the ability to develop and express ideas while applying a variety of delivery models, genres, and styles (Communication).

​​​​​​​Collaborate effectively on diverse teams to accomplish a common goal (Collaboration).



Total Required Credits: 180

Pre-Entry Requirement (0 Credits)  

CS 100 STC BS Orientation to Bachelor’s Programs

Preparatory Courses (15 Credits)  

CS 132 Computer Science I 
CS 251 Statistical Computing (QSR)   
IS 201 Fundamentals of Computing

Core Requirements (45 Credits)
CS 330 Network Communications
CS 340 Operating Systems
CS 351 Discrete Mathematics in Computing (NS)
CS 302 Human-Computer Interaction
IS 312 Web Design
IS 345 Cybersecurity
IS 350 Systems Analysis and Design
IS 360 Database Technologies
IS 471 Cyber Ethics (SS)
Depth Study : Cybersecurity  (30 Credits)

CY 467 Systems Security
CY 481 Network Security
CY 487 Data Security
CS 488 Software Security
CS 489 Component Security
IS  464 Policy and Audits
Elective (10 Credits)

Students may select two electives from any other undergraduate Depth of Study courses within the School of Technology & Computing or complete the internship after taking three CS 450 seminar courses for their internship preparation.

CS 493 Technology and Computing Internship (Repeatable) 

Capstone (5 Credits)

CS 497 Technology and Computing Capstone 

Career Opportunities

Program Manager

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Morgan Zantua

BSCY is designed to meet the needs employers require of applicants pursuing jobs in cybersecurity. Students completing the BSCY acquire lifelong learning skills and the ability to adapt to technological changes and be successful professionals today and into the future. STC’s integrated approach to learning cybersecurity blends active learning methods with technical hands-on skills, enhancing ability, knowledge, and critical thinking skills. BSCY graduates are prepared with the technical skills, communication skills, and cultural competencies necessary to work in corporate or government settings as cybersecurity professionals.

BSCY prepares graduates to fill cybersecurity positions in multiple settings. Cybersecurity is a growing profession. Globally the demand for cyber talent will exceed 3.5M by 2022. Visit for updated data and cybersecurity job openings.

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Updated: 8/22/2023