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Undergraduate Degree Programs

KSU is Home to the Only Undergraduate Degree in Cybersecurity in the State of Georgia.

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity offered by Kennesaw State University leverages faculty capabilities in KSU’s Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Security and Assurance (BBA-ISA), the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, and the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice to deliver a technically-focused, security-related degree designed to specifically address the fast growing cybersecurity sector.

Related Undergraduate programs offered by Kennesaw include:

  • The Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Security and Assurance (BBA-ISA), initially approved by the Board of Regents in 2007, can be completed online or students may opt to take in-person courses.

    The combined capabilities of the Business School and the Department of Information Systems provide students with technical security skills, and knowledge of business strategies and processes, and clear understanding of the governance, risk management and regulatory compliance needs associated with cybersecurity.

    For more information about this degree, please click here.

  • The Criminal Justice system is an institution that is at the crux of societal concern. When individuals are asked to define major social problems, the fear of and response to crime are found at the top of the list. People not only want to have a better understanding of these problems; many also want to become a part of the solution. It is these individuals who will be the primary beneficiaries of the Criminal Justice major at KSU. The secondary beneficiaries are members of the community; university educated criminal justice personnel make better criminal justice practitioners. This program of study is timely and relevant. It infuses knowledge about interpersonal communication skills, multicultural issues, leadership and management concerns, moral and ethical considerations, and technological applications into the coursework.

    For more information about this degree, please click here.

  • The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree, which is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org, has the primary objective of meeting the high demand for professional degrees in the strategy, development and administration of integrated computing, management, and information technology systems. The degree has core requirements, major requirements and required electives. The major contains those courses considered fundamental to the information technology field and the electives give the student some flexibility in choice.

    For more information about this degree, please click here.

Certificate Programs - Undergraduate

  • The Certificate in Cybersecurity is designed for individuals with an interest in the security of computer networks and systems and its application in the expanding field of technology. The certificate program emphasizes the skills and knowledge necessary to protect and inspect systems, and to detect and react to threats to the security of information in those systems. The certificate requires 16 semester hours (5 courses), and all coursework must be completed with a "C" or better.

    • Course
      Title
      Credits
    • CSE 1321
      Programming Problem Solving I
      3
    • CSE 1321L
      Programming Problem Solving I Lab
      1
    • CYBR 3100
      Principles of Information Security
      3
    • CYBR 3200
      Network Security
      3
    • CYBR 3210
      Client Systems Security
      3
    • CYBR 3300
      Management of Information Security in a Global Environment
      3
  • The Certificate in Information Security is designed for students with an interest in Information Security and its application in the expanding field of technology. The certificate program emphasizes the skills and knowledge necessary to protect and inspect systems, and to detect and react to threats to the security of information in those systems. 

    The certificate option allows students to add a credential to a Bachelor's degree in information systems, criminal justice, or business. 

    For more information, please click here.

Certificate Programs - Graduate

  • Information security is one of the fastest-growing areas in information technology and information management. It is the foundation of enterprise decision-making and reliable business processes. This program prepares students for a variety of positions such as information security officer, security manager, operational manager, systems and network manager, legal professional, risk manager, and information professional. Information security is especially important in banking and finance, public health, health care, and other highly-regulated industries. Those who complete the program successfully will be prepared in security awareness, incident response to system compromise, defense strategies, configuration management, and legal issues.

    The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Security Program is designed for IT professionals who have a bachelor’s degree or have taken the Information Technology Fundamentals Graduate Certificate (or the equivalent through other course work) to advance their knowledge in the field of information security.

    For more information, please click here.

  • Information security is one of the fastest-growing areas in information technology and information management. It is the foundation of enterprise decision-making and reliable business processes. This program prepares students for a variety of positions such as information security officer, security manager, operational manager, systems and network manager, legal professional, risk manager, and information professional. Information security is especially important in banking and finance, public health, health care, and other highly-regulated industries. Those who complete the program successfully will be prepared in security awareness, incident response to system compromise, defense strategies, configuration management, and legal issues.

    The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Security Program is designed for IT professionals who have a bachelor’s degree or have taken the Information Technology Fundamentals Graduate Certificate (or the equivalent through other course work) to advance their knowledge in the field of information security.

    For more information, please click here.

MOOCs

MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) at Kennesaw State are faculty driven initiatives designed to increase access to education and highlight KSU's centers of excellence. The goal is to offer educational pathways that invite the regional, national, and international community to join in a learning experience. The Open Courses at KSU have the potential to lower program costs and increase access to education while shortening degree completion time.

Cybersecurity MOOCs have been created and are available on the Coursera Platform. Offerings include:

  • This course is designed to introduce students, working professionals and the community to the exciting field of cybersecurity. Throughout the MOOC, participants will engage in community discourse and online interaction.

    Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of cybersecurity and its domains. They will engage with expertly produced videos, gain insight from industry experts, participate in knowledge assessments, practice assessing their environmental awareness, and gain access to materials that address governance and risk management, compliance, business continuity and disaster recovery, cryptography, software development security, access control, network security, security architecture, security operations, and physical and environmental security. Learning will be assessed using strategies aligned to knowledge and understanding.

    For more information, please click here.

  • Cybersecurity is an essential business skill for the evolving workplace. For-profit companies, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations all need technologically proficient, business-savvy information technology security professionals.

    In this Specialization, you will learn about a variety of processes for protecting business assets through policy, education and training, and technology best practices. You’ll develop an awareness of the risks and cyber threats or attacks associated with modern information usage, and explore key technical and managerial topics required for a balanced approach to information protection. Topics will include security of mobile platforms, securing the Internet of Things, security as a product of the human factor, and security governance and management practices.

    This Specialization consists of three courses and a capstone, which can be taken in succession, or independently. The courses included in this Specialization are:

    • Cybersecurity and Mobility
    • Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things
    • Cybersecurity and the X-Factor
    • The Business of Cybersecurity Capstone

    For more information, please click here.

 

 

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