Computer and Information Science/Cybersecurity

Students with an interest in both areas can pursue a dual BS program in Computer and Information Science and Cybersecurity and thus can earn two BS degrees at the same time:

  • BS degree in Computer and Information Science (Information Systems Concentration)
  • BS degree in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (Cybersecurity and Privacy or Digital Forensics Concentration)

The dual degree program requires specified coursework that equals a minimum of 138 total credits.  

Dearborn Discovery Core (General Education)

All students must satisfy the University’s Dearborn Discovery Core requirements, in addition to the requirements for the major

Major Requirements

In addition to completion of the Dearborn Discovery Core, the following courses are required to earn a dual BS degree in Computer and Information Science and Cybersecurity and Information Assurance. 

Prerequisite Courses

COMP 105Writing & Rhetoric I3
COMP 270Tech Writing for Engineers (Fulfills 3 credits of DDC Written and Oral Communication)3
ECON 201Prin: Macroeconomics (Fulfills 3 credits of DDC Social and Behavioral Analysis)3
or ECON 202 Prin: Microeconomics
CRJ 200Intro to Criminal Justice (Fulfills 3 credits DDC Social and Behavioral Analysis)4
PHIL 240Ethics3
Select a two course sequence from the following:8
Intro Org and Environ Biology
and Field Biology
General Chemistry IA
and General Chemistry IIA
Physical Geology
and Historical Geology
Introductory Physics I
and Introductory Physics II
General Physics I
and General Physics II
MATH 115Calculus I4
MATH 116Calculus II4
MATH 227Introduction to Linear Algebra3
CIS 150Computer Science I4
CIS 200Computer Science II4
CIS 275Discrete Structures I4
CIS 275Discrete Structures I4
IMSE 317Eng Probability and Statistics3
ACC 298Financial Accounting3

Dual Major in CSCI Core Courses

CIS 310Computer Org and Assembly Lang4
CIS 350Data Struc and Algorithm Anlys4
CIS 375Software Engineering I4
CIS 421Database Mgmt Systems4
CIS 427Comp Networks and Dis Process4
CIS 435Web Technology3
CIS 450Operating Systems4
CIS 479Intro to Artificial Intel3
CIS 4951Design Seminar I2
CIS 4952Design Seminar II2
ENGR 400Appl Business Tech for Engr3
or ENT 400 Entrepreneurial Thinking&Behav
OB 354Behavior in Organizations3

Concentration in Information Systems Courses

IMSE 3005Intro to Operations Research4
CIS 425Information Systems4
CIS 476Soft Arch & Design Patterns3
Take one COURSE FROM the following:
CIS 296Java Programming3
or CIS 297 Intro to C Sharp
or CIS 298 Intro to Python

Select either the Digital Forensics Concentration OR the Cybersecurity and Privacy Concentration

Digital Forensics Concentration Courses
CIS 387Introduction to Digital Forensics4
CIS 467Network and Mobile Forensics4
CIS 447Intro Computr & Ntwrk Security3
CRJ 468Criminology4
CRJ 475Digital Evidence3
CRJ 487Forensic Science 4
CRJ 409Intel & Homeland Security4
or CRJ 474 Cyber Crimes & Digital Evidence
Cybersecurity And Privacy Concentration Courses
CIS 316Prac. Comp. Sec.3
CIS 446Wireless & Mobi Comp Security3
CIS 447Intro Computr & Ntwrk Security3
CIS 4851Data Security and Privacy3
CRJ 409Intel & Homeland Security4
ECE 427Digi Content Protec4
or CIS 449 Intro to Software Security
MATH 396Introduction to Cryptography3

CSCI Electives

Select 6-8 credits from the following: 16-8
CIS 285Software Engineering Tools3
CIS 316Prac. Comp. Sec.3
CIS 376Software Engineering II4
CIS 381Industrial Robots4
CIS 387Introduction to Digital Forensics4
CIS 411Introduction to Natural Language Processing3
CIS 412Introduction to Quantum Computing3
CIS 436Mobile App Des & Impl3
CIS 437Advanced Networking3
CIS 439Text Mining and Information Retrieval3
CIS 446Wireless & Mobi Comp Security3
CIS 447Intro Computr & Ntwrk Security3
CIS 449Intro to Software Security3
CIS 467Network and Mobile Forensics4
CIS 482Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence3
CIS 483Deep Learning3
CIS 487Computer Game Design & Implem3
CIS 489Edge Computing3
CIS 4851Data Security and Privacy3
ENGR 399Experiential Honors Prof. Prac1
ENGR 492Exper Honors Directed Research1
ENGR 493Exper Hnrs Dir Dsgn1

Select electives not used to fulfill the requirements of your concentration.