Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
8/2/2016Mount St Mary's University
Proposal
BSCybersecurity10/1/2016
Cybersecurity Program Description
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Cybersecurity will prepare students for entry level professional practice in cybersecurity in a variety of areas including securing networks and devices, programming, cryptography, information security, software design, and network operations.  The program will provide students with practical coursework in network administration, Windows and UNIX operating systems and other Cybersecurity focused courses.  Graduates will be able to analyze, defend and design computer systems; have an understanding of legal and ethical issues in cybersecurity; and effectively communicate technical ideas to diverse audiences.