2021-2022 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Oct 24, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Cybersecurity Administration, BPS

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Associate Dean: 

Ryan O. Williams, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, University College, associate teaching professor, Political Science, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, 315-443-5753, rywillia@syr.edu

Administrative Director

Michele L. Mooney, Academic Program Administrator
University College, 315-443-1317, mlmooney@syr.edu



The Bachelor of  Professional  Studies major in Cybersecurity Administration encompasses the protection of information systems and the leadership skills needed in this fast growing field. Cybersecurity is the science and practice of protecting information by preventing, detecting, and responding to attacks and an essential part of any corporate or government plan.  With the rising need for more advancement in protecting our national and personal security from online intrusions there is a call from government and corporate areas to have specialists, administrators and leaders trained in this field. This degree will provide students with the skills needed to manage people and technologies required to protect information, information systems, and infrastructures.

The program will be an online and an on campus bachelor’s degree that is geared towards continuing education students who will work on the degree part time.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Describe and analyze components of a network, its hardware and software

2. Evaluate organizational system vulnerabilities and matters of information security to stakeholders by employing technological, analytical, communication, ingenuity and critical thinking skills.

3. Create successful solutions for technical and security concerns while balancing business organization concerns.

4. Apply codes of conduct and ethics in relationship to security systems and cybersecurity plans

5. Identify, analyze and apply policies and procedures to system weaknesses

6. Formulate cybersecurity strategies and policies both short- and long-term.

Liberal Studies Core - 30-37 credits

The Liberal Studies Core gives a foundation in writing, language or quantitative skills, humanities, social science, natural science, and critical reflections. It draws upon lower-division courses in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Writing (Choose 6 credits)

  • Quantitative Skills (choose 6 credits)

    Choose Quantitative Skills Sequence Requirement outlined in the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

  • Humanities (Choose 6 credits)

    Any course listed in the Humanities Division of the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

    Social Science   (Choose 6 credits)

    Any course listed in the Social Science Division of the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

    Natural Science (Choose 3-4 credits)

    Any course listed in the Natural Science Division of the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

    Critical Reflections on Ethical and Social Issues    (Choose 3 credits)

    Any course listed in the Critical Reflections on Ethical and Social Issues Division of the Liberal Arts Core Guidebook.

Students are required to select one Liberal Arts Core Course that meets the IDEA requirement

Electives - 27 credits (or as many needed to reach 120 credits)

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