The BAS in Cyber Operations prepares graduates for entry into a number of cyber-related occupations in defense, law enforcement, and private industry. The curriculum includes both offensive and defensive cyber security content delivered within our state-of-the-art Cyber Virtual Learning Environment to ensure our students have extensive hands-on experiences to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to succeed after they graduate.
The BAS degree in Cyber Operations is a highly technical, interdisciplinary program that offers two degree tracks:
The Engineering Track is firmly grounded in the computer science, networking, and cybersecurity disciplines. The Engineering Track conforms to the National Security Agency (NSA) Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) academic requirements for: Low Level Programming; Software Reverse Engineering; Operating System Theory; Secure Software Development & Security Analysis; Mathematics and Algorithms; Networking; Cellular & Mobile Technologies; Cloud Computing; Offensive and Defensive Cyber Operations; and Cyber Law, Ethics & Policy.
The Defense & Forensics Track encompasses the areas of offensive & defensive cyber operations, cyber threat Intelligence, malware analysis, networking, and digital forensics. The Defense & Forensics Track conforms to the academic requirements for the National Security Agency’s (NSA) Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) and Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) for: Fundamental Security Principles, Vulnerabilities, Networking; Digital Forensics; Offensive and Defensive Cyber Operations; Introduction to Cryptography; Probability and Statistics; and Cyber Law, Ethics & Policy.
Students may transfer coursework from regionally accredited and/or military institutions. During the application process, you must submit a resume and goal statement for professional admission to the program. Before applying, you may want to discuss our background with a program advisor. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-621-0898 for a referral.