B.S. Computer Science
Cyber Security Concentration

Cyber security is an increasingly relevant field in today's world. In her September 2016 remarks, U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker indicated that employers nationwide face a shortfall of over 200,000 cyber security specialists.

The U of M has long been at the forefront of cyber security research. Our Center for Information Assurance has received millions of dollars in research grants, and we are designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education and Research (CAE-CDE, CAE-R) by the NSA/DHS.

We are excited to bring our expertise to undergraduate students with a new Cyber Security concentration for the B.S. degree, starting in Fall 2017. Students in this concentration will have the following changes from the standard Computer Science curriculum:

  • COMP 4410 (Computer Security) replaces COMP 4040 (Programming Languages) 
  • COMP 4420 (Network and Mobile Security) replaces COMP 4601 (Models of Computation)
  • COMP 4430 (Digital Forensics) and COMP 4432 (Secure Coding and Testing) must be included in the major electives

All other degree requirements are the same as those for the existing B.S. in Computer Science.