Nov 18, 2019  
2019-2020 Rivier Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Rivier Academic Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Management


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The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Management is designed to prepare undergraduates with the knowledge and hands-on experience to gain employment in the cybersecurity management field or to pursue an advanced degree.  Cybersecurity is increasingly important to society at every level-individuals and families, small firms and organizations, large corporations and not-for-profits, and government, both domestically and internationally.  To prepare students work in these varied areas, the cybersecurity management program provides a structured curriculum with coursework not only in cybersecurity, but also in business management, computer science, and homeland and international security.  Through this multi-disciplinary approach, students will (1) gain analytical and problem-solving skills, (2) become competent professionals through hands-on learning, (3) be able to recognize information security risks and develop threat defenses, and (4) aspire to be leaders in an ever-growing industry of security technologies and their management.

The cybersecurity management program embeds critical thinking skills, decision-making related to technology issues, effective communication skills, and legal, ethical, and social sustainability perspectives.  In addition, the program provides a solid foundation in the liberal arts through a general education curriculum, management skills from a core of business courses, and experiential learning opportunities, including internships.  The program prepares individuals to enter the work force in entry-level supervisory roles leading to management.

Related Homeland/International Security Management Courses


General Education Requirements (42-45 credits)


  • ENG 115 - Expositions and Arguments Credits: 3
  • REL 115 - The Dignity of Creaton: God and the Created Order Credits: 3
  • LNS 108 - Student Success: Campus to Community I Credits: 1
  • LNS 109 - Student Success: Campus to Community II Credits: 1
  • BIO 112 - Stewards of the Living World Credits: 3
  • SL 100 - Serving the World Credits: 1
  • MA 112 - College Algebra Credits: 3
  • Who is My Neighbor?  tudents explore this question in their second and third years.(6 credits)

    • HUM200+ Humanities: Literature, Art, and the Human
      Students take one -200 level interdisciplinary course that addresses a basic human question from the perspectives of the literary, visual, and musical arts. Credits: 3
    • HIS203 Interactions: The West in the World I Credits: 3 or
    • HIS204 Interactions: The West in the World II Credits: 3

    How Shall We Live? Students explore this question in their junior and senior years. (6 credits)

    • Religion: Faith, Religion, and Social Justice Credits: 3
      Students take one Religion course developed with this theme at its center.
    • Philosophy: Ethics, Values, and Moral Choices Credits: 3
      Students take one Philosophy course developed with this theme at its center.

    What, then, Shall We Do?  tudents explore this question in their junior or senior year. (3 credits)

    • Capstone: Justice and Global Responsibility Credits: 3
      Students take one of a number of offerings under Justice and Global Responsibility. This seminar serves as the culmination of the Common Core. Informed by problem-solving pedagogy, this seminar enhances the student’s connection with the Catholic vision of the University by focusing on justice and global responsibility.

    Area Distribution Courses: The Core Complement
    Humanities and Social Sciences (6 credits)

    • One course from: English, History, Modern Language, Philosophy, Religious Studies Credits: 3
    • One course from: Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology Credits: 3

    Mathematics and Natural Sciences (6 credits)

    • One course in Mathematics:  MA112 College Algebra or above Credits: 3
    • One course from: Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, or Physical Science Credits: 3-4

    Culture through Language (6 credits)
    Students must demonstrate university-level introductory competency in a language other than English.

Electives


Minimum 12 credits

Degree Requirements (Minimum): 120 credits


SAMPLE DEGREE PLAN


Cybersecurity Management, Bachelor of Science

Year 1 - Fall

Year 1 - Spring

ENG115

FYS: Expositions/Arguments

3 cr

REL115

FYS: God & Created Order

3 cr

BUS175

Principles of Management

3 cr

BUS180

Business Communications

3 cr

CYM171

Introduction to Cybersecurity

3 cr

TSS231

Critical Infrastructure Protect

3 cr

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Modern Language

3 cr

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Modern Language

3 cr

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Social Science Elective

3 cr

___ ___

Natural Science Elective

3 cr

LNS108

WC: Student Success

3 cr

LNS109

WC: Student Success II

3 cr

 

 

16

 

 

16

Year 2 - Fall

Year 2 - Spring

BUS220

Financial Accounting I

3 cr

BIO112

Stewards of the Living World

3 cr

CS245

Intro. To Computer Architecture

3 cr

CS308   

Computer Networks

3 cr

CS301

Computer Sc.Fundamentals

3 cr

CYM250

Cyber Law and Ethics

3 cr

HIS203/204

West in the World I or II

3 cr

HUM200

Literature, Art & the Human

3 cr

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Humanities Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

SL100

SL: Serving the World

1 cr

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

15

Year 3 - Fall

Year 3 - Spring

BUS302

Organizational Behavior

3 cr

BUS226

Principles of Project Mgt

3 cr

BUS351

Applied Statistics

3 cr

BUS341

Information Sys. Analysis

3 cr

HLS320

Strategic Intelligence

3 cr

CS335

Database Management Sys.

3 cr

REL ___

Religion Elective

3 cr

CYM310

Ethical Hacking/System Def

3 cr

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Social Science Elective

3 cr

JYS___

Junior Year Seminar

3 cr

 

 

15

 

 

15

Year 4 - Fall

Year 4 - Spring

CS448

Computer Security

3 cr

CYM479

Senior Capstone Seminar

3 cr

CYM410

Cyber Risk Assessment

3 cr

CYM450

Cybersecurity Mgt Compet.

3 cr

CYM495

Internship

3 cr

HLS491

Post Disaster Resp/Recov.

3 cr

PHI ___

Philosophy Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

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Natural Science Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

 

 

15

 

 

15

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