Cybersecurity - Missouri Baptist University (Mobap)

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Program Level
  • Bachelor's
  • Certificate
Degrees Offered

BS in Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity Certificate
Minor in Cybersecurity

Format
  • Traditional
Department
  • College of Business & Entrepreneurship
  • School of Accounting, Business Administration & Technology

Mission Statement

In accordance with the mission of Missouri Baptist University and the School of Accounting, Business Administration, & Technology, the Cybersecurity program provides a curriculum from a Christian worldview with strong core technical knowledge in the specialization of Cybersecurity.  We are committed to providing a high-quality education that stresses a Christ-centered excellence in scholarship and ethical application of cybersecurity skills to develop tomorrow’s cybersecurity leaders. The goal is to prepare students to meet the business information security challenges that are constantly changing as cyber-crime advances. College of Business & Entrepreneurship students are encouraged to join the opportunities for networking with students, faculty, and professionals at events such as the Career & Internship Fair, to identify a career path where they can make an impact for God’s glory.

The cybersecurity major is offered online.

Possible Careers

  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Operations Specialist
  • Cybersecurity Operations Manager
  • Vulnerability and Cyber Asset Manager
  • Cybersecurity Officer
  • Cyber Policy and Strategy Planner
  • Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst
  • Vulnerability Assessment Analyst
  • Data Security Administrator
  • Cyber Event Incident Responder
  • Computer Network Defense Analyst
  • Information Security Auditor
  • Information Assurance Specialist
  • Security Manager
  • Security Systems Administrator
  • Penetration Tester
  • Security Architect
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Consultant
  • Information Security Awareness & Training Leader

Cybersecurity Bachelor’s Requirements

College of Business & Entrepreneurship Core Requirements:

  • ACCT 213 Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 223 Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • BCIS 403/503 Management Applications of Information Technology1
  • BUIB 373 Experiential Internship
  • BUSN 353 Communication Strategies in Business
  • BUSN 363 Financial Management
  • BUSN 463 Business Strategy and Competition
  • MGMT 303 Management Concepts and Practices
  • MGPS 403/503 Organizational Behavior and Leadership1
  • MRKT 313 Introduction to Marketing

Total: 30 Hours

1See the catalog section on Senior Permission for information on earning graduate credit for this course.
The Business Administration minor will be granted to all majors in the College of Business & Entrepreneurship, except Business Administration, Applied Management, and Organizational Leadership, because of completing the minor requirements.

Technical Core Requirements:

  • ITBU 203 – Introduction to Application Development
  • ITBU 213 – IT Infrastructure
  • ITBU 313 – Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • ITBU 343 – Network Security
  • ITBU 363 – Business Analytics
  • ITBU 373 – Operating Systems
  • ITBU 433 – Organization Security
  • ITBU 443 – Threats and Countermeasures
  • ITBU 473 – Project Management
  • ITCC 483 – Capstone/Research Project
  • ITCS 313 – Information Risk Management
  • ITCS 423 – Cybersecurity Framework and Threat Models

Total: 36 Hours

Total: 66 Hours to complete the requirements for the Cybersecurity major

Note(s)

  • At least six hours of major and three hours of minor must be earned at Missouri Baptist University
  • A grade of D is not acceptable in courses taken to fulfill the requirements for a major or minor 
  • If a substitution has been made, attach a copy of the signed approval and indicate the course number and title following the catalog requirement. Please include the date of the substitution. 

Requirements for degree conferral:

  • At least 24 of the last 32 hours taken at Missouri Baptist University
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 on a 4.00 scale (those seeking certification must achieve a GPA of 2.75)
  • At least 42 hours of Upper Division (54 for a dual degree)
  • At least 120 total credit hours (144 for a dual degree)

Cybersecurity Certificate Requirements

Business Component
  • ACCT 213 – Principles of Financial Accounting Semester Hours: Three
  • BCIS 203 – Microsoft Office Suite2
  • ECON 123 – Microeconomics (MOTR ECON 102)1
  • ITBU 363 – Business Analytics
  • MATH 243 – Probability and Statistics (MOTR MATH 110)2
  • MGMT 303 – Management Concepts and Practices
Total: 18 Hours

Required Cybersecurity Component

  • ITBU 203 – Introduction to Application Development
  • ITBU 213 – IT Infrastructure
  • ITBU 313 – Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • ITBU 443 – Threats and Countermeasures
Total: 12 Hours
Total: 30 Hours
Notes
1General Education Requirement
2Bachelor of Science Degree Requirement

 

Cybersecurity Minor Requirements

Required Courses:
  • ITBU 203 – Introduction to Application Development
  • ITBU 213 – IT Infrastructure
  • ITBU 313 – Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • ITBU 433 – Organization Security
  • ITBU 443 – Threats and Countermeasures
  • ITCS 313 – Information Risk Management
Total: 18 Hours

Note(s):

  • At least three hours of minor must be earned at Missouri Baptist University.
  • A grade of D is not acceptable in courses taken to fulfill the requirements for a minor.
  • If a substitution has been made, attach a copy of the signed approval and indicate the course number and title following the catalog requirement. Please include the date of the substitution.
  • The Cybersecurity Minor has a 2.5 minimum GPA requirement.
  • Available to all business and non-business majors except Cybersecurity and Network Engineering majors.