Cybersecurity - Missouri Baptist University

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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 College of Business & Entrepreneurship, 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 Christ-centered excellence in scholarship and ethical application of cybersecurity skills to develop tomorrow’s cybersecurity leaders. Our goal is to prepare students to meet the business information security challenges that are constantly changing as cybercrime advances.

The cybersecurity major is also offered online.

Possible Careers

  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Cybersecurity operations specialist
  • Information security auditor
  • Security systems administrator
  • Penetration tester
  • Security architect
  • Security engineer

Cybersecurity Bachelor’s Requirements

  • ACCT 213 – Principles of Financial Accounting Semester Hours: Three
  • ACCT 223 – Principles of Managerial Accounting Semester Hours: Three
  • BCIS 403/503 – Management Applications of Information Technology Semester Hours: Three
  • BUSN 303 – Business Ethics and Professional Integrity Semester Hours: Three
  • BUSN 353 – Communication Strategies in Business Semester Hours: Three
  • BUSN 363 – Financial Management Semester Hours: Three
  • BUSN 463 – Business Strategy and Competition Semester Hours: Three
  • MGMT 303 – Management Concepts and Practices Semester Hours: Three
  • MGPS 403/503 – Organizational Behavior and Leadership Semester Hours: Three
  • MRKT 313 – Introduction to Marketing Semester Hours: Three

Total: 30 Hours

Technical Core Requirements

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

Total: 36 Hours

Total: 66 Hours

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 Suite Semester Hours: Three 2
  • ECON 123 – Microeconomics (MOTR ECON 102) Semester Hours: Three 2
  • ITBU 363 – Business Analytics Semester Hours: Three
  • MATH 243 – Probability and Statistics (MOTR MATH 110) Semester Hours: Three
  • MGMT 303 – Management Concepts and Practices Semester Hours: Three

Total: 18 Hours

Required Cybersecurity Component

  • ITBU 203 – Introduction to Application Development Semester Hours: Three
  • ITBU 213 – IT Infrastructure Semester Hours: Three
  • ITBU 313 – Introduction to Cybersecurity Semester Hours: Three
  • ITBU 443 – Threats and Counter Measures Semester Hours: Three

Total: 12 Hours

Total: 30 Hours

 

Cybersecurity Minor Requirements

Required Courses
  • ITBU 203 – Introduction to Application Development Semester Hours: Three
  • ITBU 213 – IT Infrastructure Semester Hours: Three
  • ITBU 313 – Introduction to Cybersecurity Semester Hours: Three
  • ITBU 433 – Organization Security Semester Hours: Three
  • ITBU 443 – Threats and Counter Measures Semester Hours: Three
  • ITCS 313 – Information Risk Management Semester Hours: Three

Total: 18 Hours

Note

The Cybersecurity Minor has a 2.5 minimum GPA requirement.

Available to all business and non-business majors except Cybersecurity and Network Engineering majors.