Computer security, commonly known as cybersecurity, is an area of computing aimed at protecting computers and the information they contain from major disruption or theft. With more devices than ever connected to the socalled Internet of Things (IoT), security is more important than ever before. Learn about cyber attacks and how to defend and prevent them, as well as the ethical implications of security.
Program Requirements
The following are the requirements for the Security option within the Computing Major. This information is meant as a guide and is subject to change. The precise and uptodate requirements for Computing degrees can be found online in the University's Academic Calendar. In case of discrepancies, please notify the School's Curriculum Coordinator.
A halfyear/oneterm course is worth 3.0 units, while a fullyear/twoterm course is worth 6.0 units.
1. Core
Code  Title  Units 

A. Complete the following:  
CISC 121  Introduction to Computing Science I  3.0 
CISC 124  Introduction to Computing Science II  3.0 
B. Select 3.0 units from the following:  3.0  
STAT 263  Introduction to Statistics  
STAT_Options  
C. Complete the following:  
CISC 203  Discrete Mathematics for Computing II  3.0 
CISC 204  Logic for Computing Science  3.0 
CISC 221  Computer Architecture  3.0 
CISC 223  Software Specifications  3.0 
CISC 235  Data Structures  3.0 
D. Select 3.0 units from the following:  3.0  
CISC 322  Software Architecture  
CISC 326  Game Architecture  
E. Complete the following:  
CISC 324  Operating Systems  3.0 
CISC 360  Programming Paradigms  3.0 
CISC 365  Algorithms I  3.0 
F. Complete the following:  
CISC 497  Social, Ethical and Legal Issues in Computing  3.0 
G. Select 3.0 units from the following:  3.0  
CISC 496  Game Development Project  
CISC 499  Advanced Undergraduate Project  
CISC 500  Undergraduate Thesis 
2. Option  Security
Code  Title  Units 

a. Complete the following:  
CISC 220  System Level Programming  3.0 
CISC 327  Software Quality Assurance  3.0 
CISC 335  Computer Networks  3.0 
CISC 447  Introduction to Cybersecurity  3.0 
CISC 468  Cryptography  3.0 
b. Select 3.0 units from the following:  
CISC 434  Distributed Systems  
CISC 448  Software Reliability and Security 
3. Supporting
Code  Title  Units 

A. Select 6.0 units from the following:  6.0  
CISC 102 & MATH 111 
Discrete Mathematics for Computing l and Linear Algebra 

CISC 102 & MATH 112 
Discrete Mathematics for Computing l and Introduction to Linear Algebra 

MATH 110  Linear Algebra  
B. Select 6.0 units from the following:  6.0  
MATH 120  Differential and Integral Calculus  
MATH 121  Differential and Integral Calculus  
MATH 123  Differential and Integral Calculus I  
MATH 124  Differential and Integral Calculus II 
Elective Courses: 48.00 Units
Students should consider focussing their electives on a Minor in another topic.
Statistics Course List (STAT_Options)
Code  Title  Units 

BIOL 243  Introduction to Statistics  3.0 
CHEE 209  Analysis Of Process Data  3.5 
COMM 162  Managerial Statistics  3.0 
ECON 250  Introduction to Statistics  3.0 
GPHY 247  Introduction to Statistics  3.0 
KNPE 251  Introduction to Statistics  3.0 
NURS 323  Introduction to Statistics  3.0 
POLS 385  Introduction to Statistics  3.0 
PSYC 202  Statistics in Psychology  3.0 
SOCY 211  Introduction to Statistics  3.0 
STAM 200  Introduction to Statistics  3.0 
STAT 252  Introductory Applied Probability  3.0 
STAT 263  Introduction to Statistics  3.0 
STAT 367  Engineering Data Analysis  4.0 