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Center for Cybersecurity

Bachelor of Science (BS), Cybersecurity and Mathematics

Program Overview

In the Cybersecurity and Mathematics program, You’ll explore the logical relationship between cybersecurity and mathematics as you learn cryptography, discrete math, statistics, linear programming, network security, ethical hacking, cloud security, and more. Your expertise in these areas will help you keep critical data—from financial institutions to hospitals to the government—secure. You’ll also learn technology and tools that are in demand in the marketplace, including Kali Linux, Wireshark, the Nmap security scanner, and the Python computer language. You’ll be prepared to earn professional certifications after graduation, including Security+ and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

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Program at a
Glance

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

DETAILS

123
Total Credit Hours: 123
Program Type: BS
Location: Seated (Main Campus)
Time to Complete: 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Start Date: Fall: August | Spring: January
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Why AU?

Ready for the next chapter in your academic, professional, and spiritual life? Whether you are graduating high school or pursuing a master’s or doctorate degree, we invite you to be a part of one of the top regional universities in the South (U.S. News & World Report). Come discover why the Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. identified Anderson University as one of the top-ranked, most affordable colleges in the country. Take the next step in your journey of academic excellence today.
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The Knowledge You Will Gain

As a Cybersecurity and Mathematics major, You’ll learn to spot data that doesn’t fit and identify indicators of cybersecurity compromises. You’ll be a problem solver who can use mathematical skills to solve challenging cybersecurity problems. You’ll also learn technology and tools that are in demand in the marketplace. You’ll receive a comprehensive cybersecurity education, balanced between the technical side and risk management, which includes making sure computer systems are in compliance with the law. You’ll take valuable classes covering critical topics such as cloud security, cyber threat intelligence, disaster preparedness, digital forensics, and ethical hacking.

Career Outlook

This relevant, interdisciplinary major prepares students to work in both government agencies and private companies that depend on mathematics. Graduates with backgrounds in both cyber and math can work on interdisciplinary teams to help formulate complex mathematical and cryptographic solutions to today’s cybersecurity problems. Graduates can work in any industry that hires cybersecurity professionals, especially those in data-intensive sectors, such as finance, insurance, healthcare, software development, intelligence, and military/defense. The major also prepares students for careers in cybersecurity consulting and auditing, as well as graduate work in Cybersecurity or Mathematics.

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Knowledge You’ll Gain

As a Cybersecurity and Mathematics major, You’ll learn to spot data that doesn’t fit and identify indicators of cybersecurity compromises. You’ll be a problem solver who can use mathematical skills to solve challenging cybersecurity problems. You’ll also learn technology and tools that are in demand in the marketplace. You’ll receive a comprehensive cybersecurity education, balanced between the technical side and risk management, which includes making sure computer systems are in compliance with the law. You’ll take valuable classes covering critical topics such as cloud security, cyber threat intelligence, disaster preparedness, digital forensics, and ethical hacking.

Career Outlook

This relevant, interdisciplinary major prepares students to work in both government agencies and private companies that depend on mathematics. Graduates with backgrounds in both cyber and math can work on interdisciplinary teams to help formulate complex mathematical and cryptographic solutions to today’s cybersecurity problems. Graduates can work in any industry that hires cybersecurity professionals, especially those in data-intensive sectors, such as finance, insurance, healthcare, software development, intelligence, and military/defense. The major also prepares students for careers in cybersecurity consulting and auditing, as well as graduate work in Cybersecurity or Mathematics.

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Anderson University is a national leader in higher education in its use of technology to support and enhance all aspects of its core function—teaching and learning, which has led to the institution being recognized as an Apple Distinguished School since 2014. Through Anderson’s Digital Learning Initiative, Anderson has provided all of its residential undergraduate students and select graduate program students with an iPad Air and Apple Pencil. The mission of transforming learning experiences and preparing students to serve their communities and careers in the twenty-first century is enhanced through mobile devices developed by Apple.

Admission Requirements

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Previous Degree Required

No previous degree is required to enroll in this program.

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Transcript Requirements

Official high school or GED transcripts will need to be submitted as part of the application process for this program. Transfer students must submit official transcripts from their previous school.

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Additional Admission Requirements

Two essays (prompts) OR Official SAT, ACT, or CLT scores

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Application Deadline

Anderson University has a rolling admission process (students are notified when the are accepted whenever that is during the year) but students are encouraged to apply by the following dates: December 1st for the best scholarship consideration and no later than July 1st to begin in the fall semester.

More Information

I-20 Approved: Yes
I-17 Approved: Yes
Non Degree Option Available (Minor): No
Program Director:
Dr. Ken Knapp
Breakdown of Credit Hours:
42 Credit Hours. – University Core Requirements | 34 Credit Hours. – Cybersecurity Course Requirements | 38 Credit Hours. – Mathematics Course Requirements | 9 Credit Hours. – General Electives
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