Because data breaches, malware infections, and software vulnerabilities are so common in today’s technology world, it is critical to fully understand how these attacks take place. As a cyber operations major, you will dig deep to understand the mentality, motivations, and techniques of the hackers that execute these types of attacks. The National Security Agency has designated our cyber operations degree as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations. This designation ensures you that the program is meeting some of the highest cyber security standards in the nation. You will start with a strong base of programming, math, and networking and then apply that knowledge to the most technical areas of cyber security. At the core of the degree, you learn how reverse engineering works, analyze malware and exploit software. You will better understand the hacker mindset and be able to discover vulnerabilities in widespread computer systems.
First time freshmen under the age of 24 must meet one of three of the following requirements: ACT composite score (18 or above), or SAT Reasoning Test Math and Critical Reading (sub-score of 870 or above); cumulative 2.6 GPA (4.0 scale) or higher; rank in upper 60% of high school graduating class.
Prerequisite courses in English, math, laboratory science, social science, fine arts, and computer science are also recommended in order to be accepted into a bachelor’s program.
For students over the age of 24: must have graduated from high school, completed the GED with a combined score of a minimum of 2250 and a minimum of 410 on each test, or met state requirements for the high school equivalency certificate.
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North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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