Major in Cybersecurity

Ready to pursue a degree in Cybersecurity? Find out what's required with our easy to follow 4-year plan and a complete list of degree requirements.

For more information regarding the B.S. Major in Cybersecurity at Freed-Hardeman University, please contact Mark Scott at or 731-989-6779.


4 - Year Plans

To make your path to graduation a little easier, 4-year plans for students planning to major in Cybersecurity have been created:

Degree Requirements

B.S. Major in Cybersecurity


Program Coordinator: Mr. Mark Scott 


For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see Academics: Degree/Graduation

I. Liberal Arts Core Requirements:

34 hours

Listed in this catalog under Academics: Liberal Arts Core
Limit II. C. Quantitative Reasoning to MAT235 Introductory Statistics or higher

II. Major Requirements:

51 hours

A. Cybersecurity Core:

30 hours 

CYB 101*

Introduction to Cybersecurity


CYB 201*

Introduction to Linux


CYB 220*

Windows Security


CYB 350**

Ethical Hacking


CYB 380*

Cybersecurity Planning and Risk Management (W)


CYB 390*

Network Administration and Security


CYB 410*

Digital Forensics and Incident Response (W)

CYB 430**

Intrusion Detection and Mitigation

CYB 440*



CYB 495**

Cybersecurity Capstone (W)



B. Computer and Information Science Core: 

21 hours 

CIS 171

Computer Programming I 


CIS 172

Computer Programming II


CIS 273 

Data Structures

CIS 324

Database Systems 

CIS 345 

Computer Networks 

CIS 441

System Admin and Security

CIS 460

Operating Systems




III. Electives (including additional Bible)

41 hours


*Prep for Certified Information Systems Security Professional Exam (CISSP).

**Prep for Certified Ethical Hacker Exam (CEH).