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Cybersecurity, A.S.

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Program Description

Option offered through Mathematics

Mathematics is both a science and an art. In our ever-changing world, mathematics is a constant at the root of analytical thinking. As the foundation for studies in science, technology, economics, and other disciplines, the demand for graduates with strong mathematical backgrounds is increasing. Whether to better grasp basic applications in our society, to come to understand the beauty and utility of mathematics in our natural world, to recognize its connections to the humanities, or to apply its intricate relationships in advanced technical fields, the study of mathematics develops one’s ability to think critically, reason logically and quantitatively, and appreciate the interconnectedness of the disciplines pragmatically.

This degree option will provide a solid mathematics and computer science foundation for students continuing studies in cybersecurity, given the natural and necessary foundation of mathematics appropriate to cybersecurity applications. Union County College graduates will have the opportunity to matriculate at four-year colleges, pursuing a baccalaureate degree in cybersecurity.

This program assumes the completion of all prerequisites for the mathematics courses or satisfactory performance on the College Level Mathematics exam. Contact the STEM Division for further information.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and problem solving skills;
  • Communicate mathematics effectively, applying its unique language and symbolic system;
  • Apply mathematical theorems to solve classical problems and real-world applications;
  • Formulate and evaluate possible solutions to problems, and select and defend the chosen solutions with mathematical proofs or by the scientific method as appropriate;
  • Translate quantifiable problems into mathematical terms and solve these problems using mathematical or statistical operations;
  • Construct graphs and charts, interpret them, and draw appropriate conclusions;
  • Use technology in analyzing and solving mathematical problems;
  • Address an information need by locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.

After Union County College

Graduates can transfer to a four-year college or university as a junior with a solid subject matter foundation to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Mathematics Education and Mathematics Teaching Certification. Consult with the STEM Division for details.

Recommended Sequence

First Year

Fall Semester

Semester Total: 15

Semester Total: 18

Second Year

Semester Total: 16

Spring Semester

Semester Total: 17

Total Program Credits: 66

This plan assumes the completion of all prerequisites for the courses or satisfactory performance on the College Level Mathematics Exam.

*PHYSICS COURSES – Students whose transfer institution requires a calculus based physics course should consult with the STEM Dean’s office to schedule PHY 111  and PHY 201  instead.
**HUMANITIES GEN ED COURSES – PHI 210 , Ethics, is recommended and credit is accepted in transfer by Stevens Institute of Technology
***SOCIAL SCIENCE GEN ED COURSES The following social science courses are recommended:
GOV 201 - American Government and Politics 
PSY 101 - General Psychology 
SOC 101 - Principles of Sociology  

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