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2020-2021 Online Catalog 
2020-2021 Online Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cybersecurity, A.S.

Program Description

Option offered through Mathematics

The demand for college graduates with analytical thinking and problem-solving skills is increasing. To point, in the U.S. there is a severe and urgent workforce shortage in cybersecurity. Cybersecurity jobs are in high demand and the need for more security professionals is escalating. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of growth for jobs in cybersecurity is projected at 37% through 2022, which is much faster than the average for all other occupations. 

This transfer degree option provides a solid subject matter foundation in both mathematics and computer science for students pursuing their studies in the applied field of Cybersecurity. Mathematics and computer science positions are already in high demand, and including cybersecurity knowledge makes these jobs even more critical and desirable. Union County College graduates will have the opportunity to matriculate at four-year colleges and universities, pursuing a baccalaureate degree in cybersecurity.

This program option 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;
  • Effectively communicate technical and non-technical information in oral, written, graphic, and electronic formats;
  • Apply mathematical theorems to solve a variety of classical problems;
  • Formulate solutions to cybersecurity problems using algorithmic and mathematical methods;
  • Discuss the legal, ethical, and societal issues in the field of cybersecurity;
  • Demonstrate information literacy through the effective use of cybersecurity and mathematical resources.

After Union County College

Graduates can transfer to a four-year college or university with a solid subject matter foundation to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Cybersecurity. Consult with the STEM Division for details.

Recommended Sequence

First Year

Semester Total: 15

Semester Total: 15

Second Year

Total Program Credits: 60

* The stated sequence of courses for the Cybersecurity program assumes that the student is math-ready for calculus.

** Students may substitute PHY 111 and PHY 201 if their transfer institution requires calculus-based physics courses. Please consult with the office of the Dean of STEM.

***  Any CST course except CST 100.

Milestone Courses

The milestones (in bold) identify critical courses for timely progress and the semester in which the course should be completed for on-time graduation.  Milestone course grades < 2.0 should be discussed with an advisor.

Career and Transfer Information