Top

Apply to ITAM

ITAM Department
Samuelson 206
(509) 963-2611
ITAMInfo@cwu.edu

 

Specialize in Cybersecurity

The modern battlefield is digital.

top-ranked school in 2021 by study.com for cybersecurity specializationStudents will gain knowledge specific to the detection, protection, and recovery from attacks to an organization’s information assets. Gaining skills in the growing employment area of network security combined with the management and soft-skills classes, graduates gain a competitive edge in the IT marketplace.

The need for cybersecurity experts spans all organizations including public utility companies, national security agencies, food and water suppliers, financial services, and companies with intellectual property to protect.

$49.80
National median wage for Information Security Analysts
* Last updated May 2020
$44.24
Average wage for Information Security Engineers in Washington state
* Last updated May 2020
$44.24
National median wage for Penetration Testers in Washington state
* Last updated in May 2020

For additional employment information, please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The information above was also sourced from the BLS.

Want to get a head start on your degree?

While we no longer require the General Education classes to be completed before being admitted to our program, it can help fast-track your progress if you take them at the community college level or through Washington Online Learning at www.waol.org prior to beginning your coursework at CWU. Our advisors recommend trying to take English 101 at your transfer or community college.

To learn more about transfer course equivalencies for Washington state community colleges, use the transfer equivalency guide.

Bachelor's of Applied Science in ITAM Specializing in Cybersecurity

The BAS-ITAM degree is great for students who have a non-transferable or technical degree and are transferring to CWU.

Program Availability

2020-2021 Catalog Requirements:

An applied/technical associate degree makes you eligible for the BAS ITAM major, but it does not transfer to satisfy CWU's general education requirements. Additional general education courses may need to be completed in addition to the major courses at CWU.

BAS-ITAM Core Requirements
ADMG 201

Introduction to Business

3
ADMG 285

Sustainable Decision Making

5
ADMG 302

Financial Analysis

5
ADMG 371

Administrative Management

4
ADMG 372

Leadership and Supervision

4
ADMG 374

Project Management

5
ADMG 385

Business Communication & Report Writing

4
RMT 340 Influencing Customer Decisions 4
RMT 366

Customer Relationship Management

4
RMT 379

IT Management Career Planning

1
IT 490

Cooperative Education (Internship)

8-12
Total Core Credits: 47-49
Plus the Following Cybersecurity Specialization Classes
IT 238

Introduction to Cyberwarfare

4
IT 336

Digital Forensics

4
IT 351 Computer Networks 4
IT 436

Cyberattack/Defense

4
IT 438

IT Risk Management

4
IT 456

Advanced Networking

4
IT 463

Computer Network Management

4
IT 482 Cybersecurity Capstone
Total Specialization Credits: 32

Additional Program Requirements

This major requires significant study in the upper-division level. This includes the completion of the CWU General Education requirements. One class in each Knowledge Area and at least three courses in a single Pathway is required. An equivalent class from a community college may be accepted.

CWU General Education Framework:
First Year Experience 4

Academic Writing l: Critical Reading & Responding

5

Quantitative Reasoning

4-5

Knowledge Areas:

Academic Writing ll: Reasoning & Research

4-5

Community, Culture, & Citizenship

4-5

Creative Expression

4-5

Global Dynamics

4-5

Humanities

4-5

Individual & Society

4-5

Physical & Natural World

4-5

Science & Technology

4-5

Culminating Experience (possibly included in your major)

4-5

Total General Education Credits:

53-64

Apply now!

If you're already admitted to CWU then you can declare your major today!

Apply to the major!

This page contains links to websites outside of www.cwu.edu. The views and opinions expressed on unofficial pages of Central Washington University faculty, staff or students are strictly those of the page authors. The content of such pages has not been reviewed or approved by Central Washington University.