Specialize in Cybersecurity
The modern battlefield is digital.
Students 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.
National median wage for Information Security Analysts
Average wage for Information Security Engineers in Washington state
National median wage for Penetration Testers in Washington state
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 the Transfer Equivalency Guide 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.
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|
Introduction to Business
Sustainable Decision Making
Leadership and Supervision
Business Communication & Report Writing
|RMT||340||Influencing Customer Decisions||4|
Customer Relationship Management
IT Management Career Planning
Cooperative Education (Internship)
|Total Core Credits:||47-49|
|Plus the Following Cybersecurity Specialization Classes|
Introduction to Cyberwarfare
IT Risk Management
Computer Network Management
|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
Academic Writing ll: Reasoning & Research
Community, Culture, & Citizenship
Individual & Society
Physical & Natural World
Science & Technology
Culminating Experience (possibly included in your major)
Total General Education Credits:
If you're already admitted to CWU then you can declare your major today!
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