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Specialize in Cybersecurity

top-ranked school in 2021 by for cybersecurity specializationThe 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
* Last updated May 2020
Average wage for Information Security Engineers in Washington state
* Last updated May 2020
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.

Bachelor's of Science in ITAM Specializing in Cybersecurity

The BS-ITAM degree is great for students who have completed a DTA degree and are transferring to CWU or who have completed their general education courses at CWU.

Program Availability

2021-2022 Catalog Requirements:

CWU general education and degree requirements must be satisfied.

BS-ITAM Core Classes



Introduction to Business

ADMG 285

Sustainable Decision Making

ADMG 302

Financial Analysis

ADMG 371

Administrative Management

ADMG 372

Leadership and Supervision

ADMG 374

Project Management

ADMG 385

Business Communication and Report Writing

IT 165 Seeing Through the Data 4
IT 202 Change Ready: Tech Skills for Leaders 4
IT 238 Introduction to Cyberwarfare 4
IT 248 Digital Systems Fundamentals 4
IT 260

Integrated Computer Applications

IT 301 IT Security, Privacy and Ethics 4
IT 468 Projects In Database 4
RMT 340 Influencing Customer Decisions 4
RMT 366

Customer Relationship Management

RMT 379

IT Management Career Planning

IT 490

Cooperative Education (Internship)

Total Core Credits: 75-79
Plus the Following Cybersecurity Specialization Classes
IT 336

Digital Forensics

IT 351

Computer Networks

IT 436


IT 438

IT Risk Management

IT 456 Advanced Networking 4
IT 463 Computer Network Management 4
IT 482

Cybersecurity Capstone

Total Specialization Credits: 28

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