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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Computer Science: Cybersecurity Specialization, BS


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Contact Information

Jeff McGough, Department Head 
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
(605) 394-2722
Email:  jeff.mcgough@sdsmt.edu

Department Website

Students are responsible for checking with their advisors for any program modifications that may occur after the publication of this catalog.

The Computer Science (BS) program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Computer Science and Similarly Named Computing Programs.

CSC-CYS Flowchart    

Curriculum Checklist


A specialization is considered a separate major in South Dakota Mines’ student record system. In order to pursue this specialization, please request a change of major even if you are currently pursuing a major in the non-specialized version of Computer Science 

Freshman Year


Total: 14

Second Semester


Total: 15

Sophomore Year


First Semester


Total: 15

Total: 16

Junior Year


First Semester


Total: 15

Second Semester


Total: 16

Senior Year


First Semester


Total: 15

Second Semester


Total: 14

Total credits: 120


Notes:


For the bachelor of science in Computer Science, a student must have a departmental grade point average of at least 2.00 in all CSC courses 300 level or higher.

Course requirements for the program also include the total number of credits per course. To meet the 88 required credits of the major, any student that has an approved course for transfer will fulfill the course requirement, but if the transferred course does not meet the total credit hour requirement then the program committee will decide on the proper accommodation for meeting the total credit hour requirement. Students should consult with their advisor to get clarification on the necessary accommodation. 

1 Fulfills General Education requirement. Students should consult the “General Education Requirements ” section of this catalog for a complete listing of all general education requirements

 Select six credits from the following list: CHEM 112 CHEM 114 MATH 321 MATH 373 MATH 421/521 MATH 432/532 MATH 471 PHYS 225 PHYS 275 PHYS 331 , and PHYS 341 

Must have a “C” or higher to move on to the proceeding course.

Select six credits of security electives and three credits of data analysis electives from the lists below.

Security Electives


Select six credits from the list below:

Data Analysis Electives


Select three credits from the list below:

Objectives and Outcomes


Program Educational Objectives:

  1. Graduates will have demonstrated a mastery of their field and have the requisite foundation for lifelong learning and possess the skills to adapt and to thrive within the profession.
  2. Graduates will have demonstrated their ability to assume leadership roles through career advancement or by assuming responsibilities beyond those expected of entry-level positions.
  3. Graduates will be involved in their profession and make contributions to their field.

Student Outcomes:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline
  6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.

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