Bachelor of Applied Science in Cyber Operations and Resilience

Bachelor Degree
Boise State University
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Instruction Method
Online
Time to Degree
4 years

About the program

Cyber Operations and Resilience (CORe) is an asynchronous online program that prepares students to work in environments where anticipating, detecting, mitigating, and managing cyber, physical, and interdependencies infrastructure threats is crucial. This program is focused on the interplay of systems, technical, program management, and policy skills necessary to design, remediate, and operate resilient information systems, physical systems, networks. A holistic system level thinking approach is at the heart of the CORe program. The asynchronous online curriculum provides for a number of achievement modalities: pathways for high school students (traditional and career & technical education), community college graduates, and working professionals with an undergraduate degree in any field; Stackable certification pathways for learners to achieve career alignment; and a curriculum that awards experiential learning credits in affordable manner.

Program of Study

University Foundations Requirements
Complete the following requirements
University Foundations take 3 credits
Foundations of Writing take 6 credits
Foundations of Oral Communication take 3 credits
Foundations of Mathematics take 3-4 credits
Foundations of Natural, Physical, and Applied Science take 7 credits, in 2 different fields, including at least 1 with a lab
Foundations of Arts take 3 credits
Foundations of Humanities take 3-4 credits
Foundations of Social Sciences take 6 credits, in 2 different fields
Core Requirements take the following courses
CORE400 - Cyber Systems Thinking
3
CORE405 - Cyber Project Management and Design
3
CORE470 - Cyber Risk Management
3
CPS301 - Information Assurance and Critical Thinking
3
CPS401 - Defensive Security
3
CPS402 - Offensive Security
3
CPS403 - Recovery and Forensics
3
CPS411 - Foundational Essentials for IT Network Practitioners
3
CPS412 - Foundational Ess for IT Cyber Security Prac (CompTIA Security+)
3
Cyber Depth Electives take 4-7 credits
4 - 7
CORE401 - Cyber Risk Assessment
1
CORE410 - Applied Cybersecurity Programming
1
CORE411 - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
1
CORE412 - Cyber Security Operations Center
1
CORE413 - Internet of Things Architecture
1
CORE421 - Cyber Business and Regulatory Operations
1
CORE422 - Cyber Red and Blue Teams
1
CORE450 - Cyber Threat Intelligence
3
CORE460 - Cyber Resilience Systems Design
3
Applied Learning take 2-6 credits
2 - 6
CORE484 - CORe Experiential Learning
1
CORE485 - CORe Prior Learning
1
CORE486 - CORe Certification
1
CORE493 - Internships
3
Finishing Foundations take the following course
CORE480 - Cyber Capstone
3
Technical Education Credits
40 - 47
Technical education credits from a technical associate degree (AAS or equivalent) awarded by a regionally accredited institution.
Grand Total Credits
120

Program Pathway

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Year 1
Fall
15 Credits
University Foundations
3
UF100 - Foundations of Intellectual Life
Foundations of Writing
3
ENGL101 - Writing and Rhetoric I
Take 1 course
3
Foundations of Mathematics
Take 1 course
3
Foundations of Arts
Take 1 course
3
Technical Education Credits
Spring
16 Credits
Foundations of Writing
3
ENGL102 - Writing and Rhetoric II
Take 1 course
4
Foundations of Natural, Physical, and Applied Science
Take 1 course
3
Foundations of Oral Communication
Take 1 course
3
Foundations of Social Sciences
Take 1 course
3
Foundations of Humanities
Year 2
Fall
15 Credits
Core Requirements
3
CPS301 - Information Assurance and Critical Thinking
University Foundations
3
UF200 - Foundations of Ethics and Diversity
Take 1 course
3
Technical Education Credits
Take 1 course
3
Technical Education Credits
Take 1 course
3
Technical Education Credits
Spring
15 Credits
Core Requirements
3
CORE400 - Cyber Systems Thinking
Core Requirements
3
CPS401 - Defensive Security
Core Requirements
3
CPS402 - Offensive Security
Take 1 course
3
Technical Education Credits
Take 1 course
3
Technical Education Credits
Year 3
Fall
15 Credits
Core Requirements
3
CORE470 - Cyber Risk Management
Take 1 course
3
Technical Education Credits
Take 1 course
3
Technical Education Credits
Take 1 course
3
Technical Education Credits
Take 1 course
3
Technical Education Credits
Spring
18 Credits
Core Requirements
3
CPS403 - Recovery and Forensics
Core Requirements
3
CPS411 - Foundational Essentials for IT Network Practitioners
Take 1 course
3
Cyber Depth Electives
Take 1 course
3
Cyber Depth Electives
Take 1 course
1
Cyber Depth Electives
Take 1 course
3
Technical Education Credits
Take 1 course
2
Technical Education Credits
Year 4
Fall
18 Credits
Core Requirements
3
CPS412 - Foundational Ess for IT Cyber Security Prac (CompTIA Security+)
Take 1 course
3
Applied Learning
Take 1 course
3
Applied Learning
Take 1 course
3
Technical Education Credits
Take 1 course
3
Technical Education Credits
Take 1 course
3
Technical Education Credits
Spring
15 Credits
Core Requirements
3
CORE405 - Cyber Project Management and Design
Finishing Foundations
3
CORE480 - Cyber Capstone
Take 1 course
3
Foundations of Natural, Physical, and Applied Science
Take 1 course
3
Foundations of Social Sciences
Take 1 course
3
Technical Education Credits