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Applied Science: Cyber Operations Emphasis

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Applied Science: Cyber Operations Emphasis

Bachelor of Applied Science

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The Bachelor of Applied Science in Cyber Operations is designed specifically to prepare graduates for entry into any one of a number of cyber-related occupations in defense, law enforcement, and private industry.  Required courses include Cyber Ethics, Investigations and Forensics; Cyber Threat Intelligence; Malware Threats, Attacks and Analysis; Cyber Warfare; and a Capstone/Internship experience.  Courses will combine hands-on cyber activities in a controlled environment with a strong academic educational experience that improves communication and critical thinking skills.  

Major Details

College: University of Arizona South
Admissions Requirements:

As a 2+2 program partnering with community colleges and offering the second two years of the degree program only, this major has additional admission criteria. The Cyber Operations program requires a supplemental program application in addition to admission to The University of Arizona. The minimum entrance requirements include:

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA in your most recent 60 units
  • AAS degree or employment background in Cyber Operations or IT Security field
  • Resume
  • Goal Statement

Math Required:


    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • UA Online
  • UA Douglas
  • UA South Online
  • UA Pinal
  • UA Santa Cruz
  • UA Sierra Vista
  • UA Tech Park
  • UA South Yuma

Four-Year Plan

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UA Course Requirements Units
4th Semester
Student needs 60 completed units to begin BAS sequence 60
ENGL 101 3
ENGL 102 3
Community College Math 3
Second Semester Second Language 4
5th Semester
Technical Writing 3
Intro to Cyber Operations 3
Applied Mathematics 3
Cyber Threat Intelligence 3
Tier II General Education 3
6th Semester
Methods of Analysis 3
Cyber Investigations and Forensics 3
Tier II General Education 3
Critical Thinking Course: INFV 320 3
Tier II General Education 3
7th Semester
Applied Ethics 3
Cyber Warfare 3
Malware Threats and Analysis 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
8th Semester
Capstone 3
Cyber Elective 3
Additional Cyber Elective 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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