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Cyber Operations: Cyber Engineering Emphasis

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Cyber Operations: Cyber Engineering Emphasis

Bachelor of Applied Science

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Rising cyber crime has created a global shortage of information security professionals, transforming this field into one of immense growth and opportunities. The Cyber Operations degree equips you to enter those roles and meet that demand.The curriculum delivers offensive and defensive cyber security content within our state-of-the-art Cyber Virtual Learning Environment, which allows you to gain extensive hands-on experience and develop the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to succeed after graduating. In addition, the Cyber Operations degrees offers three degree emphases: Engineering, Defense & Forensics, and Cyber Law & Policy.The Cyber Engineering emphasis is a deeply technical, interdisciplinary, security focused Computer Science program. The Cyber Engineering emphasis meets the National Security Agency (NSA) Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) academic requirements. The National Security Agency has designated the University of Arizona’s Cyber Operations program as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO). With this designation, UA joins an extremely exclusive group of only 20 programs in the nation. The NSA’s CAE-CO designation demonstrates that UA’s Cyber Operations program meets the most demanding academic and technical requirements.

Major Details

College: University of Arizona South
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

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

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
4th Semester
ENGL 101 3
ENGL 102 3
CSC 110, CSC 127A, ECE 175, ISTA 130 3
CSC 252 3
Tier II General Education 3
2nd Semester Second Language 4
Math 112 or Higher 3
BASV 300 or MATH 243 or CSC 245 3
Junior Status Needed for BAS 35
5th Semester
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
6th Semester
CYBV 301: Fundamentals of Cybersecurity 3
CSCV 352: Systems Programming Unix 3
CYBV 385: Intro to Cyber Operations 3
INFV 320: Computational Thinking & Doing 3
BASV 376: Mathematics for Applied Technology 3
7th Semester
CYBV 326: Network Analysis 3
CYBV 452: Principles of Operating Systems (Required for the Cyber Operations Certificate) 3
CYBV 479: Wireless Networking 3
CYBV 471: Assembly Language Programming for Security Professionals 3
8th Semester
CYBV 400: Active Cyber Defense 3
CYBV 329: Cyber Ethics 3
CYBV 454: Malware Threats and Analysis 3
CYBV 480: Cyber Warfare 3
Tier II General Education 3
9th Semester
CYBV 498: Senior Capstone 3
ENGV 306: Advanced Composition 3
CYBV 472: Secure Software Design and Analysis (Required for the Cyber Operations Certificate) 3
NETV 379: Cloud Computing (Required for the Cyber Operations Certificate) 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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