Cyber Security

Business & Technology Department


Cyber Security is a four-year program of study designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and expertise to analyze existing security architectures, perform risk management, and apply new security measures to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information systems.

Bachelor of Science
Time to Complete
4 Years
Program Director
Stephen Elliot
Program Learning Outcomes

In addition to meeting the Bible/Theology outcomes, the student will:

  1. Analyze technology needs. Identify and analyze the information technology security needs of a business or ministry and using critical thinking skills, translate that analysis into a set of specifications that include items like security appliances, access controls, user interfaces, data flows and encryption required to satisfy the needs identified.
  2. Design a specified IT environment. The environment will be based on specifications generated through the analysis of a business or ministry, and will consist of computer hardware, software, security appliances, and networks.
  3. Communicate professionally. This would include commenting of programming code, presenting technical information clearly in an aural format, and documenting an information technology environment including software integration, database structures, computer and network security elements, configuration, directory services and other essential components of the environment.
  4. Implement a technology solution. Assemble, configure, and troubleshoot a typical secure business computing environment based on specific documentation of system requirements, including networking, hardware and software integration, database design, and overall systems administration.
Program Admission
  1. Complete the freshman year at Emmaus with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  2. Successful completion of courses CS 101 Fundamental Computer Literacy and PHI 108 Logical Analysis.
  3. Declare intent to pursue a major in Cyber Security.
  4. At the beginning of the sophomore year, apply for entrance into the Cyber Security program.
  5. Payment of all applicable fees for this major ad determined by the Business office and published in their annual statement of fees
Program Requirements
  1. Complete a minimum of 126.5 semester credit hours.
  2. A 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a passing grade in all required courses.
  3. Every student must complete 50% of their program at Emmaus, therefore only a maximum of 60 credits or up to half of their program requirements can be transferred into Emmaus.
  4. Complete the general graduation requirements listed in the Academic Life section of the catalog.
  5. Meet the course requirements in the following areas:
Bible/Theology (30.5 credits)
  • Old Testament Survey 1 (BT 102)
  • Old Testament Survey 2 (BT 104)
  • New Testament Survey (BT 106)
  • Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (BT 120)
  • Survey of Doctrine (BT 151)
  • Biblical Hermeneutics (BT 220)
  • Praxis of Interpretation (BT 320)
  • Biblical and Practical Theology of Transformation (BT 352)
  • Two of the following Theology Electives (6 credits)
    • God, Creation, and Sin (BT 221)
    • Christ, Holy Spirit, and Salvation (BT 321)
    • Church and Final Things (BT 331)
  • Servant Leader Training Seminar (CCS 115)
  • Servant Leader Training (CCS 120)
  • Chapel (CCS 110)
Computer Studies (48 credits)
  • Core Courses:
    • Modern Programming Techniques using Visual Basic (CS 151)
    • Introduction to Computer Hardware (CS 217)
    • Introduction to Networking and Security (CS 222)
    • Introduction to Operating Systems (CS 230)
    • System Troubleshooting (CS 316)
    • Systems Analysis and Design (CS 412)
    • Senior Project (CS 490)
  • Cyber Security Courses:
    • Certified Ethical Hacking (CS 300)
    • Certified Security Analyst (CS 304)
    • Network Security Administrator (CS 400)
    • Penetration Testing Techniques (CS 402)
    • Database Management and Design (CS 312)
    • Leveraging the World Wide Web (CS 325)
    • Computer Studies Electives (3 credits)
  • Mathematics:
    • Probability and Statistics (MAT 310)
    • Discrete Mathematics (MAT/ CS 220)
General Studies (36 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Speech (COM 112)
  • Fundamental Computer Literacy (CS 101)
  • English Composition (ENG 101)
  • Introduction to Literature (ENG 102)
  • Transitions Seminar (FND 101)
  • Senior Seminar (FND 410)
  • Western Civilization 1 or 2 (HIS 131/132) or American History 1 or 2 (HIS 235/236)
  • Christian Life and Worldview* (HUM 111)
  • Intro to Statistics (MAT 160)
  • Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 (MAT 172)
  • Logical Analysis (PHI 108)
  • Introduction to Human Biology and Lab (SCI 241/242) or Introduction to Earth Science and Lab (SCI 230/231)
  • Social Science Elective

*Meets Bible-Related Requirement

Program Planner

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