Apr 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Information Technology in Cybersecurity, B.A.S.

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The program curriculum will equip students with advanced and sought-after industry IT and security skills, enabling students to obtain advanced industry-recognized certifications (e.g., Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCSF)). Although encouraged throughout the program, taking exams for these certificates will not be required for program completion.

General Education basics, including required sciences and mathematics: 60 total credit hours
• IT and cybersecurity courses: 60 credit hours
o Information technology (IT) requiring basic programming and advanced IT courses: 42 total credit hours
o Cyber security courses: 18 total credit hours


The curriculum is also designed to integrate a 2 + 1 degree pathway. This approach will enable students to start their education at a Tennessee community college and transfer to the proposed program after completing an IT-related, science, or engineering technology Associate of Science (AS) or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. These students, after completing the proposed curriculum, will graduate in one year from the program. AA/AAS transfer students will transfer 60-65 credit hours and take additional 60 hours at UTC to complete the program requirement of 120 hours.


Due to the program’s accelerated nature, students’ courses are designed with a shorter duration. Students would not be allowed to take regular semester-long courses while in the program. A student will be enrolled in three to four upper-level courses per term. To succeed in the intense one-year program, students in the BAS-ITCyS program must take the courses that are a part of the program and will not be able to enroll in traditional courses concurrently. During the week, Monday through Friday, students take courses in the morning at UTC and then spend the afternoon at a company as part of their internship program.

General Education and Foundational Science and Math Courses (60 hours)

Students must complete 60 hours of foundational coursework in order to enroll in this program.

Rhetoric and Writing (6 hours)
Fine Arts and Humanities: one course in each subcategory (6 hours)
    • Historical Understanding (3 hours)
    • Literature (3 hours)
    • Thoughts, Values & Beliefs (3 hours)
    • Visual & Performing Arts (3 hours)
Non-Western Culture (3 hours)
Behavioral and Social Sciences (3 hours)
Basic Math and Sciences (21 hours)
    • Pre-calculus (4 hours) *
    • Algebra (3 hours)
    • Statistics or Probability (3 hours)
    • Natural Science: two science sequence courses with laboratory sections (8 hours)
    • Science (3 hours) *

Elective (3 hours) *
Technical Electives (9 hours) *

Note: Foundational Science and Math Courses are indicated with an asterisk (*). All other courses
are general education.

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