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The Cybersecurity program is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in the principles and methods of cybersecurity, as well as the fundamental knowledge and tools for applying security measures across a variety of network architectures and settings. In addition to serving as a strong foundation for pursuing a bachelor's degree in cybersecurity, this associate degree program will provide the educational background and hands-on training necessary to prepare students for entry into the cybersecurity sector. The curriculum includes a combination of general education, computer science, and network technology courses to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and training necessary for a successful transition into a career in security, and to meet National Security Agency (NSA) and Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) core foundational content and standards.
Note: Students must earn a grade of at least C in all computer course requirements and must maintain a 2.0 GPA. Many courses require prerequisites, corequisites and/or testing. See course descriptions for details.
Only 6-credits in Humanities Elective are required and 6-credits in Social Science Electives are required. If transferring to Johnson & Wales University, one of your Humanities Electives must be Ethics (PHIL 2030).
If you are interested in earning a bachelor's degree, please meet with an Academic Advisor who can help you select the courses that best prepare you for transfer to a four-year college or university. For more information, you can also visit ritransfers.org with resources on course and program transfer to Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island, or visit CCRI's Transfer Articulation page for information on articulation agreements with colleges and universities throughout New England.