Bachelor of Science Computer Science Cyber Operations

About

EWU’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Cyber Operations builds upon the cyber operations BS with a much deeper understanding of the mathematics and computer science needed for cybersecurity. In this more advanced program, students will develop a deeper understanding of cryptography and the reverse-engineering of programs, as well as the technical and non-technical aspects of cyber operations.

Curriculum & Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Computer Science Cyber Operations Major, Bachelor of Science (BS)

Exam Requirement: All Computer Science majors are required to pass the Advanced Programming Exam prior to taking courses for which it is a prerequisite. Passing the exam is required for graduation and no exam waivers will be granted for degree completion.

Note: no course may be used as both a requirement and an elective in a student's program.

Grade Requirements: As a computer science student, you are expected to maintain an overall university GPA ≥2.3. Each computer science course must be completed with a minimum grade ≥C+. All supporting courses required by the department must be completed with a minimum grade ≥C.

Required Computer Science Courses
CYBR 101CYBERSECURITY FUNDAMENTALS5
CSCD 202COMPUTING ETHICS4
CSCD 210PROGRAMMING PRINCIPLES I5
CSCD 211PROGRAMMING PRINCIPLES II5
CSCD 212OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING WITH DESIGN PATTERNS5
CSCD 240C AND UNIX PROGRAMMING5
CSCD 260ARCHITECTURE AND ORGANIZATION4
or EENG 260 MICROCONTROLLER SYSTEMS
CSCD 300DATA STRUCTURES5
CSCD 320ALGORITHMS5
CSCD 327RELATIONAL DATABASE SYSTEMS4
CSCD 330COMPUTER NETWORKS4
CSCD 340OPERATING SYSTEMS5
CSCD 350SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PRINCIPLES4
CSCD 420COMPILERS4
Required Cybersecurity Courses
CSCD 303COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SECURITY4
CSCD 433ADVANCED NETWORKING CONCEPTS4
CSCD 434NETWORK SECURITY4
CSCD 437SECURE CODING4
CYBR 403CYBERSECURITY POLICIES, PRIVACY AND LAWS4
CYBR 410APPLIED CYBER DEFENSE4
CYBR 412APPLIED CYBER OPERATIONS4
CYBR 455DIGITAL FORENSICS AND CYBERCRIME4
Required Supporting Courses
EENG 160DIGITAL CIRCUITS5
MATH/HONS 161CALCULUS I5
MATH 162CALCULUS II5
MATH 231LINEAR ALGEBRA5
MATH 301DISCRETE MATHEMATICS5
MATH 380ELEMENTARY PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS5
Required Laboratory Science Sequence–choose one sequence from the following 10-13
Biology
BIOLOGY I
BIOLOGY II
BIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION
Chemistry
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
Geoscience
DISCOVERING GEOLOGY
THE EARTH'S CLIMATE AND WEATHER
Physics
GENERAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
MECHANICS LABORATORY
HEAT AND OPTICS LABORATORY
Required Electives–choose two courses from the following8
Note: many of these elective courses have prerequisites.
Notes: No course may be used for an elective that is used to satisfy another major requirement. Upper division MATH or CSCD 495–499 courses must have prior department approval of topic content.
SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMMING
RANDOMIZED ALGORITHMS AND PROBABILISTIC ANALYSIS
ADVANCED DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
DATA MINING
BIG DATA ANALYTICS
PRINCIPLES OF PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE
TOPICS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (prior departmental approval of topic content is required)
DISTRIBUTED MULTIPROCESSING
GPU COMPUTING
ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE AND ORGANIZATION
COMPUTING SYSTEMS: ORGANIZATION AND DESIGN
EMBEDDED SYSTEMS
EMBEDDED SYSTEMS DESIGN
EMBEDDED REAL-TIME CONTROL
REAL TIME EMBEDDED SYSTEMS
PARALLEL AND CLOUD COMPUTING
3D COMPUTER GRAPHICS PRINCIPLES
ADVANCED 3D COMPUTER GRAPHICS
VIRTUAL REALITY AND DATA VISUALIZATION
INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS
MODELING AND SIMULATION
HUMAN COMPUTER INTERFACE
INTERNSHIP (variable credit–up to two 4 credit internships are allowed)
EXPERIMENTAL COURSE (variable credit–prior departmental approval of topic content is required)
SEMINAR (variable credit–may be repeated)
DIRECTED STUDY (variable credit–prior departmental approval of topic content is required)
Required Senior Capstone Series
CSCD 488SENIOR PROJECT5
CSCD 490SENIOR CAPSTONE5
Total Credits154-157

Catalog Listing

General Education

University Competencies and Proficiencies

English 
Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning
Placement and Clearance 
Prior Learning/Sources of Credit AP, CLEP, IB


General Education Requirements (GER)

  • Minimum Credits—180 cumulative credit hours 
    • 60 upper-division credits (300 level or above)
    • 45 credits in residence (attendance) at Eastern, with at least 15 upper-division credits in major in residence at Eastern
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA ≥2.0

Breadth Area Core Requirements (BACR)

Humanities and Arts 
Natural Sciences 
Social Sciences


University Graduation Requirements (UGR)

Diversity Course List
World Language (for Bachelor of Arts)
Global Studies Course List
Minor or Certificate
Senior Capstone Course List


Application for Graduation (use EagleNET) must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).

Use the Catalog Archives to determine two important catalog years.
Requirements in Degree Works are based on these two catalog years:

  1. The catalog in effect at the student's first term of current matriculation is used to determine BACR (Breadth Area Credit Requirements) and UGR (Undergraduate Graduation Requirements).
  2. The catalog in effect at the time the student declares a major or minor is used to determine the program requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who earn a BS in Computer Science Cyber Operations from EWU should be able to:​​​

  • analyze a complex computing problem and apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions;
  • design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline, utilizing techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice;
  • communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts;
  • recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles, including local and global impacts of computing solutions on individuals, organizations, and society;
  • function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline;
  • apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions;
  • apply security principles and practices to maintain operations in the presence of risks and threats.