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Cybersecurity at Kent State Stark

Cybersecurity - A.A.B.

Launch your career in cybersecurity with Kent State's program. Gain the skills needed to protect against cyber threats and secure networks in today's digital world. Read more...

This program can be completed in its entirety at Kent State Stark.

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Program Information

Program Description

Full Description

The Associate of Applied Business degree in Cybersecurity provides students with an applied approach to information security concepts. With an ever-growing threat to sensitive and critical data in the field of information technology, understanding the impact of security issues on businesses and individuals is critical. The degree program gives students the tools they need to address current security issues including risk identification, security testing and monitoring, and enterprise risk management. Because the degree is built upon a solid knowledgebase, additional topics include networking, hardware and operating systems, Cisco networking technologies, cyber defense methods, cyber ethics, incident management and security policies.

Admissions

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, and the Twinsburg Academic Center, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

Some programs may require that students meet certain requirements before progressing through the program. For programs with progression requirements, the information is shown on the Coursework tab.

For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate core competency in cybersecurity-related topics.
  2. Describe the scope of the information security field and its impact on information technology.
  3. Identify and analyze security risks to determine potential impacts.
  4. Demonstrate ability to develop plans to mitigate security risks.
  5. Identify professional, legal and ethical behavior.
Coursework

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
IT 11004SURVEY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 3
IT 11005INTRODUCTION TO OPERATING SYSTEMS AND NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY 3
IT 11009COMPUTER ASSEMBLY AND CONFIGURATION 4
IT 13000APPLIED SECURITY ESSENTIALS 3
IT 21002NETWORK SETUP AND CONFIGURATION 3
IT 21007CYBER ETHICS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 3
IT 21110NETWORK ROUTING AND SWITCHING 3
IT 21200ETHICAL HACKING 3
IT 21300INTRODUCTION TO SECURITY INCIDENT MANAGEMENT 3
IT 22000SURVEY OF IT CYBERSECURITY 3
IT 23000INTRODUCTION TO OPERATING SYSTEM SECURITY 3
IT 24000DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING SECURITY POLICIES 3
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
UC 10001FLASHES 101 1
Kent Core Composition3
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts3
Kent Core Social Sciences3
Kent Core Basic Sciences3
Information Technology (IT) Electives7
Minimum Total Credit Hours:60

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.000 2.000
Roadmap

Roadmap

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
IT 11004 SURVEY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 3
IT 11005 INTRODUCTION TO OPERATING SYSTEMS AND NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY 3
UC 10001 FLASHES 101 1
Information Technology (IT) Elective 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
IT 11009 COMPUTER ASSEMBLY AND CONFIGURATION 4
IT 13000 APPLIED SECURITY ESSENTIALS 3
IT 21002 NETWORK SETUP AND CONFIGURATION 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours13
Semester Three
IT 21007 CYBER ETHICS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 3
IT 21110 NETWORK ROUTING AND SWITCHING 3
IT 21200 ETHICAL HACKING 3
IT 21300 INTRODUCTION TO SECURITY INCIDENT MANAGEMENT 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
IT 22000 SURVEY OF IT CYBERSECURITY 3
IT 23000 INTRODUCTION TO OPERATING SYSTEM SECURITY 3
IT 24000 DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING SECURITY POLICIES 3
Information Technology (IT) Elective 4
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:60
Program Delivery
  • Delivery:
    • ​Fully online