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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science – Cyber Operations Specialization

About the B.S. in Computer Science Degree – Cyber Operations Specialization

Threats online are everywhere — the need for cybersecurity has never been greater. Do you want to join the growing field that is protecting online data for both individuals and organizations? Cedarville University’s B.S. in Computer Science Cyber Operations specialization — recognized as an N.S.A. Center of Excellence in Cyber Operations — can help you get there!

You will be prepared for many in-demand positions in the crucially important field of cybersecurity. You will learn the technical knowledge and skills required to perform specialized cyber operations related to collection, exploitation, and response utilized by organizations like the National Security Agency (NSA) and U.S. Cyber Command. Understanding these concepts will also equip you to defend computer systems and networks in the cybersecurity industry. Additionally, you will learn security fundamentals, cryptography, and secure software development principles that will equip you to write secure software. In today’s world where cyber threats ares constantly present and increasingly dangerous, these skills are attractive to employers for even non-cyber specific software development roles.

Cyber Operations Track Program Highlights

Dedicated lab space. You will will practice attack and defend scenarios in a specially equipped cybersecurity lab, where every workstation has the capability of hosting its own network of virtual machines.

Certification. Cedarville’s Cyber Operations track has been certified as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO), making Cedarville part of an elite group of institutions to receive this designation.

Accreditation. Cedarville’s computer science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

What can I do with Cyber Operations?

You will be prepared for careers in the growing cybersecurity field, including:

  • Network Security Engineer
  • Penetration Tester
  • Security Analyst
  • Software Developer

Opportunities to Learn Outside the Classroom

Internships. You’ll acquire in-demand skills that will prepare you for summer internships. Our students have found that there’s no substitute for real-world experience.

Cyber competitions. You’ll be able to test your skills in cyber competitions, such as the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, the National Cyber League, and others.

Cyber Awareness team. You can join the Cyber Awareness team, which promotes cyber safety to the surrounding community.

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Program Faculty

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Seth Hamman, Ph.D.

Director, Center for the Advancement of Cybersecurity

  • Location ENS 171
  • Phone 937-766-7686
  • Email Email
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Patrick Dudenhofer, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

  • Location ENS 220 B
  • Phone 937-766-8023
  • Email Email

Computer Science – Cyber Operations Program Curriculum

Building on our core liberal arts and Bible minor courses, as well as your computer science major courses, you will take a five course sequence in cyber operations: a fundamentals course, two specialized courses in network security, and two specialized courses in software security. 

Sample Courses

  • Cyber Operations
  • Software Security
View Curriculum Plan and Catalog