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Cybersecurity has become an integral part of life. One does not have to look far to see the benefit and high dependency level that has resulted from the adoption of computing technology. As such, personal and organizational assets must be protected to ensure availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and nonrepudiation.

What are these topics? These are the pillars of Cybersecurity, and you will experience a curriculum that provides you with knowledge through conceptual-based theoretical resources and hands-on labs. Cybersecurity is a fascinating field of study, and the pursuit of Cybersecurity at Milligan will honor a liberal arts curriculum taught from a Christian worldview.

Job Growth

The Bureau of Labor Statistics assimilates Cybersecurity as an Information Security Analyst. The job outlook for this profession through 2031 is projected to grow at 35%.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


The cybersecurity curriculum utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach that provides students with educational nuances and hands-on experiences. Milligan’s cybersecurity students are expected to apply themselves as this will predicate a successful outcome diligently. Students will experience a rigorous but rewarding program that introduces information technology while incorporating humanities, arts, and culture to develop a foundationally sound approach resulting in a comprehensive view of how although singular, they are adjacent and interconnected. The cybersecurity program has a traditional four-year program and a three-year option.

Mission Statement

Provide an exceptional cybersecurity education that will prepare students to be servant leaders in their families, community, and industry where the assimilation of the Christian faith, information technology, technical skills, and social stewardship where the experience at Milligan University comes full circle. Deliver regional and non-regional organizations with highly qualified graduates whose developed cybersecurity skills allow them to approach challenges ethically, assertively, and professionally.

Core Courses
 Cybersecurity Core Courses (57-58 hour major)
CS 201 – Computer Organization and Architecture (3)
CS 211 – Programming Logic (3)
CS 230 – Information Assurance and Security (3)
CS 297 – Object Oriented Programming (3)
CS 301 – Operating Systems (3)
CS 307 – Data Structures (3)
CS 320 – Networking and Communications (3)
CS 313 – Advanced Programming (3)
CS 350 – Analysis of Algorithms (3)
COMM 305 – Specialized and Technical Writing (3)
IS 305 – Database Management (3)
IS 332 – Legal, Ethical and Privacy Issues (3)
Math 211 – Calculus I (4) or Math 213 – Statistics (3)
MATH 302 – Discrete Math (3)
Specific Courses
Cybersecurity Courses specific courses 
CS 330 – Computer Forensics (3) 
CS 327 – Ethical Hacking (3) 
CS 425 – Network Security (3) 
CS 410 – Systems Administration (3) 
One technical elective* (3) 
* Chosen in consultation with advisor 
Computer Requirements

Windows-based computer running Windows 10 or above

Course Requirements

View all details and course requirements for this program in the Milligan Catalog (link below). The Milligan academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the Catalog.

3-Year Degree Option

The three-year Bachelor’s degree option accelerates the traditional undergraduate process and is perfect for highly-motivated students. With an academically rigorous schedule, students save time and reach the workforce or graduate school earlier while still gaining the skills and experience their career paths demand. You also can still engage fully in campus life — be an athlete, lead a club, complete an internship (or two), conduct research with a professor, and be in on all the Milligan traditions.

Graduating in three years requires full-time enrollment for three consecutive fall and spring semesters as well as two summer terms, as outlined in the chart below. You’ll complete a total of 128 credits, including core curriculum, major, and optional minor or elective courses. Dual enrollment or AP credits may reduce your load or the need for some summer sessions.

Year 117.5 hrs17 hrs11 hrs
Year 217.5 hrs18 hrs11 hrs
Year 318 hrs18 hrs



Carolyn Carter
Associate Dean of the William B. Greene, Jr. School of Business and Technology; The Don and Clarinda Jeanes Chair of Servant Leadership; Professor of Computer Information Systems and Business Administration

Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity

Dale Giblin
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Namyoun Choi
Associate Professor of Computer Science

Amanda Bristol
Director of Information Technology

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