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Student Learning Outcomes

Cybersecurity Program

School Goals(SG) - School of Liberal Arts
School Goal(SG) Code School Goals (SGs)
SG1 Demonstrate proficiency in critical analysis, written and oral communication, and research
SG2 Possess the intellectual and technological skills that will insure opportunities for graduate admission and enhance career success and satisfaction
SG3 Maintain currency by a commitment to opportunities for life-long learning
SG4 Recognize ethical responsibilities within and to the community – local, national, and global

Program Goals (PG) - MS in Cybersecurity
Program Goal(PG) Code Program Goals (PGs) School Goal (SG) Alignment
PG1 Present the core concepts and fundamental knowledge units required for information assurance and cyber defense in cyber spaces SG1, SG2
PG2 Acquire up-to-date practical technologies and problem-solving skillsets needed to respond effectively to the evolving cyber attack landscape SG1, SG2, SG3
PG3 Acquire legal issues and regulations governing IT infrastructures and preventing human rights and digital assets from illegal or unauthorized penetrations SG4
PG4 Provide national-standard cyber skills and trustworthiness required in cyber spaces to typical and virtual classrooms SG1, SG2, SG4
PG5 Perform technical research activities required for cyber threats, cyber defense and offense, and trustworthiness SG1, SG2, SG3, SG4
PG6 Produce leaderships and professionals to strengthen enterprise and global digital assets and information security. SG1, SG2, SG3, SG4
PG7 Produce cybersecurity graduates with successful career skills appropriate to their work space and professional degree programs SG1, SG2, SG3, SG4
SG4 Recognize ethical responsibilities within and to the community – local, national, and global

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PO) - MS in Cybersecurity
Program Student Learning Outcomes (PO) Code Program Student Learning Outcomes (POs) Program Goal (PG) Alignment
PO1 Identify types of risks, cyber threats and cyber attacks through wired and wireless network communications PG1, PG2, PG3, PG4
PO2 Demonstrate proficiency in programming
PG2, PG4, PG6
PO3 Demonstrate the ability to efficiently and effectively adapt to solve time- and location-critical problems PG2, PG4, PG5, PG6, PG7
PO4 Design, develop, and implement to prove the concepts of cyber defense, cyber offense, cyber investigation and cyber management PG1, PG2, PG4, PG5
PO5 Prepare and present cost-benefit analyses of IT disaster, IT recovery and business continuity PG4, PG5, PG6
PO6 Understand and improve techniques of information hiding, information assurance, information encryption and information decryption PG1, PG2, PG4, PG5
PO7 Function effectively in a team to complete a programming / detecting and preventing internal and external cyber attacks and cyber intrusions PG4, PG5, PG6
PO8 Apply design and development principles in the construction of software systems of varying complexity in multiple security levels PG4, PG5, PG6, PG7
PO9 Acquire evidence related to cyber crimes from personal computers, smartphones, infrastructure hosts, wired and wireless networks PG4, PG6, PG7
PO10 Identify and improve global and local IT infrastructures to comply with governing local, state and federal rules and regulations PG3, PG5, PG6
PO11 Demonstrate the functionality of the developed prototype to a range of audiences PG4, PG5, PG6, PG7
PO12 Demonstrate the ability to communicate to lay-people about the usage of cybersecurity concepts and treatments PG3, PG4, PG6, PG7
PO13 Identify research problems, conduct research activities and write a research report/thesis PG1, PG2, PG3, PG5, PG6, PG7

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