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Cybersecurity, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Cybersecurity major is built on a technical foundation of computing and information technology. Students in this major acquire a background in cybersecurity related to information, software, systems, users, and organizations including aspects of policy, human factors, risk management, ethics, and impact on society.

Mission

Led by outstanding faculty and professional staff, the University of South Florida conducts innovative scholarship, creative activity and basic and translational research, and delivers a world-class educational experience promoting the success of our talented and diverse undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. 

As a public metropolitan research university, University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee, in partnership with our communities, serves the people of Florida, the nation, and the world by fostering intellectual inquiry and outcomes that positively shape the future - regionally, nationally and globally.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Databases for Information Technology
  • Information Technology Concepts
  • Foundations of Cybersecurity
  • Secure Software Development (USF Sarasota-Manatee course)
  • Programming Fundamentals for Information Technology
  • Object Oriented Programming for Information Technology
  • Advanced Program Design for Information Technology
  • Web Systems for Information Technology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Complete the online application.
  • Pay the non-refundable US $30 application fee.
  • Send original or certified copies of academic transcripts, mark sheets, grade reports, diplomas or certificates, national standardized examination results, or other academic course work to USF.
  • Send official SAT or ACT scores to USF. If you are submitting ACT scores, you are required to submit scores for the Writing section, per Florida Board of Governors requirements.
  • Request official ACT scores directly from ACT, Inc. Our school code is 0761.
  • Send official IELTS, TOEFL or PTEA scores to USF (only required for students from non-English speaking countries). Note: TOEFL/IELTS scores are valid for two years from the original date of examination.
  • Send a financial statement that shows funding support based on the estimated cost of attendance for one academic year or two semesters (only required if an F-1 or J-1 visa is required).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17324 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    17324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17324 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6410 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6410 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Tampa

  • 1122 - 1960 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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