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Bachelor of Science in Information Systems - Cyber Security Track (CYS-IS)

Enlightened by the importance of cybersecurity domain and the high demand for professionals equipped with security expertise now and in the future, the College of Computer and Information Sciences at Prince Sultan University has launched the Cybersecurity track. The track provides the students with a solid understanding of security technology and organizational management principles and practices, preparing them to make knowledgeable and responsible decisions. The students are prepared for a career that involves design and application of secure and resilient computer hardware and software systems. The track equips the students with the necessary technologies and techniques to detect and eliminate vulnerabilities and the safe operation of the Internet of Things, cloud computing, healthcare, computer networks, and wireless communications. The Cybersecurity track is designed to prepare graduates to take relevant certification exams, specifically Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Students in any of the three undergraduate programs offered at CCIS: Computer Science, Information Systems and Software Engineering are eligible to opt for this track.​

IS-CYS Track Study Plan

Year 1Semester 1  Semester 2 
Course#TITLE
CRsCourse#TITLECRs
CS 101Computer Programming I​​

4CS 102Computer Programming II3
SCI 101Introduction to Physical Sciences3CS 175Computer Organization & Digital Logic3
ENG 101Entensive English Writing 3STAT 101
Introduction to Statistics & Probability    3
MATH 111Calculus 13BUS 101Introduction to Business Administration
3
ARAB 101Arabic Writing 12ENG 103Research Writing Techniques3
ISC 101Islamic Ethics 2ISC 103Islamic Economic System2
PE xxxPhysical Education1
Total

18Total

17


Year 2Semester 1  Semester 2 
Course#TITLECRsCourse#TITLECRs
IS 201​Introduction to Information Systems3IS 205Business Process Management 3
CS 210Data Structures & Algorithms3IS 231System Analysis and Design3
CS 285Discrete Math for Computing3IS 211Web Development 3
ACC 101Introduction to Financial Accounting3MKT 301Principles of Marketing                                    3
COM 201Communications Skills​
3PSY 101Introduction to Psychology 3
ARAB 103Arabic Writing II2ISC 105Holy Quran Sciences                          2
PE xxxPhysical Education1
Total

17Total

18


Year 3Semester 1  Semester 2 
Course#TITLE
CRsCourse#TITLECRs
IS 251   Enterprise Architecture                      3CS 331Data Communication and Computer Networks3
CS 330Introduction to Operating Systems  3IS 361
IS Project Management
3
IS 241Database Management and Applications3IS 371
Quantitative Analysis 
3
CYS 401Fundamentals of Cybersecurity 3CYS 402
Secure Software Development 3
FIN 301
Principles of Finance 3CYS 403
Security Risk Management, Governance and Control 
3
COM 301
Professional and Technical Presentations
2ETHC 303
Ethical and Social Aspects of Computing3
ISC 203
New Financial Transactions              
2
Total

19Total

18


Year 4Semester 1  Semester 2 
Course#TITLE
CRsCourse#TITLE CRs
IS 478Information Systems Security 
3​IS 492
Co-Op in Information Systems                                   
10
CYS 404
Cyber Physical Systems Security
3


CYS 405
Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking3


xxx xxx
Free Elective 3


BUS/ECON
BUS 201 or ECON 101
3


ARAB 203
Arabic Writing III
2

Total

17​Total

10