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2013-2014 Catalog 
2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer and Information Systems Security, BS

Department of Computer Science, College of Sciences and Technology

62 credits

Introduction/What is the Study of Computer and Information Systems Security?

This is a joint academic program between Western Washington University (WWU) and Whatcom Community College (WCC), culminating in a baccalaureate degree in computer and information systems security. Students complete the first two years of the program at WCC, earning an Associate in Applied Science - Transfer Degree in Cybersecurity. The final two years of the program at WWU enables them to complete the requirements for BS in Computer and Information Systems Security (CISS).

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How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

  • Completion of Associate in Applied Science Degree in Computer Information Systems from Whatcom Community College
  • Completion of at least 91 quarter-system credits including the following courses: CIS 106, CIS 110, CIS 116, CIS 205, CIS 214, CIS 215, CIS 216, CIS 227, CIS 228, CIS 229, CS 140, CS 145, MATH 141, MATH 142, MATH 151, ENGL& 101, PHYS& 221, PHIL 130 and electives of 0-7 credits of any transferable college level courses numbered 100 or above
  • Minimum GPA of 2.50

Application Process

Priority consideration for admission will be given to applicants submitting all of the following requirements by the priority deadline:

Major Declaration Process

Students will be declared majors upon admission acceptance. For further questions, please contact Mary Hall, WWU Computer Science Department, at Mary.Hall@wwu.edu or (360) 650-2300.

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.