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College of Business and Technology

Cybersecurity and Modern Networks

Cybersecurity and Modern Networks

Be the frontline defense against cyber-crimes and hackers with a degree in cybersecurity and modern networks.

Cybersecurity and Modern Networks (CSMN) supplements the core curriculum with courses in secure software development and systems deployment; cloud, wireless, and mobile computing; and sensor-based (Internet of Things) computing. This concentration is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in computer security and in networking-enabled application development. This concentration is also recommended for those who plan to do graduate work in cybersecurity.

Students interested in the Cybersecurity and Modern Networks concentration will start in the Computer Science concentration and apply to start the Cybersecurity and Modern Networks concentration in their third year.


Students may apply for admission to the CSMN concentation after completing a designated set of foundational courses.

  • Advanced program with competitive admissions process
  • Requires Departmental approval
  • Cohort-based learning model during last 2 years
    • Up to thirty (30) students will be admitted each fall
    • Cohorts will begin Fall 2021
  • All four (4) years must be completed at ETSU
  • CSMN concentration will be eligible for initial ABET review in 2024

Learning Outcomes

  1. Each graduate of the Cybersecurity and Modern Networks Concentration will have the ability to apply security principles and practices to anticipate, plan for, and manage threats to system operation.
  2. Each graduate of the Cybersecurity and Modern Networks Concentration will have the ability to employ security principles and practices to plan for, respond to, and recover from violations of system security.
  3. Each graduate of the Cybersecurity and Modern Networks Concentration will have the ability to design and implement secure, efficient modern networks to meet the needs of contemporary organizations.
Foundational Courses
  • CSCI 1250 Introduction to Computer Science I
  • CSCI 1260 Introduction to Computer Science II
  • CSCI 1900 Math for Computer Science
  • CSCI 2150 Computer Organization
  • CSCI 2210 Data Structures
  • CSCI 3400 Networking Fundamentals
  • MATH 1910 Calculus I
  • MATH 2050 Foundations of Probability and Statistics - Calculus Based
As a part of the application process, students must commit to the cohort's course schedule and present a statement of academic/career goals. A faculty committee will evaluate applicants based on their academic work and their potential to succeed in the CSMN concentration.
Concentration Courses
  • CSCI 2160 Assembly Language
  • CSCI 2200 UNIX Fundamentals
  • CSCI 3410 Enterprise Information Systems
  • CSCI 3600 Computer Scripting
  • CSCI 3610 Secure Coding
  • CSCI 4507 Computer Forensics
  • CSCI 4537 Ethical Hacking
  • CSCI 4607 Information Risk Management
  • CSCI 4637 Wireless & Mobile Computing
  • CSCI 4657 Cloud Computing
  • CSCI 4677 Internet of Things (IoT)

CSCI Course Catalog

Cybersecurity and Modern Networks Program Catalog


Contact an advisor today!

Mr. Corey Dean
Office: 461 Nicks Hall
Phone: (423) 439-6406


Mrs. Jessica Houston
Office: 460 Nicks Hall
Phone: (423) 439-7413
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