Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Alabama will offer a Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security (CYS) beginning Fall 2020.  This program is designed to provide a rigorous, technical degree that imparts the necessary knowledge, skills, and motivations to protect and defend digital information from attacks. The B.S. degree in Cyber Security will provide students with the technical skills and theoretical concepts needed to protect the Internet-connected hardware, software and data of computer systems. The Cyber Security program will be an accredited program that satisfies the ABET CAC accredited cyber security computing program criteria.  The B.S. in Cyber Security is comprised of traditional core Computer Science courses, technical Cyber courses, and law/policy/ethics courses.

The University of Alabama Undergraduate Catalog is home to the most up-to-date curriculum and course information. For further information on our programs, please visit the College of Engineering section of the catalog. The College’s Academic Advising Center can assist current students with curriculum information.


Students are advised through the College of Engineering Academic Advising Center, the focal point for undergraduate students to efficiently get correct and timely information about courses needed to complete their education. The advising process is designed to ensure a timely completion of the degree, as well as satisfaction with the student’s overall academic experience.


For additional questions about the undergraduate program, contact Dr. Travis Atkison.

In addition to the standard Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree, the department offers a concentration in Cyber Security.