Jul 13, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25

Information & Telecommunication Systems, Cybersecurity Track (B.S.)

Major code BS5390

Scripps College of Communication 
J. Warren McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies  
360 Schoonover Center
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4890

Charles Linscott, contact person

Program Overview

Protecting information networks from criminal and state-sponsored threats has become an essential element of ensuring the continuity of business, governmental, and social activities. The Cybersecurity Track in the ITS program prepares students to protect information and networking technology from nefarious threat actors. Successful cybersecurity practices require technical, managerial, and policy knowledge, and the Cybersecurity Track’s curriculum blends theoretical study and practical experience to prepare students for challenging and rewarding jobs in the cybersecurity field.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

GPA of 2.5 is required. Transfers may be limited due to capacity constraints.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

An ITS Cybersecurity Track degree provides career opportunities in a variety of settings. ITS graduates manage the operations and security of networks at companies in the insurance, banking, consumer product, industrial, government, and retail sectors. Companies that have hired ITS graduates include Progressive Insurance, Nationwide Insurance, Kroger, Marathon Petroleum, JP Morgan Chase, Cardinal Health, Fifth Third Bank, Xerox, and Abercrombie & Fitch. ITS graduates are also employed in branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and in state and federal government offices.

ITS graduates have also found employment at major telecommunication and information service providers or vendors such as AT&T, Cincinnati Bell/altafiber, CenturyLink, Verizon, Sprint, Cisco Systems, Time Warner Telecom, Lumen, Microsoft, IBM, EMC, Google, and PowerNet. ITS graduates manage and engineer networks, oversee network security, and sell information and telecommunication products and services.

ITS graduates have also found opportunities with consulting companies like Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton, Deloitte, PwC, and Capgemini. The School’s placement rate is among the highest in the Scripps College of Communication. Our graduates enjoy substantial starting salaries.


University-wide Graduation Requirements

Ohio University requires the completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours for the conferral of a bachelor’s degree. This program can be completed within that 120-hour requirement. For more information on the minimum hours requirement and other university-wide requirements, please review the Graduation Requirements – University-wide  page.

College-Level Requirements for the Scripps College of Communication

View the College-Level Requirements for the Scripps College of Communication .

Cybersecurity Track Core Requirements

Complete four courses from the following:

Cybersecurity Track Breadth Elective

Complete one of the following courses:

Non-ITS Requirements

Complete the following requirements outside of ITS:

Area of Concentration

Complete five courses from the following list, with at least two courses being at the 3000-level or above: