Bachelor of Applied Science in

Secure your future by mastering cybersecurity, where innovation meets the frontline of digital defense. Offered online and at the Starkville campus.

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About the Program

KEY INFORMATION: On this page, we detail the Cybersecurity emphasis area within the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program, a unique focus differing from typical majors or minors. The job prospects, skills, and course information is current. We are planning to transition this emphasis area into a BAS major in the next year.

Are you interested in a career that is both challenging and rewarding? Do you want to be part of a rapidly growing industry that is critical to our national security? As technology continues to advance, the need for cybersecurity professionals has never been greater. Look no further than Mississippi State University's Bachelor of Applied Science in Cybersecurity. Act now and take the first step towards a rewarding and fulfilling career.


Earning your BAS in Cybersecurity builds upon your core skills in cybersecurity acquired with your AAS in cybersecurity, including:

  • Analytical thinking
  • Cloud computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cyber Defense
  • Database management
  • Cyber ethics
  • Communication
  • Organization
  • Leadership
  • Software development


  • MA 1713 Calculus I
  • CSE 1284 Intro to Computer Programming
  • CSE 1384 Intermediate Programming
  • CSE 2213 Methods & Tools for Software Development
  • CSE 2813 Discrete Structures
  • CSE 2383 Data Structures

CSE 3183 Systems Programming

3 HOUR | Starkville, Online

CSE 3713 Introduction to Cyber Security

3 HOUR | Starkville, Online

CSE 3723 Computer Organization

3 HOUR | Starkville, Online

CSE 3763 Ethical & Legal Issues

3 HOUR | Starkville, Online

CSE 4153 Data Communications and Computer Networks

3 HOUR | Starkville, Online

CSE 4173 Cryptography

3 HOUR | Starkville, Online

CSE 4243 Information & Computer Security

3 HOUR | Lecture, Online

CSE 4253 Secure Software Engineering

3 HOUR | Starkville, Online

CSE 4273 Introduction to Computer Forensics

3 HOUR | Starkville, Online

CSE 4363 Software Reverse Engineering

3 HOUR | Starkville, Online

CSE 4383 Network Security

3 HOUR | Starkville, Online

CSE 4773 Introduction to Cyber Operations

3 HOUR | Starkville, Online

Tuition & Scholarships

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Use our Tuition Estimator (2023-2024) to see how affordable your degree could be. Slide the notch to the number of credits you've already earned—which may qualify for transfer credit—to get an estimate of what your degree might cost. This estimate is for tuition and fees only for the Online Campus Only. This estimate does not take into include housing, food, books, supplies, or costs of living. For a better calculation of your true cost, please visit MSU Student Financial Aid, use their TrueCost Calculator tool, and contact them for more guidance. The campus where the courses from the degree are taken (Starkville, Meridian, or Online) does alter the tuition cost per credit hour.



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Scholarships and other financial aid options (MTAG, MESG, PTK, Community College Transfer, Military) will reduce this total tuition and fees cost for the hours you will need to earn a BAS degree.


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If you need help, we are here for you! Before applying, we also recommend that you discuss your career goals, community college degree earned, background, and other questions about the BAS degree with one of our BAS advisors or an MSU Admissions Counselor.

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