Arizona State University
University Senate

Senate Motion #2019-10


Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee,

Date of First Reading: August 27, 2018

Date of Second Reading: September 24, 2018

Title of Motion: Request from the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences – School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences - for the establishment of an undergraduate certificate – Applied Cybersecurity

Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.  

Rationale: This collaborative program, between the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, the W.P. Carey School of Business, and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, is specifically designed to meet the "One University in Many Places" mandate. The goal is to build competencies in security operations; risk assessment; network security; and governmental and regulatory compliance in an interdisciplinary learning setting. Building upon core skills that students bring with them from their majors, students practice dealing with cyber threats and resolving such issues from multiple perspectives. This is an ideal supplement for students interested in careers in cybersecurity, such as Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst, Information Security Engineer, Cyber Risk Analyst, Network Security Engineer, and ultimately Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), in both the private sector and within government agencies (FBI, Homeland Security, NSA, DOD)



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