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Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Pathway: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Cybersecurity is an area of vital importance to industry, government institutions and national security. You'll graduate workforce-ready, with skills to succeed in this high-demand field that’s expected to grow even more in the future.

Academics

Fall
  • CS 110 Introduction to Computer Science Exclamation Point
    4
  • COMM 112 Small Group Communication
    3
  • ENGR 101 Engineering Problem Solving 1 Exclamation Point
    2
  • ENGR 191
    1
  • MATH 155 Calculus 1 Exclamation Point
    4
  • Lab Science I
    4
18
Spring
  • CS 111 Introduction to Data Structures Exclamation Point
    4
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • MATH 156 Calculus 2 Exclamation Point
    4
  • Lab Science II
    4
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Sit in the front row of your class at least 5 times
  • Find people from class/es who live in your residence hall and review class with them
  • Declare a major and file an academic plan
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Participate in the PRT cram
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Make a friend from another country
  • Participate in an Outdoor Recreation Center spring or winter break trip
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Determine your top five values at a Value Sort Workshop
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Attend a career fair
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

Academics

Fall
  • CPE 271 Introduction to Digital Logic Design Exclamation Point
    3
  • CPE 272 Digital Logic Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • CS 210 File and Data Structures Exclamation Point
    4
  • CS 220 Discrete Mathematics Exclamation Point
    3
  • CYBE 266
    3
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
17
Spring
  • CS 350 Computer System Concepts Exclamation Point
    3
  • MATH 373 Introduction to Cryptography
    3
  • SOCA 101 Introduction to Sociology Exclamation Point
    3
  • STAT 215 Introduction to Probability and Statistics Exclamation Point
    3
  • Lab Science III
    4
16
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Earn a 4.0 in at least one semester
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Visit the Outdoor Education Center and participate in a Challenge Course or Canopy Tour

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Become an Adventure WV student leader
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Join a club sport team

Academics

Fall
  • CPE 310 Microprocessor Systems Exclamation Point
    3
  • CPE 311 Microprocessor Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • CS 230 Introduction to Software Engineering Exclamation Point
    4
  • CS 453 Data and Computer Communications
    3
  • SOCA 431 Cybercrime
    3
14
Spring
  • MIST 357 Information Ethics
    3
  • CS 450 Operating Systems Structures Exclamation Point
    3
  • CS 465 Introduction to Cybersecurity
    3
  • CYBE 366
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a football game
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • Visit the Core Arboretum
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Join a student organization

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Join an intramural team
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Become an Alcohol Literacy trainer and educate peers about the real effects of drinking alcohol

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Join a club sport team
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Consider graduate or professional school

Academics

Fall
  • CPE 435 Computer Incident Response
    3
  • CS 480 Senior Design Exclamation Point
    2
  • CYBE 466
    3
  • Technical Elective
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
14
Spring
  • CYBE 467
    3
  • CS 481 Senior Project
    3
  • Technical Elective
    3
  • Technical Elective
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Sign up for graduation
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off
  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association
  • International students: Participate in international social events

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community
  • Participate in an alternative spring break

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Become a leadWELL Trainer
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a career fair
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)

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