Career and Academic Opportunities

This accelerated pathway will give students a unique preparation for developing software while focusing on the security requirements of the product. This will position them as the best candidate for the team leader positions in all the developing companies or for security experts positions in software teams. Also, this pathway will allow a student to complete undergraduate and graduate studies within 5 years, thus allowing them to reach the job market timely.


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  • Admission Requirements


    Double Owl Admission Requirements 
    • GPA: 3.25 or above in KSU undergraduate coursework
    • Minimum 60 hours completed toward Bachelor's degree
    • 30 hours completed in residence at KSU
    • Recommendation letter from 2 KSU faculty familiar with the student.
    Double Counted Courses Include

    Pre-requisite CS 3305

    Required Paired Courses

    • SWE 6623 to count for CYBR Elective 2
    • SWE 6633 to count for CYBR Elective 3

    Choose one Paired Course from below:

    • SWE 6863 to count for CYBR 4853
    • SWE 6863 to count for CYBR 4305
    • SWE 6823 to count for CYBR 4893
Graduate Admission Requirements

Suggested Timeline

Apply to Double Owl early in Junior year. Apply to Graduate Program in Senior Year by posted graduate program deadline. Students can be identified in Sophomore year and early Junior year (i.e., once students meet -- or are close to meeting --- credit hour and other requirements).

Sample Academic Plan Apply
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Contact Information

Undergraduate Information

Undergraduate Degree
Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

Department / College
Institute for Cybersecurity Workforce Development
House 3203, Room 203

Advising Contact
Kelley Price, Advisor
kgermain@kennesaw.edu
470-578-3592

Graduate Information

Graduate Degree
Master of Science in Software Engineering

Department / College
Software Engineering / College of Computing and Software Engineering
J 382 (Marietta Campus)

Advising Contact
Dr. Reza M. Parizi, Graduate Program Director
rparizi1@kennesaw.edu
470-578-2118