Academic Catalog 2020-2021 
    Dec 08, 2021  
Academic Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

B.B.A. Cyber Security degree plan

Cyber Security Specialization, B.B.A.

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University General Education Core Curriculum - 44 hrs

The University General Education Core Curriculum is applied to all degrees at Wayland Baptist University with the exception of the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.), Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) and the Bachelor of Christian Ministry (B.C.M.) degrees. The full general education core curriculum for these degrees can be found in the degree specific general education core curriculum section.

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Specific General Education Core Course Requirements - 11 hrs

The Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (B.B.A.) is a minimum 124-credit hour degree which provides a conceptual understanding of the business world, examines a number of business components, and addresses the application of concepts related to these components. A minimum of 42 credit hours must be upper-level credit (courses numbered 3000 and above). Upper-level requirements for the major and each specialization are included in the Business Administration section of the catalog. Because of the unique nature of the degree, it includes additional requirements in mathematics. In addition to the University Core Curriculum, students must complete the following degree specific general education core requirements for the B.B.A. degree:

  • 3 hrs
  • 3 hrs 1
  • EXSS 1 hrs2
  • Science (life or physical science - whichever not fulfilled in the University Core) 4 hrs


    1. Student may opt to test out of COSC 2311 ; see course description.
    2. Must be EXSS 1112  if course not taken to meet University Core Curriculum requirement. Courses that can be used to fulfill this requirement include a statement to that affect in the course description. Students who have served two or more years in the Armed Forces are exempt from EXSS requirement with DD-214 from basic training.

Academic Major and Minor

Students seeking the B.B.A. degree will complete the appropriate composite major requirements in addition to a specialization in accounting, business administration, cyber security, digital marketing, economics and finance, health care administration, hospitality management, management information systems, management, management and marketing, mission in business or sports management.


Students may complete the minimum of 124 credit hours required for the degree with courses which complement or extend career preparation or pursue subject fields which hold special appeal. However, before using elective credit hours, students should check with their advisor to ensure that the hours are indeed elective and that upper-level credit hour requirements for graduation are being met.

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree

Students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree may select one of twelve specializations:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Cyber Security
  • Digital Marketing
  • Economics and Finance
  • Health Care Administration
  • Hospitality Management
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management and Marketing
  • Mission in Business
  • Sports Management

Each business major is assigned an academic advisor and should consult regularly with the advisor to ensure proper course selection. The recommended course sequence should be adhered to by all B.B.A. majors. When a course is taken without having the specified prerequisite equivalent additional hours will be added to the program.


Business majors should consult with their advisors prior to selecting courses in their specializations, and follow the recommended course sequence.

Cyber Security

The Cyber Security specialization prepares the graduate to contribute to the secure computing needs in an organization. All organizations depend upon the protection of information assets. These assets include both the computing hardware and software used by the organization, as well as the raw data of its customers, employees, and financial assets. The current threat environment to information assets is severe and many organizations have little to no skilled staffing to meet these challenges. This specialization covers all current domains of security recognized by security experts. These include physical security of computing systems and data, choices of server and network hardware, hardening of servers and networks, distributed computing and Cloud-based services, business policies and procedures, penetration testing to analyze vulnerabilities, cryptography and secure transmission of data and communications, incident response, risk management, service level agreements with outsourced service providers, and business continuity.

The specialization requires 24 hours in the courses below:

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