The degree program consists of 43 hours in general education, 30 hours (minimum) in a technical specialty, 43 hours in the professional program core, and 4 hours of electives.
The Applied Technology option is designed to provide educational opportunities for individuals who possess an Associate in Applied Science degree or equivalent military experience and need additional education in order to perform job requirements or to advance their professional careers.
The Cybersecurity and Information Assurance option is based on the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework provided by DHS and NSA and is the foundation for increasing size and capability of the U.S. cybersecurity workforce. This option provides students the knowledge and required abilities for performing technical analyses of computer incidents and intrusions to determine source, infiltration path, mechanism, system modifications and effects.
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Option provides the technological skills to design, build (3D print), and fly a UAV as well as provide required knowledge to take the FAA Part 107 Pilot’s License Examination. This option additionally provides the education required of one to start and run and independent business (UAS services).
The National Security for Information Technologies Option is designed to support the Educational Partnership Agreement (EPA) between RSU and the National Security Agency (NSA). This agreement provides for RSU students to have one-on-one mentorship with an NSA Analyst throughout their education as well as internships with the NSA.
*Applied Technology Option requires three credit hours of upper-division. This requirement may be met by taking an upper division course in general education or free electives.
A cohesive program of study in a technical field that fulfills the requirements of an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.), Associate in Science (A.S.), or the equivalent and at least 15 credit hours must be CS, CJ, and/or IT and seven (7) of which must include: