Defending Technology from Cybercriminals

The Cybersecurity major prepares you to protect individuals, companies and governments from malicious cyber-attacks.  You will develop strong problem-solving skills, a robust understanding of computer systems, solid analytical skills, and firm awareness with laws and regulations pertaining to information security.

Contact Us

Department Chair

Dr. Christopher Swanson
Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
209, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5264
cswanson@ashland.edu

Administrative Assistant

Brenda Rodeback
Administrative Assistant
221, Kettering Science Center
419.289.5261
brodebac@ashland.edu

Curriculum

Brochures, Course Descriptions, Course Rotations & Four-Year Guides

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

Course Rotations

Computer Science Course Rotations

Cybersecurity Course Rotations

Software Design Course Rotations

Math Course Rotations

Anticipated Course Offerings 2021-2025: Computer Science, Cyber Security, Software Design Development and Math

Mathematics Course Descriptions

Cybersecurity Course Descriptions

Software Design Development Course Descriptions

Computer Science Course Descriptions

Undergraduate Catalog
2020-2021
2019-2020
2018-2019
2017-2018
2016-2017
2015-2016
2021-2022 Academic Year
Cybersecurity, B.S. Four-Year Guide
2020-2021 Academic Year
Cybersecurity, B.S. Four-Year Guide
2019-2020 Academic Year
Cybersecurity, B.S. Four-Year Guide

Dean's Scholarship

Dean's Scholarship for the College of Arts and Sciences

The Dean's Scholarship was created to enhance the undergraduate academic experience for new first-time and transfer students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences in the following disciplines: Computer Science/Cybersecurity, Journalism and Digital Media, and the Natural Sciences.

Benefits include a merit-based, renewable scholarship of up to $3,000 "stacked" on other merit awards received. In addition, students will have the opportunity to participate in unique academic communities created around engagement with faculty and a focus on career coaching and preparation.

To qualify, applicants must have a minimum high school or transfer GPA of 3.5. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years with a GPA of 3.0.

Scholarship Sponsor: Dr. Chris Swanson (cswanson@ashland.edu)

Minimum Required High School / Transfer GPA: 3.50

Scholarship Amount: Up to $3,000

Application Criteria: Formal application (the link to the application will be in your portal), essay and interview. Students must be admitted to the major with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher to qualify.

Renewal Criteria: AU GPA 3.00 or greater and maintain Computer Science or Cybersecurity Major

Application Deadline: The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until all scholarships have been awarded. The deadline for priority consideration is April 1, 2021

Contact Us

Contact Us

Department Chair

Dr. Christopher Swanson
Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
209, Patterson Instructional Technology Center
419.289.5264
cswanson@ashland.edu

Administrative Assistant

Brenda Rodeback
Administrative Assistant
221, Kettering Science Center
419.289.5261
brodebac@ashland.edu

Curriculum

Curriculum

Brochures, Course Descriptions, Course Rotations & Four-Year Guides

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

Course Rotations

Computer Science Course Rotations

Cybersecurity Course Rotations

Software Design Course Rotations

Math Course Rotations

Anticipated Course Offerings 2021-2025: Computer Science, Cyber Security, Software Design Development and Math

Mathematics Course Descriptions

Cybersecurity Course Descriptions

Software Design Development Course Descriptions

Computer Science Course Descriptions

Undergraduate Catalog
2020-2021
2019-2020
2018-2019
2017-2018
2016-2017
2015-2016
2021-2022 Academic Year
Cybersecurity, B.S. Four-Year Guide
2020-2021 Academic Year
Cybersecurity, B.S. Four-Year Guide
2019-2020 Academic Year
Cybersecurity, B.S. Four-Year Guide

Dean's Scholarship

Dean's Scholarship

Dean's Scholarship for the College of Arts and Sciences

The Dean's Scholarship was created to enhance the undergraduate academic experience for new first-time and transfer students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences in the following disciplines: Computer Science/Cybersecurity, Journalism and Digital Media, and the Natural Sciences.

Benefits include a merit-based, renewable scholarship of up to $3,000 "stacked" on other merit awards received. In addition, students will have the opportunity to participate in unique academic communities created around engagement with faculty and a focus on career coaching and preparation.

To qualify, applicants must have a minimum high school or transfer GPA of 3.5. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years with a GPA of 3.0.

Scholarship Sponsor: Dr. Chris Swanson (cswanson@ashland.edu)

Minimum Required High School / Transfer GPA: 3.50

Scholarship Amount: Up to $3,000

Application Criteria: Formal application (the link to the application will be in your portal), essay and interview. Students must be admitted to the major with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher to qualify.

Renewal Criteria: AU GPA 3.00 or greater and maintain Computer Science or Cybersecurity Major

Application Deadline: The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until all scholarships have been awarded. The deadline for priority consideration is April 1, 2021

What to Expect in the Cybersecurity Program

When you major in Cybersecurity at Ashland University, you’ll take advantage of an exceptionally strong programming curriculum.

In this program, you’ll:

  • Receive personal attention from each of your professors, with many opportunities to participate in classroom activities with small class sizes.
  • Access state-of-the-art computers in your classrooms and in the department computer lab. These computers run on a variety of operating systems so you can learn to work across many platforms. Our lab machines are also equipped with Jones and Bartlett Virtual Lab so you can develop your skills in a safe, secure environment.
  • Gain real-world experience with internship opportunities at local and regional companies to earn college credit while getting paid.
  • Benefit from opportunities to participate in national and international cybersecurity competitions to further build your skills.

Fraternity & Sorority Life

Fraternity & Sorority Life