Resolution To Establish Bachelor Of Science in Cybersecurity

WHEREAS, Winthrop University provides a wide range of academic programs serving the people of South Carolina, and in particular the north central region of the state, and

WHEREAS, the 21st century economy increasingly requires people who have attained baccalaureate degrees and increasing the educational attainment of its residents is a goal of the state, and

WHEREAS, employers across South Carolina, and the region are looking for well-prepared graduates in the field of Cybersecurity, and

WHEREAS, the Winthrop University department of Computer Science and Quantitative Methods has developed the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Cybersecurity to use the expertise and capacity to meet the needs of South Carolina employers, and

WHEREAS, the proposed degree is consistent with Winthrop University's Mission Statement wherein the University seeks to provide “personalized and challenging undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education programs of national caliber within a context dedicated to public service to the State of South Carolina.”

THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF WINTHROP UNIVERSITY that the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity be established.

APPROVED, this 6th day of November, 2020