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    Dakota State University
  Feb 19, 2018
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences

  Center of Excellence






Richard Hanson


Stephen Krebsbach, Josh Pauli, Wayne Pauli, Kevin Streff

Associate Professors:

Steve Graham, Tom Halverson, Ashley Podhradsky, Yong Wang

Assistant Professors:

Kyle Cronin, Edward Dennis, Mike Ham, Barbara Myers, Austin O’Brien, Pam Rowland, Josh Stroschein


Salabh Bhattarai, Kathy Engbrecht, Scott Graham, Rob Honomichl, Jason Jenkins, Andrew Kramer, Brent Tulloss, Cody Welu


The mission of the Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Security is to educate and prepare students to be life long learners and professionals in computer game design, computer science, cyber operations and network and security administration.  Inherent in the educational process is challenging individuals to develop information management skills, to think logically, and to make sound decisions. Information technology is integrated throughout the curriculum. This emphasis on information technology and faculty expertise provides the foundation for Dakota State University’s Center of Excellence.

The College offers a doctorate degree in Cyber Security; masters degrees in Applied Computer Science and Information Assurance and Computer Security; and baccalaureate degrees in Computer Game Design, Computer Science, Cyber Operations and Network and Security Administration. Also, the college offers an Associate of Science degree in Network and Security Administration and Software Development which articulates with the related four-year degree. DSU has a fast track program for certain majors. Students who might be eligible should contact the Dean of the College. In addition to course work in the academic setting, the College provides opportunities for students to learn through work and consulting experience. Internships and supervised professional practices are available in most programs. 

Center of Excellence Honors Program

The Dakota State University Center of Excellence Honors Program targets high achieving students. Successful completion of the program requirements by the student will result in the student being designated “Center of Excellence Honors Graduate”. This designation will appear on the student’s transcripts, diplomas, and the commencement program. The full program can be found in the General Studies  section of this catalog.