Admission Requirements

Online B.B.A. in Cyber Security

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Admission Requirements

Admission to the Online Cyber Security Program is a two-step process. Prospective students must meet both UTSA’s admission requirements and the program requirements detailed below.

Spring and Summer 2020 Admissions Requirements

First-Time Freshmen

A student is considered a first-time freshman applicant if they have not graduated from high school at the time of application or have graduated from high school but did not enroll in a college or university since graduation.

Prospective first-time freshman students qualify for direct admission to the online Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree in Cyber Security if they:

  • Meet all UTSA undergraduate admission requirements,
  • Have graduated in the top quartile of their high school graduation class, or
  • Have graduated in the second quartile of their high school class and have an SAT score of at least 1100 (Reading and Math, old SAT), 1170 (Reading and Math, new SAT), or an ACT composite score of at least 24,
  • Have successfully completed evaluation under the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), and
  • Qualify for enrollment in the following:
    • MAT 1053 Mathematics for Business or a higher level mathematics course, and
    • WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (Q) or higher.

Students who do not satisfy the COB direct admission requirements for the online B.B.A. degree in Cyber Security program delineated in A-E above may be granted admission to the program through a holistic review process that will consider the information available in the Texas common application.

Transfer Students

Transfer students are applicants who have earned transferable credit hours from a college or university and have been out of high school for at least one semester (not including summer).

UTSA admission requirements for transfer students vary depending on the number of transferable credit hours completed at the time of application.

Prospective transfer students need to meet the criteria below to be considered for direct admission to the online B.B.A. degree in Cyber Security:

  • Meet all UTSA undergraduate transfer admission requirements,
  • Have a transfer grade point average of at least 2.75 overall GPA on a 4.0 scale in all transferable coursework and be eligible to return to the most recent institution,
  • Qualify for enrollment in or completed the equivalent of the following:
    • MAT 1053 Mathematics for Business or a higher level mathematics course, and
    • WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (Q) or higher.

Current UTSA Students

A student is a current student if they were admitted to UTSA and are enrolled in coursework.

Current UTSA students must meet the criteria below to be considered for direct admission to the online B.B.A. degree in Cyber Security:

  • Completed at least 12 semester hours of UTSA credit,
  • Earned a 2.75 overall UTSA GPA,
  • Successfully completed evaluation under the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), and
  • Qualify for enrollment in the following:
    • MAT 1053 Mathematics for Business or a higher level mathematics course, and
    • WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (Q) or higher.

Applying as a Current UTSA Student

Submit a Student Petition for Substitution/Waiver of University Requirement to the Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security.

Returning UTSA Students

Former UTSA students who have not been in attendance for more than three consecutive semesters (summer term included) must re-apply for admission.

Fall 2020 Admissions Requirements

First-Time Freshmen

Prospective first-time freshman students qualify for direct admission to the online Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree in Cyber Security if they:

  • Meet all UTSA undergraduate admission requirements,
  • Have graduated in the top quartile of their high school graduation class, or
  • have graduated in the second quartile of their high school class and have an SAT score of at least 1100 (Reading and Math, old SAT), 1170(Reading and Math, new SAT) or an ACT composite score of at least 24
  • Have successfully completed evaluation under the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), and
  • Qualify for enrollment in the following:
    • MAT 1053 Mathematics for Business or a higher level mathematics course, and
    • WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (Q) or higher.

Transfer Students

Prospective transfer students need to meet the criteria below to be considered for direct admission to the online B.B.A. degree in Cyber Security:

  • Meet all UTSA undergraduate transfer admission requirements,
  • Have a transfer grade point average of at least 2.50 overall GPA on a 4.0 scale in all transferable coursework and be eligible to return to the most recent institution,
  • Successfully completed evaluation under the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), and
  • Qualify for enrollment in or completed the equivalent of the following:
    • MAT 1053 Mathematics for Business or a higher level mathematics course, and
    • WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (Q) or higher.

Current UTSA Students

Current UTSA students must meet the criteria below to be considered for direct admission to the online B.B.A. degree in Cyber Security:

  • Completed at least 12 semester hours of UTSA credit,
  • Earned a 2.50 overall UTSA GPA,
  • Successfully completed evaluation under the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), and
  • Qualify for enrollment in the following:
    • MAT 1053 Mathematics for Business or a higher level mathematics course, and
    • WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (Q) or higher.

Applying as a Current UTSA Student

Please contact the Online Programs Office at 210-458-4000 or email at onlineprograms@utsa.edu.

Post Baccalaureate

Post Baccalaureate students who have completed a degree from an accredited university have direct admission into the Online Cyber Security program.

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