From LSC Network Administration and Cybersecurity to SCSU Cybersecurity

Complete your two year degree at Lake Superior College. Then attend St. Cloud State University online or on-campus. All 72 credits completed at Lake Superior College will transfer to St. Cloud State University. Here is your plan:

Save thousands on your bachelor’s degree. Complete the Network Administration and Cybersecurity A.A.S. at Lake Superior College and then transfer to St. Cloud State University (SCSU) to earn a bachelor’s degree without losing credits or having to take extra courses. LSC partners with St. Cloud State (SCSU) to offer the second two years of their four-year bachelor’s degree in IT Security on the LSC campus.

The Transfer Agreement between Lake Superior College and St. Cloud State University provides a means to earn a Cybersecurity, Bachelor of Science degree at St. Cloud State University.

  • The Cybersecurity B.S. can be used in multiple career fields
  • All 72 credits earned with the LSC Network Administration and Cybersecurity AAS degree will transfer to St. Cloud State University
  • 63 additional credits at SCSU will be required for completion of the Cybersecurity B.S. degree

Lake Superior College A member of Minnesota State

LSC students will need to take some pre-program courses before being eligible for SCSU junior-level courses. Students with no prior coursework will need to take:

  • Calculus (Pre-Calculus)
  • Into to Programming
  • 9 extra General Educations credits (which meet the course requirements for SCSU general education)

Contact Matt McCullough with questions.

Transfer Agreement between SCSU Cybersecurity and LSC Network Administration and Cybersecurity
Contact: Mark Schmidt (SCSU)

First Semester

  • CNA 425-Data Communications (3 credits)
  • CNA 426-Computer Networks (3 credits)
  • CSCI 201-Fundamentals of Computer Science (4 credits)
  • MATH 271-Discrete Mathematics I (3 credits)

Liberal Ed -3 credits

Major credits: 13 (total: 16) Fall

Second semester

  • CNA 473- Operational Software Safeguards (3 credits)
  • CNA 430-Firewall and Penetration Testing (3 credits)
  • CSCI 220-Computer Architecture I (4 credits)
  • ENGL 332-Writing in the Professions (4 credits) or CMST 341 (3 credits) – Communications in Workplace

Liberal Ed – 3 credits

Major credits: 13/14 (total: 16/17) Spring

Liberal Ed – 4 credits – taken in summer

Third semester

  • STAT 417-Applied Probability & Simulation (3 credits)
  • CNA 432-OSI Layers Security (3 credits)
  • CNA 465 – Wireless Networks (3 credits)
  • CNA 433 – Security Principles and Laws (3 credits)
    IS 443 – Database (3 credits)

Liberal Ed – 3 credits

Major credits: 15 (total: 18) Fall

Fourth semester

  • CSCI 332- Ethics (3 credits)
  • CNA 438-Applied Cryptography (3 credits)
  • IS 472-Security Management and IT Risk Assessment (3 credits)
  • CNA 431 – Offensive and Defensive Security (3 credits)
  • CNA 435 – Offensive and Defensive Security Lab (1 credit)

Liberal Ed – 3 credits

Major credits: 13 (total: 10) Spring


  • Courses waived/transferred (from LSC): two major electives (CIS 2814, 2976,2980, 2987), one major elective 6
    credits out of CIS 2560, 2973, 2974), one major elective (CIS 2811, 2812, 2813)
  • Beginning Programming will be taken at LSC
  • Calculus will be taken at LSC
  • Take CNA 397 or equivalent in summer before transferring at SCSU
  • 15 credits of Liberal Ed taken at LSC +9 credits of Lib Ed in Summer before they join SCSU, 16 credits taken at SCSU
  • Total 40 credits of Liberal Ed courses needed.
  • Total 40 credits of upper division coursework at SCSU required.