Angelo State Computer Science Program Validated by NSA


SAN ANGELO, TX — Angelo State University's Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in computer science degree program has been officially recognized and validated by the National Security Agency (NSA) as a NSA Program of Study.

The validation signifies that the ASU curriculum meets the rigorous standards set by the NSA and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for cybersecurity education. It is also the first step toward Angelo State potentially being designated by the NSA as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense(CAE-CD).

Specifically, the NSA validation approves that ASU's computer science curriculum:

  • Aligns with the standards outlined by the NSA and DoD, focusing on critical knowledge units derived from the National Institute of Standards and Technology framework.
  • Covers a broad spectrum of cybersecurity topics, ensuring that ASU students receive a comprehensive education that prepares them for the challenges of tomorrow.
  • Meets the highest standards in cybersecurity education, setting ASU apart from other institutions and programs.
Angelo State Computer Science Program

Angelo State Computer Science Program

(Credit: Angelo State University)

Angelo State's B.S. in computer science degree program is directed by Dr. Erdogan Dogdu, chair of the Department of Computer Science.

"This validation as a NSA Program of Study reaffirms the quality and relevance of our computer science curriculum," Dogdu said. "Students who choose our program can be assured that they are receiving an education that is recognized and respected by industry leaders and government agencies. It is also a testament to the dedication and expertise of our faculty and the quality of education we offer at Angelo State. We are proud of this achievement and look forward to continuing to provide excellence in cybersecurity education."

Now that ASU has an official NSA Program of Study, the university will apply later this summer for the NSA's CAE-CD designation.

The ASU Department of Computer Science also offers a new B.S. in cybersecurity degree. Once the first students graduate through that program, it will also be eligible for validation as a NSA Program of Study. More details on all of ASU's computer science degree and certificate programs are available at

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