The Cybersecurity program educates students with the technical proficiency and analytical problem-solving techniques that protect organizational critical systems and infrastructure. Information is the biggest commodity in business today and corporations must protect theirs at all costs.
Graduates will be prepared to combat the threats that accompany technological advances, and the dangers that come with it, by learning critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to stay ahead. This degree prepares students for careers as Security Consultants, Engineers, Architects and Analysts, Incident Responders, Computer Forensic Experts, Security Software Developers and Auditors, and Chief Information Security Officers. The Cybersecurity field is rapidly growing and students holding this degree can ensure a bright, secure future.
Salary / Potential Earnings
The average starting salary for computer and information sciences is $72,677*. The median pay for Cybersecurity major (Information Security Analysts) is 98,350 year and 10 years projection growth is 32% which is higher than the average. **
* NACE: First Destinations for The College Class of 2017 survey
** U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
The mission of the Cybersecurity program is to produce graduates who demonstrate technical proficiency and those essential cybersecurity skills necessary to successfully develop and transition new technologies, tools, and threat mechanisms to protect organizational critical systems and infrastructure.
Program Educational Objectives
The Cybersecurity program will produce leaders who, within three to five years of graduation, will:
- [Leadership] engage and provide leadership in analytical problem-solving in the cybersecurity environment;
- [Character] apply and communicate cybersecurity knowledge and practices effectively and professionally and engage in lifelong learning experiences; and
- [Service] demonstrate ethical decision-making and a commitment to service to society and to the cybersecurity profession.
Graduates of the cybersecurity program will have ability to:
- Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
- Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the cybersecurity program.
- Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
- Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
- Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the cybersecurity program.
- Apply security principles and practices to maintain operations in the presence of risks and threats.
Cybersecurity Program Data
Academic Year Annual Student Enrollment Graduation Data
2019 14 2
2018 22 2
2017 10 0
Cybersecurity Prerequisite Flowchart
This degree program requires a minimum of 122 semester hours for completion.
Fundamental Major Courses
Advanced Major Courses
Quantitative Methods and Statistics Courses
Degree Requirement Checksheet