Cybersecurity - B.S.
The Cybersecurity Bachelor's of Science program prepares students to assess computer and network system security needs, recommend safeguard solutions and manage the implementation of security devices.
Students in this major can expect to learn:
- Ethical hacking and system penetration
- Cryptology and Digital forensics
- Network Defense
- Professional Ethics
Our degree is a very broad-focused. We look at all the ways that a cybercriminal or hacker can exploit all of a system’s weaknesses. When we create a defense, we need to understand the offense that could potentially exploit security measures.
- Minhua Wang, Lecturer, Cybersecurity and Information Technology
Students say one of best parts about the IT program is the ability to experiment with the same equipment they will be maintaining when they enter the workforce.
Employment statistics are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014-2024 Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Students will be expected to keep up with the latest developments in the hardware and software industry to stay up-to-date with current exploitation tactics. They will need to update their knowledge as technology changes. The program also emphasizes strong oral and written communication skills, teamwork, in addition to proficiency with the latest hardware and software.