The Cybersecurity Concentration is available to students who want to intensively study cybersecurity and privacy.

As our daily lives increasingly depend on technology, the security and privacy of that technology becomes ever more important. Gain a critical understanding of the technological needs, threats, and weaknesses in cybersecurity with the Cybersecurity  Concentration.

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

 12 CREDIT HOUR CURRICULUM CUTTING EDGE CURRICULUM WITH PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS DOES NOT ADD TIME TO YOUR DEGREE

Cybersecurity touches multiple disciplines, careers, and nearly all aspects of society—from public policy to energy management to product design. In a time when connected devices could outnumber humans, there is an urgent need for cybersecurity professionals who can solve a multitude of challenges.

PROJECTED MARKET GROWTH

CYBERSECURITY IN DEMAND

CYBERSECURITY OCCUPATIONS

The projected Cybersecurity market size is forecasted to grow from $138 billion in 2017 to $232 billion in 2022 (11.0% CAGR) Unfilled cybersecurity jobs forecasted to grow from 1 million in 2016 to 3.5million in 2021 0% cybersecurity unemployment rate through 2021

Cybersecurity concentration students will receive instruction on a wide range of cybersecurity related topics like network security and cryptography. Students will also have the opportunity explore the social ramifications of cybersecurity through courses such as Ethical Hacking.

FOUNDATION COURSES

CUTTING EDGE TOPICS

To earn the Cybersecurity Concentration students will need to complete the following courses:

Students will also need to take one of the following elective classes:

  • CS 346 Cryptography

  • CS 361C Information Assurance and Security

  • CS 378 Ethical Hacking

  • CS 378 Information Security Product Development

  • CS 378 Real World Information Security

These courses may change and additional courses may be added in the future.