The Cybersecurity Concentration is for computer science students who want to help protect the security of the future.
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.
15 CREDIT HOUR CURRICULUM
CUTTING EDGE CURRICULUM WITH PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS
DOES NOT ADD TIME TO 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
Projected cybersecurity market size from 2017 to 2022 (11.0% CAGR)
Cybersecurity in Demand
Forecasted unfilled jobs from 2016 to 2021
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.
*In some cases, the graduate course CS395T: Cybersecurity and Law may be substituted for an elective. Please note that undergraduates must be approved to register for graduate classes, and that they may only do so the day before classes start. For more information on that process, please consult your advisor.
If you completed CS 429 during the Fall 2019 semester or before, you may complete this version of the UTCS Security Concentration.
These courses may change and additional courses may be added in the future.