What You Will Learn
What is the Cybersecurity Degree?
The rise in cyber threats has created an unprecedented demand for cybersecurity specialists. Data breaches, malware infections, and software vulnerabilities are common in today's technology and it is critical to fully understand how these attacks occur, how to prevent them, and how to recover. A cybersecurity major will understand techniques used as well as the best methods to protect data. The cybersecurity degree includes courses in programming, wireless technologies, mathematics, and networking concentrating on theory and hands-on experience.
What Will I Learn In This Program?
- Problem solving and computer programming in several high-level languages
- Computer Organization & Architecture
- Data Structures and Algorithms
- Computer Networking
- Database Design
- Operating Systems
- Programming Languages
- Student Learning Objectives
What Courses Will I Take?
- Wireless Technologies
- Networking Concentration
- Computer Forensics
- Software Security
- Reverse Engineering
Course descriptions can be viewed in the Undergraduate Catalog.
What Resources Are Available To Me?
- Association for Computing Machinery
- IEEE Computer Society
- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
- Association for Women in Computing
Additional Organizations Specifically For Tech Students:
Where Might I Find A Job After Graduating From This Program?
The Advisory Board for the Department of Computer Science consists of representatives from many businesses and organizations in the state. These organizations have committed to providing internships for majors in Cybersecurity. Career choices include: federal cybersecurity specialist, information security analyst, penetration tester, and computer forensics analyst.
Where Can I Get More Information About Cybersecurity Degree?
For more information about the Computer Science degree and requirements, see the program within the College of Engineering & Applied Sciences Catalog. You may also click on the Contact Us link to request additional information.