Major in Cybersecurity
The Cybersecurity major provides graduates with a thorough understanding of the key principles and practices related to the world of cybersecurity. It combines the basics of computer science with the skills and knowledge of security to form the basis for a range of careers.
“The field of cybersecurity is growing at a rapid pace with the Occupational Outlook Handbook indicating there are over 163,000 openings at an average salary of $102,600/year,” said Scott Campbell, program director. “The field is predicted to grow at a pace of 25% over the next decade. This is a growing field of great importance both at the national and corporate levels.”
Senior Director of Technology and Instructor
Careers include cybersecurity analyst, security engineer, penetration tester, security architect, vulnerability manager, cyber intelligence analyst, application security engineer, and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).
Curriculum and Courses
Topics of study include fundamental cybersecurity principles, systems administration, networks and network security, data security including encryption, human security, and of course, offensive and defensive methodologies. Cybersecurity topics are built on a strong foundation of core computer science courses, including object-oriented programming, data structures, computer systems, and an introduction to software engineering.
Some of the required cybersecurity courses include:
- CYB 234 System Administration and Scripting for Security
- CYB 236 Data Security
- CYB 332 Human, Organization, and Societal Security
- CYB 334 Network Security
- CYB 435 Offensive Security
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