• Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Major

    Charleston

    Program Overview

    The Cybersecurity and Information Assurance major enables students to earn a bachelor’s degree in applied computer science while acquiring the skills and knowledge needed to pursue successful careers in a number of different fields relating to information security. The curriculum emphasizes the practical application of the tools and techniques that cybersecurity professionals and network administrators utilize to identify security risks and devise solutions.

    Program Highlights

    Emphasis on both technical skills and practical management tools which increase the versatility of graduates and their attractiveness to prospective employers in the private sector, government agencies and non-profit organizations.

    The curriculum enables students to earn valuable industry-certified security certifications as they complete upper division coursework, including: Certified Ethical Hacking, Incident Handling, Security Analysis, Advanced Security Trends, and  Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

    The curriculum is a combination of hands on lab work and cyber security certification level courses, combined with academics.

    Program Outcomes

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics information security analyst jobs are projected to increase by 37% through 2022, which is much faster than the national average for all occupations 

    Potential job opportunities include: information security analyst, information systems security engineer, instrustion detection system (IDS) administrator, engineer or technician, network administrator, computer crime investigator, cyber trainer, chief information security officer (CISO).

    Note: Students will receive a Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science, with a major in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance.