According to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, “Our Nation’s growing dependence on cyberspace is evident all around us. From smart phones and online banking to electronic health records, social networking, and automated manufacturing, our Nation increasingly relies on cyberspace. The scientists and innovators of tomorrow also rely on cyberspace to make the discoveries and inventions that improve our lives and drive our economy. The need for a safe and secure cyberspace has never been more important.”
The emerging field of Cybersecurity is based on an evolving discipline that involves the study of strategy, policy, and standards regarding security of and operations in cyberspace. Started in the fall of 2015, the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity degree program incorporates a multidisciplinary perspective through a combination of courses that offer a holistic approach to cybersecurity education by providing the opportunity to take courses not only in computer science and technology but also in the humanities, social sciences and ethics.
Required courses can be taken completely online, or through a combination of live, online and ITV classes.
“The whole goal of the program is to provide a lot of hands-on experience, so that when students graduate, they have skills that can be applied in the workplace on day one.”
– Henry Felch
Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems and Cybersecurity