This pathway aligns with both UMA’s Computer Information Systems degree and Cybersecurity program, and offers interested students eight courses in the computer science/information security area to explore. Computer Information Systems (CIS) is at the forefront of economic growth in the United States. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 400,000 new jobs are projected to hit the market in this sector in the next decade. CIS professionals not only have the technical know-how, but they can apply that know-how to solve real-world problems. 

UMA has a robust Cybersecurity program with both Bachelor and graduate level degrees available. UMA’s B.S. in Cybersecurity degree program promotes the study and advancement of Cybersecurity, with focus areas in Cyber Forensics, Information Assurance, and Network Security Analyst. Hands-on learning is an integral part of this degree program, with hands-on experience available through the Cybersecurity range, apprenticeship programs, and the Maine Cybersecurity center. 

  • CIS 101: Introduction to Computer Science
  • CIS 110: Programming Fundamentals
  • CIS 240: Networking Concepts
  • ISS 210: Introduction to Information Security
  • CIS 120: Introduction to Data Structures
  • CIS 131: Web Applications & Development
  • CIS 150: Introduction to Data Science
  • CIS 221: Linux

Related Majors and Certificates:

  • Associate of Science in Computer Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems
  • Minor in Cybersecurity, or Cyber Forensics
  • Post Baccalaureate in Computer Information Systems
  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity


  • Network Security Analyst
  • Web Design & Web Development

Related Careers:

  • Systems Analyst
  • Computer Programmer
  • Network Security Analyst
  • Web Developer & Designer
  • Database Administrator
  • Video Game Designer
  • Computer Network Architect
  • Computer User Support