The world's digital revolution continues. As organizations rely on the cloud and other digital networks to maintain their data, it is critical that sensitive information — from financial records to social security numbers — is kept stable and secure. Approximately 90% of businesses in the U.S. are targeted by malicious hackers each year and cybersecurity experts are essential in preventing these attacks.

The cybersecurity program is a collaboration between the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Humanities Departments to teach students the skills needed in this fast-paced and exciting field.

Through an interdisciplinary approach, cybersecurity majors will learn written and oral communication; critical thinking and analytical reasoning; complex problem solving; teamwork skills in diverse groups; creativity and innovation; quantitative reasoning; as well as awareness and understanding of cultural diversity, ethical decision making, and intercultural knowledge and competence in addition to the necessary technological skills.

  • Program Objectives

    • Increase knowledge of the social, psychological, ethical, and legal policies and requirements within the field of information assurance and cybersecurity.
    • Promote engaged understandings of the philosophical, historical, ethical, behavioral, technological, legal, and policy dimensions related to cybersecurity through the use of case studies.
    • Integrate and apply technical knowledge and skills across students’ interdisciplinary liberal arts and sciences curricula.
​3.5 mil
Estimated cybersecurity jobs by 2021