Be the go-to person that companies depend on
The cybersecurity job market is projected to grow from $75 billion in 2015 to $170 billion by 2020. In 2016 alone, there were 1 million cybersecurity job openings. It is impossible to overstate the importance of cybersecurity and network technology to businesses, industries, and government organizations. If their systems and programs don’t run smoothly, business and administration can be slow or even grind to a halt and the financial cost can be devastating. Our program will give you a solid understanding of both practical and conceptual cybersecurity and network technologies, including computer hardware, software, and design issues.
Students take hands-on courses related to networking, network defense, cybersecurity, cyber forensics, mobile device forensics and exploitation, and reverse engineering. Our students are also involved in conducing leading-edge research in cybersecurity, cyber forensics and networking, even as undergraduates.
Our students are in high demand upon graduation, and have been offered opportunities by organizations such as MITRE, Accenture, IBM, Intel, and NTT security.
Explore all areas of the field
The Information Technology / Network Administration and Security program will take you into areas such as network design, network administration, network security, and cyber forensics. You also will have an opportunity to complete a minor in a field that partners superbly with information technology — criminal justice and business, for example. Interested in going on to graduate school? This program prepares you for masters programs in national security, network systems, and computer science.
Visualize your career path
What would your job title be? Starting out, you could be a network technician, applications developer, biomedical computing technician, or network security technician. With some years of job experience, think: network administrator or security manager. Our alumni work for companies large and small, school systems, and government agencies.
Please note: This program recently changed its name from Cyber Systems to Cybersecurity and Networks.