Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Major

Students talking Students will combine courses in business, computer information systems and cyber security to form the wide-reaching skills necessary for this exciting and rapidly expanding field. The curriculum meets the requirements set by the National Security Agency/Department of Homeland Security Centers of Academic Excellence, so graduates will be well prepared to begin a career with governmental agencies, other public or private organizations. 

Students will learn about accounting practices, business and cyber law, networks and security, UNIX administration,  and choose from classes in e-commerce, digital and network forensics and mobile applications. A hands-on project or internship provides valuable real-world experience.

The program's content is also derived from and fully conformant with recommendations established by the Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) and the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). 

If you enjoy working with computers, solving problems and using psychology, logic and ingenuity, this may be the career for you.