• The Next Step in Cyber Education
    Augusta University announces a new
    School of Computer and Cyber Sciences

An Innovative Cyber Hub

Augusta, Georgia, is becoming one of the world's cyber capitals. Now, a new school at Augusta University will prepare the next generation of cyber professionals — right here in Augusta.

A Transformational Investment

The school launches July 1, 2017, and will be housed inside the new 168,000-square-foot Hull McKnight Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center at Augusta University’s Riverfront Campus, scheduled for completion in 2018.

A Commitment to the Future

A message from Augusta University President Brooks Keel to university and health system faculty, staff, and students.

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What's NEW?

Augusta University is creating the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences to enhance and expand the university’s computer science and information technology programs, formerly housed by the James M. Hull College of Business.

The school will have full authority to present diplomas to computer science and information technology graduates. It will continue to offer a master’s degree in information security management and bachelor’s degrees in computer science, information technology and information technology with concentration in cybersecurity.

Students in the cyber program will continue to have the option to get certificates in health care information security at the graduate level and cyber defender and advanced cyber defender at the undergraduate level.

Why Augusta?

The city of Augusta is home to a number of academic, governmental and corporate partnerships that are critical to enhancing the nation's cybersecurity.

In 2015, Augusta University established its Cyber Institute to bring together academia, industry and government to address cybersecurity education, research and workforce development needs. Located at the center of federal cybersecurity assets, including U.S. Army Cyber Command at Fort Gordon, the university has been recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security; signed an agreement to increase educational opportunities for students in the National Security Agency’s National Cryptologic School; and hosted former CIA Director John Brennan for an annual conference that brings national cybersecurity leaders to Augusta.

Expanding the Future of Cyber

The School of Computer and Cyber Sciences will expand on the work done by the Augusta University Cyber Institute:

Cyber operations

Studies the behavior and techniques of cyber criminals

Health security

Develops techniques to safeguard health information in cyberspace

Data science

Analyzes and extracts insights and knowledge from available data

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The School of Computer and Cyber Sciences fulfills our commitment to our students, our community and our nation by positioning us to better prepare our graduates for the cyber workforce and provide our community and country with skilled cyber workers.

Brooks A. Keel
Augusta University President