The mission of Augusta University's School of Computer and Cyber Sciences is to provide high-engagement, state-of-the-art technology education and research across its computer science, information technology and cybersecurity disciplines.
It is a vibrant time in the life of Augusta University, and the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences has boundless opportunities for growth and advancement in being a national leader for cyber security.
The vision of Augusta University’s School of Computer and Cyber Sciences is to be an institution of excellence in education, research, outreach & engagement in the fields of computer science, information technology, and cybersecurity.
With substantially larger faculty and student enrollment, the School will provide leading edge education in computer science, information technology, cyber operations, cybersecurity, and engineering at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels. Our School will be conducting leadership-class research in computer science and cyber engineering. The School will be a leader in community outreach and engagement with strong contributions to its constituencies, including our university, state and military, as well as private and public sector organizations.
Computer Science and Information Technology have deep roots in the history of Augusta University.
In the 1970’s, the former Augusta College initiated a Bachelor’s of Science degree program in Computer Science through the College of Arts and Sciences. The College of Business also founded their Management Information Systems degree program.
In 2012, the Hull College of Business welcomed the Computer Science degree program to its program offerings. The following year, the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree and Cyber Defender/Advanced Cyber Defender Certificates are introduced to the Hull College's degree program offerings.
In 2015, Augusta University’s Cyber Institute was founded to bring together academia, industry and government to address cybersecurity education, research and workforce development needs.
In an effort to expand and further enhance the university’s computer science, information technology, and cyber security programs, Augusta University President Brooks Keel announced the founding of the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences in June 2017.
In 2018, the school headquarters moved to the new Georgia Cyber Center for Innovation and Training, Augusta University’s Riverfront Campus in Downtown Augusta.
In October 2018, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering. The first students will enroll in the program in the fall of 2019. Augusta University is the only institution in the State of Georgia to provide a cybersecurity engineering program and only one of a handful in the country.
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