CCS students

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity curriculum provides students with a broad foundation of technical abilities and understanding. 

Adding a Cybersecurity program arms students with specific, core skills needed to be successful in cybersecurity positions (e.g. network defense monitoring, penetration testing, incident responder). 

This degree has been designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) & Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as meeting their specifications for cyber defense education. 

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity degree program began in 2019. This program was previously referred to a BS in Information Technology with a concentration in Cybersecurity.



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School of Computer and Cyber Sciences


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What can I do with a Cybersecurity degree?

Career Possibilities: 

The field of cybersecurity is one of increasing importance to governments and enterprises around the world. Demand for individuals with expertise in this area will continue to grow as society’s dependence on information systems grows and society’s enemies become ever more adept at bypassing information security measures. A few positions graduates of this program can consider include:

  • Cybersecurity Analyst 
  • Cybersecurity Architect
  • Cryptographer
  • Malware Analyst
  • Penetration Tester


Natesha Harned Harned, a Class of 2019 alumna

"My original major when I enrolled at Augusta University was Sociology with a minor in Psychology. I was enrolled in Dr. Paul York's Introduction to Programming course and told us about a Cyber Security Summit in town. Upon attending the summit and listening to the summit speakers talk about the cyber security workforce needs, I realized this was a field I could be good in and decided to change my major. I ultimately decided to pursue the Information Technology degree with a focus in Cyber Security program. In this particular program, there were fewer math courses to take and allowed for more of a focus in cyber security-specific courses which I loved. One piece of advice I would pass along to incoming cyber security students is there is no reason you shouldn't be able to pass the Security+ certification test. Be sure to pay attention in your classes!"

- Natesha Harned

Cyber Security Analyst/Engineer, Viasat Inc.