The Augusta University Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity gives students the skills to succeed in cybersecurity careers.
The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program gives students a solid foundation of technical skills and abilities. In our hands-on, state-of-the-art labs, you will learn computer networking, programming, scripting, cloud computing, and more. Alongside these technical skills, you will learn the latest techniques for keeping data and systems safe from hackers and other threats. This undergraduate program has been designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
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:
"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. Class of 2019 alumna