Welcome to the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences! The mission of the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences is to provide high-engagement, state-of-the-art education and research across its Computer Science, Information Technology, and Cybersecurity disciplines. Our school’s vision includes becoming a national leader in cybersecurity. We are already a designated Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense, sponsored by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
Why choose Augusta University for your education or career? Augusta, Georgia, is becoming the destination for cybersecurity in the United States. We’re located at the center of many academic, governmental and corporate partnerships critical to the nation’s cyber security, including the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence, the National Security Agency, Savannah River National Laboratory, and soon the U.S. Army Cyber Command.
The State of Georgia strengthened its position as a national leader in cybersecurity by investing in the future of this critical industry with the creation of the Georgia Cyber Center. Located in Downtown Augusta, the Georgia Cyber Center is a $100 million, state-of-the-art, 320,000-square-foot facility, bringing together public and private sector organizations collaborating to fulfill the cybersecurity workforce demand. The School of Computer and Cyber Sciences headquarters is located in the Hull-McKnight Building of the Georgia Cyber Center that opened its doors on July 10, 2018. Phase two of the Center, the Shaffer-MacCartney Building, is on schedule for completion in December 2018.
Our school offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and Cyber Operations. Our newest undergraduate program is in Cybersecurity Engineering, the first in Georgia, with the first freshman class starting the in the fall of 2019. We also offer a Masters degree in Information Security Management and we are developing a doctoral program leading to the PhD degree. Our school is embarking on a path of unprecedented growth to become a comprehensive research and education college, with substantial increases in faculty, and graduate and undergraduate enrollment.
To our prospective students, I invite you to browse our academic programs and I am confident that our offerings will spark your interest. We have many opportunities for you to get involved in research and community outreach activities. The future of the computer and cybersecurity industry depends on each of you and we’re here to help you be boundless in achieving your goals.
If you are looking for a career in academia, our School offers exciting opportunities in research and education and you will be able to substantially contribute to the mission of the School. This is only the beginning of great things to come and now is the time to be among the founding members of Augusta University’s newest college. Check out the “Join our Team” page to learn more about opportunities to become a part of the future of our growing school.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for any additional information or questions you may have.