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Cybersecurity

Do you see yourself using your computer skills to help defend governments and companies against hackers and other threats to cybersecurity?

A cybersecurity degree from Augusta University offers you an experience like no other — one that puts you toe-to-toe with cyber criminals in the defense of valuable data and important systems. The cybersecurity program from the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences prepares students for a variety of career pathways.

Cybersecurity is for you if you consider yourself

Analytical and Strategic
Creative and Expressive

 

Cyber

like no

other.

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What You'll Study

Coursework

In the Cybersecurity program, you’ll study things like network defense monitoring, penetration testing, incidence response and digital forensics.

Course List | Track Sheet

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

Study Abroad trips take your understanding of culture — and yourself — to new levels, delivering stimulating experiences that prepare you for rewarding career opportunities and a fulfilling life.

The Senior Design Project matches seniors with industry sponsors to solve real-world technical problems. Teams of 3-5 seniors are mentored by a School of Computer and Cyber Sciences professor and work in collaboration with an engineer or manager from the agency.

The Augusta University chapter of the Upsilon Pi Epsilon international honor society for computing and information disciplines hosts fun and meaningful events throughout the year.

Research & Innovation

Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, you’ll have opportunities to create your own research projects or work with faculty to tackle some of the world’s most complex and pressing challenges.

Military Friendly

Our commitment to offering quality, affordable education to service members and veterans is a driving force, and we offer several programs to assist them in achieving their academic goals.

Learning Community

The JAGByte Living Learning Community provides incoming School of Computer and Cyber Sciences freshmen the opportunity to live and study together as a cohort and participate in a variety of exclusive activities.

Clubs & Organizations

Student clubs and organizations help you “plug in” to campus life in a way that can lead to meaningful connections, new interests and resume-enhancing experiences.

Your Future

Career Options

Graduates with a Cybersecurity degree can pursue a variety of different positions, including cybersecurity analyst, cryptographer, malware analyst and penetration tester.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Information Security analysts earn a median pay of $102,600 per year, with job growth at 33%.

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Learning Like No Other

Why Augusta?

Proximity to industry experts at the 332,000 sq. ft. Georgia Cyber Center increases internship and networking opportunities by putting you shoulder-to-shoulder with professionals in the field.

As a designated Center of Academic Excellence in the area of cyber defense, Augusta University is home to the Center for Cybersecurity.

Student activities like the Cyber Defense Team and the Upsilon Pi Epsilon honor society give students opportunities to network with their peers as well as put their skills to the test in hacking competitions.

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Cybersecurity student credits getting involved on campus for driving her to success

For Briana Campbell, a cybersecurity major graduating from Augusta University’s School of Computer and Cyber Sciences, her experience at AU has been about strategically surrounding herself with people who can help her succeed by approaching each organization and class as a pool of knowledge and less a competition.

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In photos: Augusta University celebrates eclipsing the 10,000 student mark

For the first time in school history, Augusta University passed the 10,000 student mark and celebrated the occasion. The university now has 10,546 students enrolled, a 7.5% increase over last fall's enrollment numbers.

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Augusta University surpasses 10,000-student mark with largest-ever freshman class 

Augusta University has officially eclipsed the 10,000-student mark as it continues to grow faster than other research universities in Georgia. The university officially has 10,546 students enrolled, marking a 7.5% increase over last fall.

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Augusta University crowns new Mr. and Miss Augusta University

Eboni Watts was named Miss Augusta University, part of the Miss Georgia and Miss America competitions, while Cameron Sapp was named Mr. Augusta University.

The Future Starts Here

The School of Computer and Cyber Sciences provide high-engagement, state-of-the-art technology education and research across computer science, information technology and cybersecurity disciplines.