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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

Program Information

Cybersecurity Program

100 Grace Hopper Ln
Augusta, GA 30901

Georgia Cyber Center


What You'll Study


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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A Calling 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.

Computer & Cyber Science News

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Augusta University celebrates first Master of Science in Computer Science graduate

“I am just very grateful to have been able to work with such wonderful people. The faculty have all been great and fellow students have all been great,” said Patrick Woolard. 

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Ten new faculty to join Augusta University’s School of Computer and Cyber Sciences

The School of Computer and Cyber Sciences has experienced unprecedented growth over the past four years. Student enrollment has doubled, and, for the first time in the school’s history, the student body is over 700.

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Cyber, social sciences faculty collaborate to study social media attacks with $500K grant

“This has the potential to help create better discourse, dialogue, national security measures and policy options cross-nationally and cross-culturally.”

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Cyber faculty member awarded Augusta University’s first National Science Foundation CAREER Award

“Whether it's self-driving cars or the drones in the lab, if their controllers are using the machine-learning techniques, they will have some upgrades during their lifetime, and my results may be helpful to these kind of systems remaining safe,” Xiang said.

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.