The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Operations and Management program prepares students to become cybersecurity leaders in defending organizations against increasingly more sophisticated cyber threats. Students learn to secure IT environments and infrastructure, design, secure programs, lead forensic investigations across an organization, and manage cyber risks. The program has been developed with national leaders and incorporates the must current thinking and curriculum in cybersecurity. This innovative program positions cybersecurity graduates to immediately step into cybersecurity roles within the private and public sector. The program is multi-disciplinary, and integrates computer science and engineering, math, legal, and cyber management courses. It is further designed to align with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) framework which is a partnership between government, private sector and academia and focused on education, training and workforce development; and led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Courses are also aligned with the National Security Agency’s (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) criteria.
The program allows students to pursue the concentration best suited to their aptitude – this includes an option for a cyber management and leadership or a cyber operations management concentration. It also includes hands-on experiences in which students participate in applied and research-based projects, internship and/or an occupational practicum to gain real-world experience.