Cybersecurity is one of the nation's fastest-growing career fields with over 460,000 open positions in the US alone. Our program is business-oriented, giving students a rounded and practical experience that expands beyond IT skills alone.
This program will teach students how to build practical defenses against cyber attacks by "hardening" networks and devices, investigate breaches, and ultimately how to think like a hacker to find and fix breaches.
We consulted leading faculty, experts, and companies in the field to develop this program.
According to Lightcast, cybersecurity professionals earn a median salary of $90,757.
Some courses in this program are taken online & powered by Rize, giving students the best of student life with the flexibility of some online learning.
Our modern world is built on technology, and that technology has become vulnerable as hacking has become more automated and profitable. This cybersecurity program consists of two fundamental focuses.
Cyber Threats: Learn how to identify, neutralize, and prevent them from happening.
IT Skills: Learn the fundamentals skills that often pair with cybersecurity in the real world.
You'll take courses like Cybercrime and Governance, Modern Cybersecurity, Cyber Forensics, and the Ethical Hacking Capstone.
The hardest course in this program is the Capstone which serves as the culmination of all of your work.
Like all of our innovative degree programs, this one targets a high-paying, fast-growing, and low-unemployment industry.
We consulted cybersecurity experts and Fortune 500 companies during the creation of this curriculum. It's designed to meet the entry-level job needs of both small and large companies.
Students who complete this curriculum will be well positioned to obtain a number of certifications which will increase their employability, including , , and .
Randy is a professor of IT and Cybersecurity at Penn State, as well as an Engineering Manager at the Naval Nuclear Laboratory, where he focuses on both physical and cyber security systems. His expertise on both the academic and professional side of cybersecurity made him uniquely qualified to be the primary designer of the Cybersecurity program.
Dr. Charles Severance holds a PhD in Computer Science from Michigan State University. He is the former Executive Director of the Sakai Foundation, and one of the world’s leading online CS educators. His contributions and curriculum form the basis of our programming curriculum.
Alexey is a highly respected engineer and engineering manager with strong experience in building cloud-based financial technology systems. His skill in building engineering teams gives him particular insight into the skills most valuable in today’s technology workforce. Alexey is the former CEO of Agile Code - a software development firm - and has 20 years of experience bringing software products to market.