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Cybersecurity degree programs

BS Applied Computing (Cybersecurity)

The ACO degree with a concentration in cybersecurity builds on the ACO degree. Students acquire the technical knowledge to secure networks and applications, an understanding of cybersecurity governance models and risk-management fundamentals, methods of communicating complex risk issues, and solutions for the challenges of implementing cybersecurity controls within various organizational models. Students gain experience with real-world cybersecurity organizations, protecting digital assets against compromise or theft.

Key concepts: Network security, risk management, implementing cyber controls, cybersecurity governance
Location: New College, West campus
WUE eligible

Careers

  • Computer Network Administrator
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Science Teacher, Postsecondary
  • Computer and Information Research Scientist
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager

BA Business (Information Security)

The BA degree program in business with a concentration in information security provides students with core business skills as well as the basic critical and technical skills necessary to understand cyber threats, security, and prevention in the business setting. It focuses on data security to endure students learn how to protect future stakeholders and clients.

Key concepts: Cyber threats and threat prevention in business.
Location: W.P. Carey School of Business, West Campus

Careers

  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Credit Analyst
  • Data Management Specialist
  • General Manager
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Operations Manager
  • Operations Research Analyst

BS Computer Science (Cybersecurity)

The BS program in computer science with a concentration in cybersecurity provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to build dependable and secure information systems and networks and to ensure the integrity and quality of information being stored, processed and transmitted.

Key concepts: Network security
Location: School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering (Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering), Tempe Campus

Careers

  • Computer Network Administrator
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer Software Quality Engineer
  • Computer System Architect
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator (DBA)
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer

BSE Computer Systems Engineering (Cybersecurity)

The cybersecurity concentration in the computer systems engineering BSE degree program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to build dependable and secure information systems and networks and to ensure the integrity and quality of the information being stored, processed and transmitted.

Key concepts: Network security
Location: School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering (Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering), Tempe Campus

Careers

  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Computer Network Administrator
  • Computer Network Analyst
  • Computer Scientist
  • Computer Software Quality Engineer
  • Computer System Architect
  • Database Administrator (DBA)
  • Engineering Manager
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Software Developer

BS Information Technology

The BS in Information Technology focuses on the movement of data by retrieving, managing, securing and analyzing data sets. The BS undergraduate degree program in information technology starts by introducing basic fundamentals that help lay the foundation of the information technology coursework. These fundamentals build toward a focus area that allow students to hone their skill set, preparing them for employment in the fast-paced environment that is information technology.

Key concepts: Data
Location: The Polytechnic School (Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering), Polytechnic Campus
WUE eligible

Careers

  • Computer Network Architect
  • Computer Network Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Information Technology Project Manager
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Security Manager

BS Software Engineering

Software systems are complex, often including in excess of a million lines of code. Graduates of the BS in software engineering possess knowledge and skills of a defined engineering approach to complex systems analysis, planning, design and construction. The program has a unique, project-driven curriculum, establishing a new model of communication, teamwork, critical thinking and professionalism.

Key concepts:
Location: School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering (Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering), The Polytechnic Campus

Careers

  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Science Professor
  • Computer Software Quality Engineer
  • Information Technology Manager (IT Manager)
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer