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Cybersecurity, B.S.

Help Our Nation Become Cyber Resilient
  • 755K+

    Cybersecurity Job Openings Nationwide

  • 23,500

    Number of Cybersecurity Professionals Sought by NC Employers

  • 109

    Among Public National Universities, according to U.S. News & World Report

A Degree in Cybersecurity Prepares you for the Following Careers

GRC Analysts work with all aspects of cybersecurity to provide assurance that business systems are secure - from personnel and facilities to coding practices and access control. Entry level positions start at $87,500.
These professionals utilize intricate knowledge of how information systems work, coupled with specialized toolsets to find weaknesses in information systems before threat actors can take advantage. Penetration Testers must think outside the box and demonstrate persistence through adversity in this highly competitive and rewarding careers. Entry level positions average $104,775 per year.

Security Operations Center (SOC), Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), and Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) are variations of IT security monitoring and Incident Response capabilities within an organization. The first line of defense can be referred to as Security Analysts, SOC Analysts, Cybersecurity Analysts, and Incident Response Analysts. Regardless of organization name and individual job title, IR Analysts configure and monitor security tools to identify cybersecurity threats, implement routine security measures, and on-call response to incidents happening outside business hours. Entry level positions start at $154,487 per year.

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Learn To

Understand the fundamentals of cybersecurity.

Understand the problems and solutions of cybersecurity in a global, economic, and societal context.

Use current standards and best business practices in information security management to develop cybersecurity policies and plans.

Understand professional and ethical issues arising from the impact of privacy and security on society.

Scientifically evaluate current and emerging security technologies and apply them in a real-world setting.

Cybersecurity Program Overview
Cybersecurity is an ever-changing and expanding field, and it comforts me to know that I can never learn enough, and that I am working in a field where I will continue expanding my knowledge every day.
Maria F. Class of 2021

Are You an International Student?

This is a U.S. Department of Homeland Security STEM designated program that allows eligible F1 international students to apply for a 24-month optional practical training extension.