Explore Academic Programs - Cybersecurity


Controlling access to data is a high priority in today's business world. The increase of identity theft, computer fraud and loss of company secrets has created a high demand for information security professionals.


Careers, Potential Earnings & Market Growth Rates

Computer and Information Systems Managers

Median wages (2017)     $66.93 hourly,  $139,800 annual
Projected growth (2016-2026)    Faster than average (10% to 14%)
Projected job openings (2016-2026)  32,500

Information Security Analysts

Median Wages (2017)  $45.92 hourly,  $95,510 annually
Projected growth (2016-2026)    Much faster than average (15% or higher)
Projected job openings (2016-2026)     10,400

* Further study (bachelor's degree) required | ** Study beyond bachelor's degree required


Degrees and Certificates

This program offers different pathways, and you can choose your final destination.  A certificate in cybersecurity can provide short-term employability while the student continues on with an associate of applied science in Information Security. 

Cyberdefense Pathways

Delivery Mode

Associate of Applied Science

Cyberdefense-Information Assurance

60 credit hours, two years full time

Central Campus Day 

Central Campus Evening & Weekend

Online

Certificate of Completion

Cyberdefense-Information Assurance

23 credit hours

Central Campus Day 

Central Campus Evening & Weekend

Online

Certificate of Completion 

Cybersecurity

22 credit hours

Central Campus Day 

Central Campus Evening & Weekend

Online