The B.S. in Cybersecurity program seeks to produce highly skilled and technically competent cybersecurity professionals in all aspects of defensive as well as offensive cybersecurity that starts with security in the initial design and development of the system. Developed with the ABET accreditation criteria for cybersecurity in mind, the program emphasizes a core competency skill set that includes critical thinking, creativity, innovation, and problem-solving that engages students in an open, active learning environment using individual and collaborative project-based activities for secure computing that are valuable and relevant.
CSE Undergraduate Cybersecurity Certificate
The UNT Center for Information and Cyber Security (CICS) has been designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education and Research.
As part of the CAE-CDE designation, UNT is able to offer students the opportunity to pursue a certificate in cybersecurity along with the completion of their B.S. in Cybersecurity degree. After completing the degree, please fill out the form https://cics.unt.edu/node/105 and submit to the CSE office at F201 in Discovery Park.
Growing industry needs in cybersecurity
Currently, there are an estimated 500,000 cybersecurity jobs unfilled in our country, from management, scientists, architects, and administrators to every kind of technical personnel. The Cybersecurity Jobs Report 2018-2021 predicts that there will be 3.5 million unfilled jobs in cybersecurity by 2021. As new technologies enter every part of daily life, due to lack of expertise, we expect the demand for people with higher degrees will exponentially increase.
Companies hiring cybersecurity professionals are also offering lucrative salaries. Below is a closer look at the salaries possible for security professionals in cybersecurity:
- $90,450 is the average salary for an entry-level Cyber Security Analyst, according to Ziprecruiter.com.
- $92,644 is the median salary for a Cyber Security Engineer, according to Payscale.com.
Jobs after graduation
After graduation, B.S. in Cybersecurity graduates will be prepared for jobs in secure software development, system test/evaluation, data security analysis, IT security project management, cyber defense analysis, vulnerability assessment, and system security engineering, security architecture, and enterprise architecture.