Cybersecurity is increasingly important in many industries, and the demand for professionals with the training to keep companies and commerce secure continues to grow. The University of Central Missouri is helping train the next generation of versatile specialists with our Cybersecurity minor.
Specialize in cybersecurity
UCM’s Cybersecurity minor is an ideal choice for undergraduate students majoring in Computer Science, Criminal Justice or other tech fields. This program provides specialized, hands-on training in secure software development and system security to become a digital security expert.
ABET-accredited Cybersecurity program
SANS GIAC-certified teachers
Become a digital security expert
The University of Central Missouri’s Cybersecurity minor offers hands-on training in all the core aspects of cybersecurity, from system administration to secure software development. While not as rigorous as the bachelor’s degree programs we offer, the Cybersecurity minor provides a solid foundation in the field through courses such as:
In our ABET-certified program, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from leading experts in cybersecurity and use cutting-edge technology at some of the most reputable tech firms in the Kansas City area.
As a Cybersecurity student at UCM, you’ll get a taste of working in the real world with the latest cybersecurity tools and techniques. Opportunities to learn outside the classroom and gain hands-on experience include:
Adding a Cybersecurity minor to your UCM major can provide you with the system/cloud administration or coding and programming skills you need to contribute to information security efforts in the workplace and stand out in the job market. UCM graduates from the Cybersecurity program typically go on to work as cybersecurity analysts, network administrators, software engineers or programmers.
Explore jobs in cybersecurity
Use the interactive tool below to explore all the possible career pathways that a Cybersecurity minor can open for you. Gain insights into job outlooks, potential salaries and more.
The University of Central Missouri provides more than $21 million in institutional aid to our students each year, and our tuition remains consistently more affordable than that of the average public college. We offer a variety of other resources to help you finance your college education.
In addition to general financial aid and award opportunities available through the university, you may be eligible to apply for scholarships for students in UCM’s Cybersecurity program, including:
You can learn more about program-specific scholarships by visiting the UCM Scholarship Finder.
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If you’re interested in pursuing a digitally focused career but aren’t convinced cybersecurity is quite your passion, you might consider these other minors at UCM: