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Cybersecurity

"What Can I Do With a Major in...Cybersecurity?"

Why Major in Cybersecurity?

Program Educational Objectives - Within a few years of graduation, a graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to create solutions to Cybersecurity problems in industry, government or academia appropriate to their levels of professional experience.
  • Be capable of gauging the impact of Cybersecurity on society, and possess knowledge of the ethical, social and professional responsibilities of their work.
  • Have effective oral and written communication skills and demonstrate the ability to contribute effectively to the benefit of teams.
  • Continue to update their professional knowledge and skills to adapt to innovation and change, and be successful in their professional work and/or graduate studies.

Additional, graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity will demonstrate the following specific student outcomes:

  • An ability to apply the theoretical foundations of cybersecurity to analyze a security problem, and to identify security policy requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a security solution to meet the security policy requirements.
  • An ability to apply security principles and practices to design and implement computing systems with consideration of the physical, software, and human aspects of the computing system.
  • An ability to analyze and evaluate cyber systems with respect to security and maintaining operations.
  • An ability to use current cybersecurity skills and tools, and to recognize the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
  • An ability to function effectively in a team environment and to communicate cybersecurity related contents effectively to a range of audiences.
  • An ability to make informed judgments in cybersecurity practice basedon legal and ethical principles.
  • An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.

Related Career Titles

Cybersecurity Engineer Cybersecurity Specialist
Cybersecurity Analyst Cybersecurity Architect
Security Analyst Security Engineer
Security/IT Director Systems Administrator
Network Architect or Engineer Forensics Investigator
Auditor Systems Engineer
Cybersecurity Project Manager Application Support Specialist-Cybersecurity
Business Analyst-Cybersecurity CISO
CIO Penetration Tester
Security Consultant

Related Job Listings/Job Search Website

HireRed
LinkedIn
Computer Work
Association for Information Systems
Association of Information Technology Professionals
Business Software Alliance
Computer and Communications Industry Association
Information Systems Audit and Control Association
Information Technology Industry Council
International Association of IT Asset Managers
International Digital Enterprise Alliance (IDEAlliance)
Internet Alliance
Monster
Dice
Careerbuilder
GreatITJobs
TechGorillas.com

Affiliated Organizations

Association for Computing Machinery
Association of Information Technology Professionals
American Society for Information Science and Technology
Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals
Computer and Communications Industry Association
Information Systems Audit and Control Association
Information Technology Industry Council
International Association of IT Asset Managers
International Digital Enterprise Alliance (IDEAlliance)
Internet Alliance
Software & Information Industry Association
The Computing Technology Industry Association

Four-Year Academic Plan

Cybersecurity Major, B.S. Degree

Disclaimer

The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Career Services Center by e-mail at careers@ucmo.edu and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me

Valery Johnson
Career Development Coordinator


Clarinda Dir
Career Development Coordinator