Bachelor's in Cybersecurity

 

Are you ready to become an invaluable asset in one of the most in-demand industries in tech? Then come pursue your Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity at WMU. All of our cybersecurity courses are offered both online and in-person to give you flexibility. Learn how to build your cybersecurity knowledge and skills through interactive course content and projects.

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If preventing data breaches, cyberattacks and online threats excites you, attend one of our online info sessions to learn more about a WMU Bachelor of Science in cybersecurity.

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  • 97% of Broncos had instructors who made them excited about learning

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  • $112K median annual wage for information security analysts in 2022

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  • 32% projected job growth for information security analysts from 2022-32

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What can I do with a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity from Western?

As one of the fastest-growing fields, employers who partner with WMU say that cybersecurity is an area with a shortage of qualified professionals where employees are needed. By graduation, you will be qualified for a variety of careers such as:

  • Security analyst
  • Cybersecurity manager
  • Secure software developer
  • Cybersecurity specialist
  • Threat hunter
  • Penetration tester
  • Cloud security analyst
  • Network administrator
  • Cybersecurity consultant

Jesse Blaine Quote

  • Participating in cybersecurity challenges against virtual machines augmented my understanding of how vulnerable machines act when faced with adversaries.

    Jesse Blaine, B.S.'23

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Experience-driven learning

Whether in your classroom or a member of the Bronco Cybersecurity Club, you will learn in a hands-on environment that offers countless opportunities and resources.

Are scholarships available?

Are scholarships available?

Yes! There are a number of scholarships available for students enrolled in the cybersecurity program at Western. We encourage you to apply for all scholarships that match your interests, career goals and financial or academic needs.

What will I learn in cybersecurity?

Whether you choose online or in-person courses, our cybersecurity program prepares you to prevent data breaches, cyberattacks and online threats. Interactive trainings, applicable projects and certifications give you the required skills to enter the workforce as a competent cybersecurity professional.

Our 122-credit-hour cybersecurity program prepares you to:

  • Monitor, analyze and respond to cyberattacks in computer and network systems.
  • Identify failing system components that threaten cybersecurity and provide real-time solutions.
  • Implement cybersecurity best practices and risk management.
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of an organization about cybersecurity.
  • Examine the legal, regulatory and policy issues related to securing information systems.
  • Make ethical decisions about cybersecurity.
  • Work effectively in teams.

Our program will provide:

  • Preparation for CompTIA Network+ and Security+ certifications.
  • Options for online or in-person coursework.
  • Faculty who are experts in the field.

 

What have other cybersecurity students achieved?

Requirements for students

  • Technology requirements Cybersecurity students will need a computer that meets the minimum hardware and software requirements.

  • Code of conduct All cybersecurity students must agree to the University's White Hat Code of Conduct.

  • Get certified The WMU cybersecurity program prepares you for Network+ and Security+ certification exams, which are two certifications employers seek in their entry-level positions.

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