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About the Bachelor’s Degree in Cyber Security from TROY

In today’s data-driven world, companies and organizations need qualified cyber security professionals to protect them from cyberattacks. If you’re passionate about technology and have a strong interest in the cyber security field, the cyber security program at Troy University is the right place for you. At TROY, you’ll learn to develop and implement security solutions, conduct risk assessments, and evaluate politics and procedures to protect information systems. Our cyber security program is led by experienced and supportive faculty with specialized skill sets and active research in computer security. They have over 20 years of experience in both public and private industries. Through your courses and hands-on experience, you’ll build the knowledge and skills you need for cyber security jobs in this ever-evolving industry.

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“I graduated from TROY and completed AFROTC at TROY too. Therefore, I am an officer in the Air Force. My specific military job does not require any prior cyber/computer security knowledge. However, having this knowledge does help.”
Tyrone Davis Jr. | Air Force Second Lieutenant | 2022 graduate, B.S. Cyber Security

A Cyber Security Degree with Hands-On, Real-World Experiences

Develop practical expertise and hands-on skills in the field of cyber security by engaging in case studies, research projects and internships. TROY’s dedicated professors will help connect you to internships at renowned organizations like CGI, Alfa Insurance and other esteemed public and private companies. These experiences will give you valuable insights into the practical applications of cyber security. Additionally, you can broaden your horizons and gain a global perspective by participating in TROY’s study abroad programs.

A Cyber Security Program Led by Experienced Professionals

You’ll learn the latest trends, tools, and techniques used in the industry from faculty who bring a wealth of knowledge and extensive expertise in various areas of cyber security, including network security, computer forensics, cyber defense and cryptography. Their courses will give you access to contemporary hacking and penetration testing tools and frameworks such as OpenVas, Kali Linux, and Parrot Linux. You will also use labs that combine wireless technologies and cryptographic systems. TROY professors are research scholars who have presented at conferences and published research in peer-reviewed journals — and they are supportive mentors committed to preparing you for success in cyber security jobs.
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Bachelor’s in Cyber Security Curriculum

While specific courses may vary from year to year, your coursework may include:
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Get the flexibility you need by taking courses online, in class or through a blend of both. For more information about program availability and delivery options, call 1-800-414-5756.


Enhance Your Resume by Getting Involved

Another way to build skills for cyber security jobs, make connections and have fun is to get involved in student organizations, such as the TROY Computer Science Club, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), ASIS International and the IEEE Computer Society.

Career Opportunities in Cyber Security Await You

By earning your degree at TROY, you’ll be well positioned for   in a field exploding with career opportunities. Take information security analysts, for example. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 35% through 2031 — much faster than the average for all occupations. On average, about 19,500 openings are projected each year due to workers who change careers or retire.

Careers with the TROY Cyber Security Degree

With the increasing demand for skilled professionals, graduates of TROY’s bachelor’s degree program can find cyber security jobs in various industries, including government, finance, healthcare and technology.

Faculty Profiles

Dr. Byungkwan Jung

Dr. Byungkwan Jung

Dr. Byungkwan Jung, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at TROY, received his B.S. in accounting - taxation from Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea, his M.S. Bachelor’s in Cyber Security cyber security jobs in computer science from South Dakota State University, and his Ph.D. in computer science from Texas Tech University. Before joining TROY, he was a postdoctoral research associate at Baylor University. His research interests include wireless networks and mobile computing, cybersecurity, image processing, and machine learning.

Minor in Cyber Security

With the 18-hour cyber security minor, you can focus your computer science degree at TROY on this dynamic and rewarding field.

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FAQ About the Cyber Security Program

Learn more about the field of cyber security and our program.
Can I get an online cyber security degree?
Yes. TROY offers two delivery options for our cyber security degree program, ensuring you have the flexibility and accessibility you need. You can choose between in-person classes on the Troy Campus or online classes.
What kind of coursework can I expect in the cyber security program?
Coursework covers a wide range of topics, including network security, digital forensics, cryptography, secure programming and more.
What kind of support is available if I need help with my cyber security degree courses?
TROY offers academic support services such as tutoring, writing center and career services. You may also seek assistance from your instructors or peers face to face if you take in-person classes. If you’re pursuing the online cyber security degree at TROY, you can access support through online discussion boards or other communication channels.
What are cyber security jobs?
Cyber Security jobs involve protecting online data and information from hackers and other security threats. Graduates of the cyber security program at TROY may be qualified for a variety of roles in the field, including cyber security analyst, network security engineer, information security manager and digital forensics analyst, among others. Specific job titles and responsibilities may vary depending on your interests and experience.
How do I get a job in cyber security?
The best way to get a job in cyber security is to get an education. By earning a degree in cyber security at TROY, you’ll be well positioned for cyber security jobs in network security, systems administration, security auditing and response and more. Internships and professional networking can also help you launch your cyber security career.
How much do cyber security jobs pay?
The median annual salary for information security analysts is $102,600, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Glassdoor puts the national average annual salary for a cyber security professional in the U.S. at $79,017. However, salaries may vary depending on your industry, location and experience.

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