Cyber Security Bachelor Degree | Troy University

Cyber Security

About the Bachelor’s Degree in Cyber Security

In our interconnected world, the need for web security professionals is at an all-time high. Troy University’s cyber security undergraduate degree will equip you to work within the world of information technology (IT) and provide crucial protection to your future clients and organizations.

Learn from Cyber Security Professionals

As you work your way through TROY’s cyber security degree program, you will learn from faculty who have specialized skill sets and active research in computer networking, operating systems and computer security with more than 20 years of experience in public and private industries.  Upon graduation, you’ll possess the professional tools for a career in computer science and the ability to craft organized methods of detection, prevention, countering and recovery methods for your future clientele.

Opportunities await!

Today’s world is data driven. That’s why companies and organizations look for qualified cyber security professionals to be their main lines of defense against cyberattacks. As a recipient of TROY’s bachelor’s degree in cyber security, you will find job opportunities available within computer companies, consulting firms and businesses and financial companies. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, information security analysts are about to experience a surge of career opportunities with the job outlook increasing by 33% through 2030 — a rate that is much faster than average.

Some of the job titles include: 

  • Risk/vulnerability analyst 
  • Penetration tester 
  • Cybersecurity auditor 
  • Cybersecurity engineer 
  • Computer forensic analyst 
  • Web application security engineer 
  • Cybersecurity analyst 
  • Network security engineer 
  • Software security tester 
  • Security analyst 
  • Security architect 
  • Security engineer 
  • Cybersecurity technician/analyst 
  • Security consultant 
  • Security systems administrator 
  • Network security engineer/analyst 
  • Forensic analyst 
  • Digital forensic examiner 

Cyber Security Curriculum

Students have access to contemporary hacking and penetration testing tools and frameworks like OpenVas, Kali Linux and parrot linux, along with labs that combine wireless technologies and cryptographic systems.

While specific courses may vary from year to year, coursework may include but is not limited to:

Additional Cyber Security Programs

TROY offers a cyber security minor for interested students in our computer science department. This minor requires 18 hours and can be reviewed here in the Academic Catalog.

Students pursuing additional education in computer science can also find graduate degrees in cyber security at Troy University. We provide thesis and non-thesis course tracks and offer both traditional campus classes and a blended online program for those seeking to advance their career on their own schedule.

Course Information

Start Your Cyber Security Career

Today’s world is data-driven. That’s why companies and organizations look for qualified cyber security professionals to be their main lines of defense against any and all cyberattacks. As a recipient of TROY’s bachelor’s degree in cyber security, you will find job opportunities available within computer companies, consulting firms and businesses, and financial companies. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, information security analysts are about to experience a surge of career opportunities with the job outlook increasing by 31 percent — a rate that is much faster than average.

 


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Program Locations

  • Troy Campus
  • TROY Online