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Learn to defend against sophisticated cyberattacks — and train for the 1.8 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs expected by 2022 — by earning a degree from Idaho’s only cybersecurity bachelor's degree program.
As a cybersecurity major, you will gain the skills and knowledge to prevent, detect and respond to threats against computer systems, networks, hardware, programs and digital data. Explore topics like computer forensics, network security, types of cyberattacks, operating systems and security tools. You could also participate in leading cybersecurity industry research and build defenses against real-world cyber threats.
As one of the National Security Agency’s first seven National Centers of Academic Excellence in cyber defense education, U of I is a leader in advanced cybersecurity training and offers one of the nation’s few comprehensive cybersecurity degree programs. Our graduates have the in-demand expertise to protect computer networks from hackers, defend individual privacy and intellectual property, secure infrastructure critical to our state and nation, and develop secure software and computing systems.
This program could be a good fit if you:
- Enjoy overcoming complex challenges
- Are a critical thinker and creative problem solver
- Like working with computers and technology
- Have strong math, science and technical skills
With this degree, you could become a/an:
- Information assurance software developer
- Software engineer
- Operating systems and network administrator
- Software architect
- Information technology specialist
- Systems analyst
- Database administrator
- Computer support specialist
- Information technology consultant
Computer Science, B.S.