Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity (BSCBS)

This highly technical cybersecurity degree program equips graduates with the skills necessary for a successful career in a variety of cybersecurity roles, such as cybersecurity engineering, secure software development, cybersecurity test and evaluation, offensive security, systems architecture, reverse engineering, and emerging cybersecurity problem-solving.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will possess a comprehensive comprehension of contemporary computing systems, enabling them to recognize, examine, and address vulnerabilities. They will be proficient in developing, implementing, and customizing secure computer systems and software, along with possessing a strong understanding of cyber ethics, policies, and risk management. Additionally, graduates will have the capacity to evaluate and assess cyber systems, guaranteeing smooth operations even in the face of potential risks and threats.

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 Master of Science in Cybersecurity (MSCBS)

The MSCBS degree is an interdisciplinary program involving the Colleges of Business, Engineering, and Science. The program prepares graduates with the skills to secure and defend networks, recover from security failures, use computer forensics, and manage data security, leading to careers in the fast-growing field of information security.

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The MS in Cybersecurity - The Computer Engineering Track is an excellent choice for anyone interested in cybersecurity and protecting computer systems from cyber threats. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills to design and implement secure systems and networks. Additionally, it prepares students for cybersecurity leadership roles.

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The MSCBS in Cybersecurity teaches students how to manage information systems security effectively and efficiently. Security failures, network security, computer forensics, and data security are included in the courses. The program is accredited by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience with Huntsville's leading companies and agencies.

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The MS in Cybersecurity - Computer Science Track prepares students for advanced work in the cybersecurity workforce, including advanced work in jobs such as Digital Forensic examiner, Security Engineer, and IT auditor. This program prepares graduates to identify vulnerabilities in computer and software systems and create cost-effective solutions to prevent security breaches. A strong background in applied cryptography will be part of their understanding of advanced networks and security. Some students may work in reverse engineering, digital forensics, malware analysis, or SCADA system security, among others.

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Program Level Learning Outcomes:

  • Goal 1: MS-CBS graduates will understand basic cybersecurity management concepts and legal and ethical issues
  • Goal 2: Graduates will be able to analyze information system security threats and apply cybersecurity policy and management knowledge for security, integrity and availability of data and systems.
  • Goal 3: Graduates will understand basic computer forensics concepts, and be able to apply computer forensic investigation knowledge and analyze/evaluate computer forensic evidence.
  • Goal 4: Graduates will understand basic computer network security and defense concepts, and be able to apply network security knowledge to analyze and harden computer networks.
  • Goal 5: MS –CBS Graduates will appreciate the legal and ethical issues involved in cybersecurity management and policy.

Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Studies

UAH's College of Business offers a graduate certificate program in cybersecurity studies designed to teach participants how to secure and defend networks, recover from security failures, use computer forensics, and manage data security.

In addition to receiving a graduate certificate from UAH, students will also receive training to help them prepare for tests to qualify them for additional security certifications, such as Security+ and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Because it is a graduate program, credit hours earned in the information assurance program can also be applied toward a master’s degree.

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Per the Department of Defense Directive 8570.1 (Information Assurance Training, Certification, and Workforce Management, August 2004), the Department of Defense now requires its information assurance personnel and those of contractors to hold certifications appropriate for the employee’s position.