Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

4 years
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Help protect people from threats in an increasingly digital world.
The B.S. in Cybersecurity program seeks to produce highly skilled and technically competent cybersecurity professionals in all aspects of defensive as well as offensive cybersecurity that starts with security in the initial design and development of the system.

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Why Earn a degree in Cybersecurity?

Developed with the ABET accreditation criteria for cybersecurity in mind, the program emphasizes a core competency skill set that includes:

  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Innovation
  • Problem-solving

Our program is designed to engage you in an open, active learning environment using individual and collaborative project-based activities for secure computing that are valuable and relevant.

Marketable Skills
  • Communication skills in documenting vulnerabilities, standards
  • Working in unscripted/unknown platforms and environments
  • Interpret abnormalities from visualizations
  • Configure/test systems for vulnerabilities
  • Risk analysis of systems/threats

Cybersecurity Degree Highlights

Our faculty in the department also make up the UNT Center for Information and Cyber Security (CICS), which has been designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education and Research.
In this program you can expect to gain a strong foundation in cybersecurity principles from faculty who teach from real-world cybersecurity experience.
UNT is able to offer you the opportunity to pursue a certificate in Cybersecurity along with the completion of a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity.
You also have the opportunity to complement your educational experience by getting involved in a variety of student clubs like the UNT Cyber Security Club or external organizations such as Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) that provide regular training, networking and competitive opportunities.
You will have the opportunity to put what you have learned to the test through practical hands-on experiences, ultimately allowing you to develop the skills required for a career in this field.
In the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, we provide educational programs that are high quality, academically challenging and career-enriching by maintaining a balance between the theoretical and practical aspects of the field.

What Can You Do With A Degree in Cybersecurity?

Currently, there are an estimated 500,000 cybersecurity jobs unfilled in our country including:

  • Administrators
  • Architects
  • Managers
  • Scientists
  • Technical personnel

The Cybersecurity Jobs Report 2018-2021 predicts that there will be 3.5 million unfilled jobs in cybersecurity by 2021. As new technologies enter every part of daily life, the demand for people with degrees in cybersecurity will exponentially increase.

After graduation, you will be prepared for jobs in:

  • Cyber defense analysis
  • Data security analysis
  • Enterprise architecture
  • IT security project management
  • Secure software development
  • Security architecture
  • System security engineering
  • System testing and evaluation
  • Vulnerability assessment

Cybersecurity Degree Courses You Could Take

Computer Systems Security (3 hrs)
Introduces theoretical and practical aspects of computer systems security and present ways to protect a computer system. Topics include operating system security, hardware security modules, cryptoprocessors, hypervisors, trusted platform modules, virtualization security, storage security, trusted hardware, application isolation, and cloud and IoT security. Students will also explore emerging security challenges facing computer systems based on recent research papers.
Social Issues in Computing (3 hrs)
The effect of computer science and engineering on the home and workplace, with emphasis on the role of computer professional in modern society.
Computer Forensics (3 hrs)
Fundamentals of computer forensics and cyber-crime scene analysis including laws, regulations, international standards and formal methodology for conducting computer forensic investigations. Topics include advanced computer forensic science capabilities such as target hardening and software, tools for data duplication, recovery and analysis, and development of pre-search or on-scene computer investigative techniques.
Computer Crime (3 hrs)
Introduction to computer crime through an examination of the crime and those individuals committing it, as well as the specific laws, investigative techniques, and criminological theories applicable to computer crime.
Information Privacy (3 hrs)
Examines popular concepts of privacy and provides an in-depth look into privacy-related technologies, privacy laws, and self-regulatory efforts. In addition to technical aspects, covers other aspects of privacy such as philosophical, historical, cultural, economic, legal and policy perspectives.
Foundations of Cybersecurity (3 hrs)
Security goals, threats and vulnerabilities. Cryptography, program security and operating system security issues. Basic network security. Planning, policies and risk analysis.

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