Currently, there are an estimated 500,000 cybersecurity jobs unfilled in our country including:
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.
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering’s Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity helps students get a leg up on the industry. Our program seeks to produce highly skilled and technically competent cybersecurity professionals in all aspects of defensive and offensive cybersecurity that starts with security in the initial design and development of the system. Developed with the ABET accreditation criteria for cybersecurity in mind, the program emphasizes a core competency skill set that includes:
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.
After graduation, you will be prepared for jobs in:
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. You can look forward to exciting engineering careers that solve societal problems, advance technology and improve the quality of life for people everywhere.
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. Thanks to this designation, 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.
In this program you can expect to gain a strong foundation in cybersecurity principles from faculty who teach from real-world cybersecurity experience. You will then 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.
Freshmen interested in the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity can complete the program in four years. Transfer students may be able to complete it in two years.