Bachelor of ScienceCybersecurity

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Our Cybersecurity major provides a strong foundation towards a career involving computer and network security in various industries, including finance, logistics, healthcare, education, and government. 

Year 1: gaining experience in computer hardware, software concepts, and application development.  

Year 2: An in-depth study of cybersecurity principles, network and wireless communication, operating systems, and systems administration.  

Year 3: Students participate in hands-on learning for various areas including internet security, penetration testing, and digital forensics, cyberattacks analysis, and detection.  

Year 4: Students use the knowledge and skills they learned in the previous three years and apply them through cybersecurity practicum projects. 

The program emphasizes the development of analytical and problem-solving skills, communication, and teamwork – all highly valued areas in the industry. 

Program Learning Outcomes:

Graduates should be able to:

  • Manage and administrate different operating systems and be able to automate different tasks using scripting languages.
  • Function effectively as a member or a leader of a team engaged in activities. Students will communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Explain key networking protocols
  • Apply the fundamentals of cybersecurity and basic cryptography.
  • Apply principles of programming and design applications.
  • Apply security principles and practices to identify threats and defend a system or network.
  • Exploit and/or mitigate vulnerabilities and implement a defense solution.

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Potential Career Paths

Our cybersecurity program prepares students for the following positions:  

  • Security Architect 
  • IT Security Engineer 
  • Security Analyst 
  • Information Security Officer 
  • Security System Administrator 
  • IT Security Consultant 
  • Forensic System Analyst 
100%JU Computing Science Alumni Working in Field
33%National Job Growth by 2029, much faster than the average of 4% for all occupations
7,600+Cybersecurity Jobs in Florida in 2020
Austin Busch (JU 2020)

I am currently working on Nutanix implementation on the Cloud and Infrastructure team for Blue Cross Blue Shield. Jacksonville University has provided me with the resources and training required to launch my career at Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Austin BuschJacksonville University 2020

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