Cyber security has become an important career path in information technology. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for cyber security experts
is expected to significantly exceed supply this decade,as cyber security becomes an increasingly important aspect of national defense.
Cameron University offers two degree programs for students who wish to pursue a career in cyber security.
Associate in Applied Science in Information Technology with an option in Information Assurance/Security .
This is a two-year program where students take a core of 18 hours of general education courses along with 45 hours of courses in computer networking,
computer programming, cyber security and information assurance. Graduates of this program can continue at Cameron by transferring to the bachelor’s degree program, which consists of two more years of study. Graduates can also be placed into entry level positions doing ethical hacking, traffic analysis of Internet packets and computer forensics.
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with an option in Information Assurance/Security.
This is a four-year program where students gain significant proficiency in networking, programming, cyber security and information assurance. These are
the skills required to begin an exciting career as an IT specialist in cyber security. Students graduating with a bachelor’s degree can also continue their education in
graduate schools across the country.
These two programs operate as “2+2” programs, where credit taken during the first two years transfers seamlessly into the four-year bachelor’s program.
Cameron University and Cyber Security Education Consortium are investing in highly qualified and specially trained faculty. Cyber security is dynamic with new developments happening at breakneck speed, and Cameron’s faculty are continually upgrading their skills and knowledge. Current faculty specialties include:
- Computer forensics
- Ethical hacking
- Information assurance/security
- Intrusion detection
State-of-the-art hardware and software tools include:
- Computer networking lab
- Computer security/hacking lab
- Computer biometric security lab (coming soon)
- Forensics lab with FRED (Forensic Recovery of Evidence Device).