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Cyber security plays an integral role in defending and protecting a business’s most valuable assets from digital threats. In this program, you’ll learn how to build defensive infrastructure, fight off external dangers, and contribute to long-term business success.

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Earn a Best-in-Class Degree

UTSA’s unique program contextualizes the role of cyber security within the greater business landscape. By building a general knowledge of business alongside highly marketable cyber security skills, you’ll be better able to protect and defend valuable information, data, and assets. Plus, with a comprehension of the dynamic relationship between cyber security and an organization’s greater goals, you’ll also be prepared for active involvement in building and sustaining the future.

Learn from the Best

You’ll learn from our top-tier faculty with academic expertise in digital forensics, secure design, and detection, giving you the industry-aligned skills, you need to advance your career. The quality of our academics was recognized by Intelligent.com, which ranked UTSA #1 for academic support and #15 overall among the top online cyber security degrees in 2020.

100% Online, Designed to fit into your Lifestyle

Because we offer the coursework 100% online, you can personalize your experience to fit your schedule. Also, you may receive credit for your previous college credit, shortening time to completion so you can begin or advance your career in cyber security sooner. The good news is your academic advisor will help you develop your plan through to graduation.

Cyber Security is an exciting, growing field in a state of constant innovation. Our curriculum is designed to get you to the top of your game and make you a sought-after cyber security professional.

Graduates of our program are fully trained for in-demand occupations including:

  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Network Security Analysts
  • Software Developer, Systems Software
  • Software Developer, Applications
  • Vulnerability Assessment Analysts

Largest employers of UTSA graduates include:

 

 

Industries for Cyber Security Graduates

Cyber Security is a widely applicable major as businesses and organizations across several industries require staff and services related to this major. The industries that posted the largest number of Cyber Security-related positions over 2018-19 included:

  • Telecommunications
  • Aerospace Manufacturing
  • Computer Systems Design
  • Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
  • Management and Technical Consulting

 

Salaries for Cyber Security Graduates

The salary range for open cyber security-related positions in the US between November 2018 and October 2019 were:

Lowest 10% $67,793
Median $93,681
Top 10% $120,153

Source: Burning Glass

Degree Requirements

A. Major Requirements

24

Inside Cyber
Introduction to Programming Concepts Laboratory
Introduction to Programming Concepts
Intermediate Object-Oriented Programming Laboratory
Intermediate Object-Oriented Programming
Database Management for Information Systems
Application Development
Introduction to Telecommunications for Business
Systems Analysis and Design
Advanced Topics in Information Systems

B. Support Work in Major

9

9 semester credit hours of upper-division IS courses which may include ONE of the following courses:
Essentials of Technology Management
Introduction to Project Management
or complete one of the following tracks:

IT Project Management Track

Choose three courses from the list below:
Agile Project Management
Introduction to Project Management
Project Management Certification
Essentials of Technology Management
Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation

Cyber Analytics Track

Choose three courses from the list below:
Applied Big Data with Machine Learning
Advanced Database Concepts and Applications
Introduction to Cloud Computing
Digital Forensic Analysis I
Malware Analysis

Total Credit Hours

33

FRESHMEN

Admission High School Class Rank Minimum Test Scores
Direct Admission Top 25% Meet UTSA’s general freshman admission requirements, must be TSI Complete and have completed or are eligible to enroll in the following courses: MAT 1053 and WRC 1013.
Direct Admission Top 50% Meet UTSA’s general freshman admission requirements, SAT score of at least 1100 (Reading and Math, old SAT), 1170 (Reading and Math, new SAT*) or an ACT composite score of at least 24, must be TSI Complete and qualify for enrollment in or completed the equivalent of the following: MAT 1053 and WRC 1013.
* New SAT scores combine Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math.

TRANSFER

Admission Transferable Credits Minimum GPA (4.0 Scale) & Coursework
Direct Admission meet UTSA’s general admission requirements 2.5 overall GPA on all transferable coursework, eligible to return to most recent institution, must be TSI Complete and qualify for enrollment in or completed the equivalent of the following: MAT 1053 and WRC 1013.
Summer 2020 Applicants: Transfer Cyber Security-Online requirements are different. Applicants must meet UTSA’s general admission requirements and have a 2.75 overall GPA on all transferable coursework, eligible to return to most recent institution, must be TSI Complete and qualify for enrollment in or completed the equivalent of the following: MAT 1053 and WRC 1013.

POST BACCALAUREATE

No additional requirements. Post baccalaureates who completed a degree from an accredited university will have direct admission into the Cyber Security-Online program.

 


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