Why Pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Cyber Security
UTSA’s Cyber Security degree is available in a classroom or online. And if you haven’t already heard, we have one of the top-ranked Cyber Security programs in the nation! After earning a degree in cyber security, you’ll spend your days as a digital investigator, puzzle-solver and technical expert on the forefront of security and innovation. As you can imagine, and have probably read in the news, these jobs are in high demand.
Our program curriculum maps to the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s NICE Framework, which is a framework to ensure you’ll be engaging in learning activities that will develop the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in your career.
Get to Know Cyber Security at UTSA
Robert Kaufman, associate professor in the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business, discusses why you should pursue a BBA in Cyber Security.
UTSA has been designated as a Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security in the areas of CAE-Education, CAE-Operations and CAE-Research and is one of only 10 institutions in the nation to achieve all three designations.
When you apply to UTSA, you select the major you'd like to study. The choice of major will not impact if you get admitted to the University (all students must meet UTSA's general admission requirements); however, some majors will require additional admission requirements to be able to declare the major your freshman year.
Spring and Summer Applicants
|Cyber Security: There are no additional admission requirements to declare this major. You must meet UTSA’s general admission requirements|
|Cyber Security: To major in Cyber Security (not including Online Cyber Security), you must meet UTSA’s general admission requirements and have completed MAT 1053 Mathematics for Business (TCCN: MATH 1324) or higher with grade of C- or better. Students who do not meet these requirements, but meet UTSA’s general admission requirements, will be admitted into Business Studies, where students will be able to work towards meeting the pre-requisites needed to declare their business major.|
Pro Tip: Even if you don't think you will qualify for financial aid, you should still submit the FAFSA! Information from the FAFSA could impact certain scholarships that are even merit-based.
UTSA Scholarship Hub
Through one general scholarship application, you can automatically be considered for dozens of scholarships at UTSA, including scholarships that are available for this major. In order to access all available scholarship applications on the UTSA Scholarship Hub, you must be an admitted student. If you are a student applying for admission, but have not yet been admitted, you may sign in and complete the Scholarship Hub’s General Application as long as you have authenticated your myUTSA ID and Passphrase. Once you are admitted to UTSA, please sign back in to the Scholarship Hub to see if there are any additional scholarship opportunities available for you to pursue.
UTSA offers an automatic merit-based scholarship to incoming new freshman and transfer students who display exceptional scholastic achievement in high school by the priority deadline. Non-resident and international students awarded a Distinguished Scholarship for a minimum of $1,000 for the academic year will be granted a waiver for non-resident tuition if scholarship eligibility is maintained. This means out-of-state and international students could pay in-state tuition! For fall admitted freshmen, this scholarship is valued up to $20,000 for up to four years. For fall or spring admitted transfer students, this scholarship is valued up to $6,000 for up to two years. Renewal eligibility must be maintained and funding must be available.Distinguished Scholarships
UTSA Bold Promise
Although not a scholarship, UTSA is committed to cover tuition and mandatory fees 100% for eligible students who come from low and middle-income Texas families.UTSA Bold Promise
Careers, Salary & Skills
UTSA prepares you for future careers that are in demand. See possible careers below. This data is pulled by a third-party tool called Emsi, which pulls data from sources like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, online job postings, other government databases and more to give you regional and national career outlook related to this academic program. On top of the resources your college will provide, the University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.
- 16th Air Force
- Arctic Wolf
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- DoE National Laboratories
- Ernst & Young
- Frost Bank
- Home Depot
- National Security Agency
- Northrup Grumman
Minors & CertificatesAfter selecting a major area of study and enrolling at UTSA, degree-seeking students can choose from a variety of minors and certificates to supplement their education. Although not required, minors and certificates can help students customize their UTSA experience based on their passions and unique career goals.
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The Honors Experience
Realize your full potential at The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Honors College. Rooted in experiential learning, our classes and programs are hands-on, project-based, and customizable to fit your individual goals. Students in any majors can get invited to our Honors College. Turn your passions into marketable skills for the future!Why Join Honors?
Nationally ranked and recognized, the Alvarez College of Business is the 13th largest business school in the United States. With 15 undergraduate business degrees, we focus on teaching applied business and technical skills that are in high demand.
Learn by doing as you explore your passions outside of the classroom by participating in global immersion programs, student organizations, academic competitions and undergraduate research projects as part of our collaborative community.
The Alvarez College offers personalized career preparation programs and support for business students to find competitive internships and full-time positions. Our Roadrunners are working on Wall Street, with major technology companies and at Big Four accounting firms.
UTSA is all about your success. Our experiential learning initiative takes what you learn in the classroom and helps you apply it to real life. As a student in the Carlos Alvarez College of Business, you will explore, engage and reflect on your experiences to launch your career in a global society. The Alvarez Student Success Center is a one-stop resource to help you achieve your academic, personal and professional goals. Receive tutoring, find internships, connect with industry professionals for job opportunities, and enhance your professional development skills through the center’s comprehensive programming.