Cyber Security

Do family and friends call upon you in their hour of greatest need, technologically speaking? Are you ready for a greater challenge than troubleshooting all their computer and Internet problems? If you’re something of a tech genius and find yourself nodding along, then maybe you should consider studying cyber security.

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UTSA’s Cyber Security Program

UTSA’s Cyber Security degree is available in a classroom or online. And, if you haven’t already heard, we have the #1 top Cyber Security program 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. Every major organization wants someone who specializes in defending their most important and vulnerable assets, which these days are all held in cyberspace.

Please note that there are additional admission requirements that need to be met in order to be admitted into this major. View all of UTSA’s specific admission requirements here.

Cyber Security – Online Degree Program

This program is 100% online, meaning you can personalize the experience to fit with your schedule and learn on your own time. However, working online doesn’t mean that you’ll be on your own. You’ll join an engaging learning environment that includes faculty support, real-time mentoring from coaches and a strong peer network.

Throughout this educational process, you’ll be able to grow your professional connections and gain industry-aligned skills, making you immediately attractive to prospective employers. for more information, visit the cyber security online degree website.

UTSA ACCOLADE

No. 1 cybersecurity program in the nation.
— HEWLETT-PACKARD / PONEMON INSTITUTE

Careers in Cyber Security

Top job titles for Cyber Security graduates include:

• Information Security Engineer
• Computer Systems Engineer
• Software Developer
• Network Engineer
• Computer Programmer
• Network Support Specialist

Cyber Security and its related career pathways are currently in average demand in Texas in the 2018-19 financial year. US States/Regions with high demand for related jobs include Virginia, Maryland and Colorado. More than 12 million Cyber Security-related job opportunities existed nationwide in 2018-19.

Career Resources

UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.

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

Skills and Interests for Cyber Security Majors

While many skills and interests translate to potential careers as a Cyber Security graduate, some are more commonly sought after than others. Cyber Security may be a good fit for you if:

• You enjoy working with others
• You are a good planner
• You like solving puzzles and problems
• You like being creative and artistic
• You enjoy learning
• You are well organized


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