Cyber Security Degree
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.
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.
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.
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:
• 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:
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
- Felicity Karam Memorial Scholarship
- Recipient must be enrolled full-time and actively pursuing a degree at the University
- Boeing Scholarship
- Pursuing a degree in the College of Business at the undergraduate or graduate level
- Minimum 3.20 cumulative grade point average
- Preference will be given to applicants with an interest in aerospace/defense or the cyber security industry and recipients will be encouraged to apply for a Boeing summer internship
- Jan Yestingsmeier Guynes Clark Memorial Endowment
- Declared major in information systems or cyber security at the doctoral level
- Selected by an officially recognized committee in the Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security
- Nancy and Frank Kudla Endowed Fellowship in Information Assurance and Security
- Full-time student in the Master of Science in Information Technology program with a concentration in Cyber Security
- THE RSM FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
- Declared major in the College of Business at the undergraduate level
- Must be enrolled full time, degree seeking in accounting or cyber-security
- Minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average
- ALAMO CHAPTER/ARMED FORCES COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION (AFCEA) ANNUAL CYBER SECURITY SCHOLARSHIP
- Recipients must be enrolled in at least 12 hours for undergraduate and 9 hours for graduate students and actively pursuing a cyber security or information assurance-related concentration or minor at the University of Texas San Antonio, or its successor.
- Recipients must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8 (on a scale of 4.0) for students entering their sophomore year, 3.0 for individuals entering their junior or senior year, or 3.2 for graduate students and be in good standing with the University. Freshman recipients must have a grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) on their high school transcript if applying in their first semester at the University or 2.8 GPA at the University if applying in their second semester.
- UTSA Cyber & Analytics Board of Advisors Annual Scholarship in Cybersecurity
- Scholarship provided to an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full-time and actively pursuing a degree in cybersecurity in COB.
- GPA 3.25
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. Students studying Cyber Security may consider becoming involved in:
- Cyber Jedis
- Online Cyber Security Alliance
- Computer Security Association