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Cybersecurity (Minor)

About

Data breaches, cyber-attacks and other online threats are gathering speed in the age of advanced technology but, at SVSU, students will learn the leadership skills and technical competencies to combat these invaders from trespassing on critical infrastructures. With intensive labs and lectures, Cyber Security students will practice their knowledge and prepare to think in terms of ethical hacking, information security management, countermeasures and more. Students will receive a strong foundation in how to detect breaches in computer security as well as identify computers that have been used in illicit or illegal activities. Their coursework will include both technical cyber security classes, looking at computer forensics, as well as criminal justice courses that cover issues such as chain of custody and proper evidence handling. Serving small class sizes with accessible professors, Cyber Security students get individualized attention while researching cutting edge technologies—allowing these Cardinals to soar!

Cardinal Points

  • SVSU celebrates National Cyber Security Awareness Month and, in the past, has had a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Specialist come to campus to talk about cyber security and how to remain safe while using technology.

  • Internship opportunities are available for students to gain experience in their specific field of interest.

  • SVSU has over 100 program options for study abroad. Including areas such as Belgium, Argentina, France, Ghana, England, Australia, Germany and so many more!

  • The Cyber Security program features faculty members who are academic leaders and scholars within their fields. 

The cyber security curriculum at SVSU includes a strong foundation in computer programming with higher level courses in computer forensics, private security, and cybercrime, technology and countermeasures. Students will also be exposed to other computing experiences and opportunities to experience the latest and greatest in technologies and software

Highlighted Courses

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Key Electives

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Programs

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Complementary Minors/Majors

  • 12% projected growth for employment of Computer and Information Systems Managers with a Bachelor’s degree through 2026. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • $142,530 is the median yearly pay for a Computer and Information Systems Manager in the U.S. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • $98,350 is the median yearly pay for an Information Security Analyst in the U.S. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • With a degree from SVSU, students are prepared for a multitude of careers in the field of cybersecurity including public or private computer security technicians, Internet security analysts, computer forensics analysts and more. 

Our Students After Graduation...

Employers

PNC
Dow Chemical Company
Nexteer
General Motors
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Auto Owners Insurance

Career Opportunities

Information Security Risk Sr Technical Specialist
Cyber Security Analyst
Software Functional Testing and Cyber Security Implementation
Digital Forensics Examiner

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