Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

Discover Cybersecurity and Learn to Protect the Data & Information

Earn your Cybersecurity bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan-Flint and equip yourself with the expertise to succeed in the growing field.

Protecting sensitive information from cyberattacks such as viruses and malware has been an increasingly important global matter. In fact, every minute, $2.9 million is lost to cybercrime. For that reason, organizations in the 21st century are in need of cybersecurity professionals to help them fight against malicious activities.

UM-Flint’s Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity degree empowers you to defend individuals’ and organizations’ data security with robust technical skills. During the program of study, you also grow your communication and leadership capabilities through real-world experience.


Why Earn Your BS in Cybersecurity Degree at UM-Flint?

Flexible Online & In-Person Hybrid Courses

UM-Flint makes it convenient for you to earn your cybersecurity bachelor’s degree with a mix of in-person and online courses. This flexible learning format enables you to enjoy face-to-face discussions with classmates and professors while having the opportunity for remote learning.

UM-Flint is committed to providing an unparalleled experience for both online and in-person learners. For example, some of the cybersecurity courses are taught in networked flexible classrooms, in which professors are able to teach in-person and online students simultaneously. As a result, whether you are learning online or in person, you can have an engaging classroom experience.

Real-World Experience in Cybersecurity

Thanks to the real-world experiences embedded in the BS in Cybersecurity program, you can be fully ready to make a difference right after graduation. During a two-semester practicum experience, you select and research a real industry problem—and resolve it with viable solutions! You can also earn experience and college credits at the same time with a dedicated internship course.

As part of the College of Innovation & Technology (CIT), UM-Flint’s cybersecurity curriculum is built with input by a panel of industry experts. With a wealth of experience in the field, the faculty works to ensure that information shared in the classroom is relevant to what is needed in the real world. In addition to learning with confidence, networking opportunities are also made available thanks to CIT’s industry partnerships.

Supportive CIT Faculty

The University of Michigan-Flint CIT’s faculty is dedicated to helping you achieve your academic and career goals. With their passion for fostering tomorrow’s cybersecurity professionals, they support you in every possible way to overcome challenges you may have during your program of study. To enhance your learning experience, the faculty also offers mentorship opportunities and career guidance.

Cybersecurity Program Curriculum

The curriculum of the BS in Cybersecurity program puts an emphasis on building your relevant experience through project-based learning, competency-based assessments, and other innovative approaches to teaching and learning. While focusing on developing expertise in cybersecurity, computing, and programming, the program coursework simultaneously grounds you in the important aspects of a traditional liberal arts education such as analytical reasoning, effective communication, critical thinking, collaboration, cultural awareness, and self-directed learning.

The University of Michigan-Flint’s Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity degree program encompasses 30 credits of general education, 12 credits of prerequisite courses introducing the fundamental knowledge, and 78 credits of required courses delving into the tools and advanced frameworks of computing and security. To graduate, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

Review the detailed BS in Cybersecurity curriculum.

CIT Class Scholarship

What’s included:

  • Given to all admitted students into a CIT program for fall 2022
  • $1,000 per semester for fall/winter in year 1
  • $500 per semester for fall/winter in years 2-4
  • A laptop that you get to keep
  • All students must have a 2.0 GPA or higher to maintain eligibility

Cybersecurity Career Opportunities

Cybersecurity has become one of the world’s largest industries, expected to grow to $345 billion by 2026. At the same time, employers report a severe shortage of qualified professionals, making a cybersecurity major one of the best options for students seeking a successful and rewarding career after graduation.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the employment of Information Security Analysts will grow 33% through 2030, and Michigan’s current supply of competent workers does not meet the demand.

UM-Flint’s BS in Cybersecurity program provides the enriched perspectives necessary in the culturally-driven global marketplace of today and the future. As a cybersecurity major, you actively engage with advisors and faculty mentors, receiving strong career guidance and preparation while maintaining rigorous and relevant academic progress.

Upon graduation, you have a solid foundation for employment opportunities as there is a significant workforce gap, with demand far outpacing the supply of graduates for the foreseeable future.

Common cybersecurity job titles include:

  • Application Security Engineer 
  • Blockchain Developer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Cloud Security Architect
  • Cryptographer
  • Data Security Analyst
  • Network Security Engineer
  • Vulnerability Analyst / Penetration Tester
33% projected security analysts employment growth through 2030 Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Academic Advising for Cybersecurity Majors

As you are working toward your career and academic goals, our expert advisors are here to steward your journey to success. Whether you need assistance in planning your courses or need help with understanding the program requirements, you can connect with your dedicated advisor, Kyle Manley at kmanley@umich.edu or (810) 447-0587.

Learn more about the Academic Advising Services.


Admission Requirements

UM-Flint’s first-year students typically have a minimum of a 2.7 high school GPA. You will need to submit the following materials to apply to UM-Flint’s Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program:

  • A completed online or paper application
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

Review the UM-Flint’s complete undergraduate admission requirements.


Apply to the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Program!

Take your next step and submit your application today to start your pursuit of a rewarding career in the fast-growing field of cybersecurity! Have more questions about the University of Michigan-Flint’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Cybersecurity? Request information.

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