Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

Discover Cybersecurity and Learn to Protect the Data & Information

The University of Michigan-Flint’s Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity prepares you to protect sensitive information in a world that depends on data. With a cybersecurity degree, you’ll learn to keep individuals and organizations safe by gaining technical skills while growing your communication and leadership capabilities through real-world experience. This growing career field of the 21st century needs qualified professionals, and your UM-Flint education will prepare you to succeed in Cybersecurity.

Why Study Cybersecurity at UM-Flint?

Flexibility and Convenience

UM-Flint makes it convenient for you to earn your cybersecurity bachelor’s degree with a mix of in-person and online courses. Some of the courses are taught in networked flexible classrooms, meaning that professors are able to teach in-person and remote students simultaneously. That’s just one example of how UM-Flint is committed to providing an unparalleled experience for both online and in-person learners.

Real-World Experience in Cybersecurity

You’ll be ready to make a difference right after graduation thanks to the real-world experiences embedded in this program. During a two-semester practicum experience, you will select and research a real industry problem—and develop a solution for that problem! You can also gain experience and college credit at the same time with a dedicated internship course.

As part of the College of Innovation & Technology, UM-Flint’s cybersecurity curriculum is built with input by a panel of industry experts. 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.

Committed Expert Faculty

The faculty members in the cybersecurity program are experts in the field bringing experience from both higher education and industry into classrooms and labs. UM-Flint faculty are committed to helping every student succeed by offering small class sizes, mentoring, and career guidance.

Program Curriculum

The Cybersecurity Bachelor of Science program provides students deep and relevant experiences through project-based learning, competency-based assessments, and other innovative approaches to teaching and learning, while simultaneously grounding them in the important aspects of a traditional liberal education: analytical reasoning, effective communication, critical thinking, collaboration, cultural awareness, and self-directed learning.

Student experiences in the program provide the enriched perspectives necessary in the culturally-driven global marketplace of today and the future.  Students actively engage with advisors and faculty mentors, receiving strong career guidance and preparation while maintaining rigorous and relevant academic progress. Cybersecurity graduates will 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.

Review the detailed BS in Cybersecurity curriculum.

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 job outlook for Information Security Analysts is expected to grow 33% through 2030, and Michigan’s current supply of qualified workers does not meet demand. Other 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

Admission Requirements

If you are ready to disrupt the future of manufacturing and automation, submit the following materials to apply to UM-Flint’s Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program:

  • A completed online or paper application
  • A nonrefundable $30 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

Review UM-Flint’s complete undergraduate admission requirements.

Learn More about the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

Ready to take the next step toward earning a cybersecurity degree and gaining a career in one of the world’s fastest-growing fields? Apply today or contact us to learn more.

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