Your interest in computer science can lead to a successful career in the growing field of Cybersecurity. With our specialized degree, you can find opportunities to achieve your career goals in public and private organizations around the globe.
Clearly no company or government agency can afford to have a serious breach in the security of its computer network. Those who can protect computer systems and networks against hackers, spyware, and viruses are currently in very high demand. Fontbonne’s Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity will help you develop the knowledge and experience needed to earn a position as a cybersecurity professional within companies, institutions or government facilities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for cybersecurity professionals is projected to grow by 22% by 2020.
Fontbonne’s Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity, designed by full-time faculty members in consultation with St. Louis area industry experts, will help you obtain the knowledge and experience needed to earn a position as a cybersecurity professional within companies, institutions, or government facilities. Your classes will include a solid base of computer science and mathematics, as well as courses developed specifically for this major, such as Cryptography, Wireless Security, Digital and Mobile Forensics, and Server Security and Maintenance/Troubleshooting. Fontbonne’s emphasis on problem solving, teamwork, and communication skills will serve to make you a highly employable graduate.
Fontbonne’s Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity has been accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology. As a graduate from an ABET-accredited program, you will have a solid education foundation and be capable of leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies and anticipating the needs of the public.
Your career opportunities are limitless with this highly valued degree, and our dedicated faculty will work one-on-one to help you customize your classwork to your specific areas of interest while assuring you meet all accreditation requirements.
Fontbonne University cybersecurity majors have recently interned at several local companies/agencies including: Datix Inc., Edward Jones, Emerson Electric, Energizer Holdings, Express Scripts, MasterCard, Midwest Cyber Center, Homeland Security, Hussman Refrigeration, Sensient Technologies, Techguard Security, US Bank, World Wide Technology, Clayton Police Department, St. Louis County Police Department, and the FBI.
As a graduate with a degree in cybersecurity, your skills will be in demand across a wide range of industries. Click here to read more about what career opportunities exist for you.
This program has been accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET. Fontbonne’s cybersecurity program is one of only three to date this year and seven in total to have earned this prestigious designation.
ABET accreditation is proof that a collegiate program has met standards essential to produce graduates ready to enter the critical fields of STEM education. Learn about what this means for you.
Professional certifications are valued credentials and validations of your knowledge of cybersecurity. Our Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity will assist you in preparing and sitting for the following certification exams:
Fontbonne’s cybersecurity graduates have a 96% employment rate in a variety of positions, including: