Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity (ABET Accredited)

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.

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Cybersecurity Program Highlights

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.

  • The program is accredited by ABET
  • Located within the department of mathematics and computer sciences, our interdisciplinary program focuses on developing strong technical skills while also preparing you with a liberal arts background that develops communication, critical thinking, and ethical decision making.
  • Take advantage of a program designed by full-time faculty members in consultation with St. Louis area industry experts and where these same experts are part of an advisory board that continuously monitors the rigor and practicality of the curriculum.
  • Earn a cybersecurity certificate or a cybersecurity minor even if you choose to major in another area.
  • Engage in cybersecurity research with professors and colleagues and present your findings at major conferences.
  • Learn from courses that include a solid base of computer science and mathematics, developed specifically for this major — courses such as Cryptography, Wireless Security, Mobile Forensics, and Server Security and Maintenance/Troubleshooting.
  • Delve into the legal and ethical issues that are part of a career in cybersecurity.
  • Take advantage of our emphasis on problem solving, teamwork and communication skills, which are absolutely necessary in the work place.
  • Work in our dedicated cybersecurity lab.
  • Enjoy small class sizes and get all of the personal attention you deserve.
  • Have access to internships with major companies in the St. Louis area.

Unique Courses

  • Operating System Security and Administration
  • Principles of Cryptography
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Digital Forensics and Analysis
  • Cloud Computing Security
  • Wireless Communication
  • Network Security

Internship Opportunities

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.

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Cybersecurity Career Opportunities

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. 

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Professional Certification Preparation

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:

  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH): In addition to course work, you need two years of work experience in security.
  • EC Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA): In addition to course work, you need two years of work experience in security.
  • Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP): In addition to course work, you need two years of work experience in security.
  • CompTIA Security+: In addition to course work, you need two years of work experience as a network IT administrator.
  • Encase Certified Examiner (EnCE): In addition to course work, you need two years of forensics experience in industry.

What are Recent Graduates Currently Doing?

Fontbonne’s cybersecurity graduates have a 96% employment rate in a variety of positions, including:

  • Junior Security Analyst for Equifax Workforce Solutions
  • Associate Software Developer for Spectrum
  • Programmer/Analyst for Lambert International Airport
  • Cyber Intelligence Analyst for Emerson
  • IT Auditor for Brown Smith Wallace
  • Software Engineer for Enterprise Holding
  • Digital Forensic Investigator for Computer Incident Response Team
  • Cybersecurity Contractor for Hussman
  • Network Operations Engineer for Spectrum

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Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity (ABET Accredited)

Contact Information

6800 Wydown Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105

314-862-3456

fbyou@fontbonne.edu

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