We are excited to announce our recently approved Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity! According to the professional cybersecurity organization (ISC)2, in 2019, 65 percent of organizations reported deceit of staff specific to cybersecurity. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, cyber analysts pulled in a median annual wage of $98,350 in 2018. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that cybersecurity is expected to see a 31% industry projection over the next decade, which is faster than the average industry’s 4% projection.
Utilizing state-of-the-art-labs and technology, along with our recently developed UA Little Rock Cyber Arena, UA Little Rock is well-equipped to prepare you for one of the fastest-growing fields in the world!
Philip Huff, Director of Research of the UA Little Rock Cyber Arena was recently interviewed by FOX 16. Huff provides insights into why cybersecurity attacks seem to be on the rise as well as into what you can do to stay safe online.
Is there also a minor in Cybersecurity?
UA Little Rock continues to offer the minor in Information Assurance. Students already completing this minor will continue to receive the course offerings required to graduate with the minor. Additional courses offered in Cybersecurity will count toward the minor degree, and we plan to transition this into a minor in Cybersecurity.
What about a BA in Cybersecurity?
We are working toward offering a BA in Cybersecurity. Stay tuned! We have a BS in place for Fall 2021.
I’ve already taken courses in the Information Assurance minor. Do these transfer?
Yes, IFAS 2300: Intro to Information Assurance counts for CSEC 1310: Intro to Cybersecurity, and IFAS 3300: Computer Forensics will count for CSEC 3300.
Is there a graduate degree in Cybersecurity?
We have programs for both an M.S. in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Computer and Information Sciences (CIS). These degrees offer courses and research opportunities in cybersecurity.
Read more about our cyber facilities here. (This program will appear in the 2021 course catalog.)
The following links are to informative resources on cybersecurity: