Opportunities for Students

Students in the Department of Computer Science at UA Little Rock have numerous opportunities to explore, such as cybersecurity.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is projecting a 37% growth in cybersecurity jobs from 2021 to 2022, a higher growth rate than almost all other industries. With over half a million unfilled cybersecurity jobs currently, our department provides students the education and opportunities they need to thrive in this challenging discipline. We invite you to come be a part of a community working hard to protect and defend our society against cybersecurity threats.

Discipline Description

UA Little Rock has a longstanding designation as a DHS and NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance. The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity at UA Little Rock provides the course offerings to prepare future cybersecurity professionals and our graduates will hit the ground running. Our faculty come with rich industry experience and have a passion to build your skills and interest in cybersecurity defense operations. Our curriculum is dynamic to meet the constantly changing threat landscape in cybersecurity.

Job Opportunities

UA Little Rock is in the capital city with two large military bases and numerous financial, energy, IT services and retail organizations. We have a strong relationship with our industry partners and work to identify local internships and job placements for our graduates. Through our research and workforce development initiatives, students are able to work closely with industry, the military, and government agencies.

According to Grand View Research, the cybersecurity market reached a value of $179.96 billion in 2021 and is estimated to grow to $372.04 billion by 2028.

The average salaries for cybersecurity analyst and related positions are as follows:

  • Application Security Engineer: $100,000 to $210,000
  • Network Security Analyst: $90,000 to $150,000
  • IS Security Manager: $120,00 to $180,000
  • Cybersecurity Analyst: $90,000 to $185,000
  • IS Security Engineer: $90,000 to $150,000
  • Penetration Tester: $80,000 to $130,000

For more information, contact:

Dr. Philip Huff
Office: EIT 573