The entire world has become computerized and connected.
How would you like to be at the forefront of protecting our critical systems from hackers and cyber terrorists? With a cybersecurity bachelor’s degree, you could join the next generation of professionals at the cutting edge of our local, regional and national security.
Our wide-ranging program is one of the newest cybersecurity degrees in Texas. It covers everything from network security, operating system security and database security - to cloud security, software security, cryptography and digital forensics. You can also earn an extra certificate credential within your degree plan and gain practical experience through paid internships and part-time jobs on campus.
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We have partnered with the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) to operate the first Regional Security Operations Center (RSOC) in the state. Paid internships are available to work with RSOC staff providing cybersecurity support to local government agencies. Interns get front-line experience battling cyberthreats and improving the safety of the community.
You could intern in the Texas DIR Data Center on campus and/or our IT Department, and off-campus internships are also available. You can also work part time in our computer labs or IT Department, and you can provide cybersecurity guidance and support to students of all ages and the public through programs in our Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Cyber Intelligence, Innovation and Security Studies.
You can earn a certificate in Cybersecurity Technologies without taking extra classes. Just complete a specific four-course block within your degree plan. This additional credential can give you an edge when applying for a job or for graduate school.
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Our Freshman College is a one-stop resource for programs and services that help you transition into college life, improve your communication skills, and engage in active learning. You can also get academic help in the Math Lab and Writing Center, receive peer mentoring and tutoring through Supplemental Instruction, or set up online tutoring sessions.