Dunwoody Cybersecurity

Companies, organizations, and government agencies are all in critical need of cybersecurity professionals. The issue is not whether their IT systems will be the focus of digital attacks, but when, where, and how. In Minnesota alone, the need for cybersecurity professionals is expected to grow by 24 percent during the next seven years (source).

Transfer your computer networking course credits into Dunwoody’s Cybersecurity program, and finish a bachelor’s degree by taking evening courses.

Throughout the program, you will develop the skills needed to monitor, harden, defend, and diagnose systems, networks, and programs. Curriculum focuses not just on how to secure systems, but also how to mitigate risk and prioritize IT investment and resources. You’ll also learn how to forensically investigate attacks and intrusions and the methods and techniques of modern cyber warfare.

Hands-on projects, including cyberattack simulations, will give you direct experience applying the techniques you learn.

During your final semester, you will complete an industry-specific capstone project, providing you with an opportunity to build your résumé and portfolio.

The program is seeking National Security Agency accreditation.

Students without a previous degree should enroll in Computer Networking Systems, which transfers directly into the Cybersecurity degree.

Class topics include:

  • Systems Security and Software Security
  • Scripting for Cyber Professionals
  • Forensics for Networks and Operating Systems
  • Cyber Warfare
  • Business for Cybersecurity

Degree Requirements

To view program requirements, including required courses, electives, course descriptions, and credit hours, visit:

College Catalog: Cybersecurity

Common Job Titles

Possible job titles upon graduation include:

  • Data Security Administrator
  • Information Security Officer
  • Information Systems Security Analyst
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Network Security Analyst

Student Organizations

Opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom include:

  • Open Source Group
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK)
  • SkillsUSA

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