Cybersecurity

Bachelor of Science | College of Science and Health Professions
Edinboro University

Gain key skills to launch a rewarding career in Cybersecurity.

Every day, hackers and cyber criminals are releasing new, advanced computer viruses, ransomware and scams that endanger the data on which our community depends. In fact, a McAfee study in February 2018 reports hackers drain an estimated $600 billion annually from the world economy.

Nearly every company in every industry in today's digital landscape is in need of some level of information security services. Meet that growing need and launch your career as a cybersecurity specialist with Edinboro University's Bachelor of Science Cybersecurity degree.

Expert Faculty

Accomplished faculty instruct, guide, and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.

Experiential Learning

The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel, and internships.

Modern Facilities

Fighting Scots live, work, and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.

Job Opportunities Are Exploding

A report from (ISC)2 found that around 2.93 million qualified cybersecurity professionals globally are in demand.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a need for 32 percent more information technology analysts in the U.S., which translates into 35,500 new workers, between now and 2028. They report the median annual salary for information security analyst occupations was $99,944 in May 2020.

Why Edinboro Stands Out

The Edinboro Cybersecurity degree offers intensive instruction to help you learn the fundamentals of cybersecurity, understand best practices and recognize risks and solutions to IT security.

Our faculty at Edinboro keep up to date with the latest technologies. Coursework in this program focuses on delivering hands-on opportunities that will help you create a "security mindset," inspiring you to start a career developing and maintaining secure systems.

With your Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity, you will have the skills and knowledge you need to protect companies from a wide range of cyber threats. Your employment prospects, earnings potential and promotion opportunities will substantially improve.

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How Edinboro Supports You

As a Computer Science major, you’ll be required to complete at least one internship. That’s good news for you, because you’ll gain real-world experience from top-notch companies in nearby Erie, Pittsburgh, Cleveland or Buffalo. You can find internship opportunity as a cybersecurity major at:

Erie Insurance

GE

Huntington

Bank of America

WernerCo

General Dynamics

QVC, Inc.

Howmet Aerospace

Lockheed Martin

VISA USA, INC.

FBI

Various universities

Your Future

To identify system vulnerabilities and protect their confidential data, every company and private user relies on our expertise in cybersecurity and information safety. Students graduating with a degree in Cybersecurity will be prepared for a variety of essential careers, including: