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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.


Qualified Cybersecurity Professionals Needed
Need For More IT Analysts
Median Annual Salary

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
  • 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:

  • Information Security Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Response Specialist
  • Cybersecurity Engineer
  • Cyber Threat Analyst
  • Security Operations Specialist
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Forensic Computer Analyst
  • IT Security Engineer
  • Security Systems Administrator

Questions About This Program?

Dr. Anne Quinn
Department Chair
107 Ross Hall
Phone: 814-732-2760

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