Degree
B.S.
Program Type
Undergraduate
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Cybersecurity Program Overview

As technology grows and changes, so do those who use it to attack others, making cybersecurity a must. When you study Cybersecurity at Ashland University, you gain the expertise to protect against malicious cyber-attacks on individuals, companies and governments. You develop quick thinking and problem-solving skills, a wide knowledge of computer systems, effective analytical abilities and a deep understanding of the laws and regulations of information security.

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Delivery Format

Online
In Person

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Credit Hours

120

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Time to Complete

4 years

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Tuition

Learning Experiences

When you major in Cybersecurity, you will work with dedicated faculty and leading-edge technology to master your skills. At AU, you will:

  • Receive personal attention from each of your professors, who will guide you with their knowledge of and experience with technology of all kinds
  • Access state-of-the-art computers in the classroom and computer labs
  • Work in Jones and Bartlett virtual labs, where you can practice your security skills in a safe, secure environment
  • Participate in national and international cybersecurity competitions to further build your skills among peers.
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Internships and Career Opportunities

Internship opportunities at local and regional companies allow you to gain real-world experience, college credit and a steady paycheck.

Recent cybersecurity majors had opportunities at:

  • Ashland University Information Technology
  • Bath Township Police Department
  • J.M. Smucker Co.
  • Lippert Enterprises
  • An NSF-sponsored REU in Hardware and Embedded Systems Security and Trust
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Sample Curriculum

Learn more about the Cybersecurity curriculum by reviewing the Four-Year Curriculum Guide, Academic Catalog, Course Descriptions and Course Rotation.

Contact Information

Chris Swanson
Christopher Swanson, Ph.D.
Chair, Mathematics and Computer Science Department; Professor of Mathematics
209 Patterson Instructional Technology Center