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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, wide knowledge of computer systems, effective analytical abilities and a deep understanding of the laws and regulations of information security.

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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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Highlights of the Cybersecurity curriculum include courses in Digital Forensics and Investigation, Mobile Security, Hacker Tools and Techniques and Criminology.

For details, view the Four-Year Curriculum Guide, Academic CatalogCourse Descriptions and Course Rotation.

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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 Mathematics and Computer Science students had internships at Ashland University, Encova Insurance, Etactics, Inc., FirstEnergy, J.M. Smucker Co. and Wentworth Solutions.

Employers of Recent Graduates

  • Joshua Marchand, ‘22 - Analyst in the information security operations department at the J.M. Smucker Company
  • Kyle Hall, ‘21 - Network administrator at ArcelorMittal USA

Contact Information

Christopher Swanson, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
209 Patterson

Brenda Rodeback
Administrative Assistant
202 Patterson