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Bachelor of Science

Cybersecurity

Program of Study

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Core Courses
  • Information in the 21st Century 
  • Emerging Trends in Information and Technology 
  • Senior Seminar in Informatics 
  • Any level 100 – 299 math course except Elementary Statistics 
 
Cybersecurity Courses 
  • Cybersecurity Basics
  • Information Security and Assurance
     
Practical Applications Courses
  • Programming for Problem Solving or Introduction to Computer Science
  • Introduction to Web Technologies
  • Introduction to Data and Databases
  • Introduction to Networks and Systems
  • Digital Project Management
 
Research Courses and Experiential Learning
  • Research Methods for Informatics or Introduction to Social Research
  • Elementary Statistics or Statistics for Sociologists
  • Internship or research project

Cybersecurity Electives

Choose two:

  • Selected Topics in Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security & Cybersecurity 
  • Cybersecurity: Long Term Planning and Risk Management 
  • Cybersecurity Policy, Law & Institutions 
  • Principle and Practice of Cybersecurity 
  • Cyber Threats and Intelligence 
  • Case Studies in Digital Citizenship 
  • Computer and Network Security 
  • Information Security and Privacy 
  • Human Aspects of Cybersecurity 
  • Prevention and Protection Strategies in Cybersecurity 
  • Intermediate Special Topics in Informatics 
  • Social, Security, and Privacy Implications of Computing 
  • Information Security 
  • Cryptography
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Applied Learning

The College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity provides an experiential learning component to all students. Through authentic simulations, work with real-world clients, and research in contemporary and highly relevant topics, students will further their classroom learning in an applied environment. The college partners with various offices, agencies and centers that help to provide research and training opportunities for students, academics, and professionals.

Accelerated Undergraduate/Graduate Options


You can save time and money by beginning your graduate degree coursework while still enrolled as an undergraduate student. Up to 12 academic credits, billed at the undergraduate rate, will count towards both degrees – so you’ll complete your combined program in only 5 years and spend less than you would if you completed each program separately. Choose to combine your Cybersecurity undergraduate degree with the following graduate programs:

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MS in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity
This NSA-designated master’s program teaches you how to rapidly detect and deter malicious network intruders and use special forensics tools to gather and analyze digital evidence.

MS in Information Science
This ALA-accredited master's program covers a broad range of interdisciplinary topics related to library science, information processing, information management and data analysis.

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Career Outcomes

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By choosing UAlbany, you’ll acquire the expert-level skills to help you achieve success as a cybersecurity professional. You will graduate with experience developing strategies that outsmart cybercriminals to defend your organization.

Potential job titles for a bachelor's degree in cybersecurity include: 

  • Computer Security Specialist 
  • Security Consultant 
  • Information Security Analyst 
  • Ethical Hacker 
  • Computer Forensic Analyst 
  • Risk Manager 
  • Data Security Administrator 
  • Cryptographic Vulnerability Analyst 
  • Security Operations Center Analyst
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Student Learning Objectives


Learning objectives that UAlbany students are expected to attain through their course of study within their academic program.

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  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of computer systems and identify their vulnerabilities 
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of computer networks and identify their vulnerabilities 
  • Define and compare the different types of computer attacks 
  • Differentiate security vulnerabilities 
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of cryptographic principles, systems and implementations 
  • Apply current principles and practices of digital forensics 
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of security policies and procedures 
  • Apply principles and practices of software security 
  • Create and implement plans to defend computer and networks systems in live exercises 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of sources of ongoing updates on security issues, approaches and solutions
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What Makes The University at Albany Great

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Living-Learning Communities

Live and take classes with other incoming freshmen who share your personal interests, passions or intended academic major.

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Study Abroad

Become a global citizen: international experience is crucial to success in business, education, research, and public policy.

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Undergraduate Research

Research, scholarship, and creative activities at the University at Albany is an option for all students, across all academic disciplines. You will be able to learn more about a specific academic field or career path all while building a long-lasting mentoring relationship with a faculty member or principal investigator.

Explore Minors

Build competency in a passion or strengthen your resume.

A minor consists of 18–24 graduation credits which must include a minimum of 9 graduation credits of advanced coursework at or above the 300 level. Most undergraduate degrees require completing a minor and it has to have a different title from your major.

Full List of Minors
  • Acting
  • Africana Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Bioethics
  • Biology
  • Broadcast Meteorology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese Studies
  • Cognitive Science
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Cybersecurity
  • Documentary Studies
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics
  • Educational Studies
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Film Studies
  • Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
  • English
  • Forensic Science
  • French
  • Game Design and Development
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Geography
  • Globalization Studies
  • Hebrew
  • History
  • Informatics
  • Instrumental Performance
  • International Studies
  • Italian
  • Japanese Studies
  • Journalism (Fully Online Option)
  • Judaic Studies
  • Korean Studies
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Law and Philosophy
  • Leadership
  • Legal Studies
  • LGBTQ Studies
  • Library and Information Science
  • Linguistics
  • Machine Learning
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Music
  • Musical Performance
  • Musical Theatre
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Pre-Education
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Religious Studies
  • Russian
  • Russian and Eastern European Studies
  • Social Welfare Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Sustainability
  • Theatre
  • Theatrical Design/Technology
  • Urban Studies and Planning
  • U.S. Latino Studies
  • Vocal Performance
  • Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies