With an increase in reports of online threats, data breaches and cyber attacks, there is a global demand for cybersecurity professionals to minimize the risks for individuals and businesses. In fact, according to the Center for Cyber Safety and Education's 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study, by 2022 approximately 1.8 million cybersecurity positions will go unfilled due to lack of qualified workers.
With a bachelor's degree in Cybersecurity from Walsh University, you'll have the advanced technical knowledge and skills that employers are seeking to monitor, mitigate and prevent online threats.
What makes Walsh's Cybersecurity major unique?
- Focus on Practical Application Blended with a Solid Academic Foundation. We believe students learn best by doing. Our hands-on courses focus on applications that individuals and businesses use on a daily basis. This focus enhances our students' marketability and preparedness for their future careers.
- State-of-the-Art Technology. Equipped with a variety of networking and server hardware and 20 computers, the Hyland Software Computer Engineering lab opened in 2018 specifically to support Walsh's Cybersecurity, Networking, Programming and Computer Pre-Engineering majors.
- Individualized Attention. Small class sizes provide students increased opportunities for one-on-one interaction with Walsh's caring, experienced faculty.
In addition, students have the option to enroll in Walsh's 4+1 Program for non-business majors who would like to supplement their bachelor's degree with an MBA. Through the program, students simultaneously earn undergraduate and graduate credit for Walsh's MBA Prep Series courses, saving both time and money as students pursue their advanced degree.
Generally speaking, what courses will I need to take?
In addition to Walsh's general education course requirements, Cybersecurity majors will take an array of Computer Science and Information and Communications Technology courses aimed at teaching the fundamental concepts of computer and network security, cyber attacks and cyber defense. Students will examine the legal aspects of cyber-crime and investigate standards and best practices for mitigation. Advanced courses will focus on the ethical and criminal aspects of cybersecurity and the economic impact to society. Students will examine the forensic protocols involved with investigating security threats and breaches as well as system defense through mechanisms such as physical and software controls.