B.S. Cybersecurity

Do you want a deeper understanding of cybersecurity and cyber defense?
Degree Type Bachelor of Science
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UW-Stout's Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity is an interdisciplinary collaboration with a focus on all aspects of cybersecurity. This includes security of data, software, component, connection, and systems, as well as human, organizational, and societal security. The Cybersecurity program provides you with hands-on training in a “real-world” cybersecurity laboratory setting.

Cybersecurity is one of today's highest-paying technology-related careers. Our curriculum will broaden your knowledge and skills needed for the growing cybersecurity job market. Cyber breaches have devastating effects on every industry and aspect of life in today's society. Professionals in this field will continue to be needed by every business that uses technology.

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Program Overview

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You'll learn all the theoretical and practical knowledge needed as well as the opportunity to pursue critical cybersecurity certifications and Department of Defense (DoD) 8570 mandated certifications, such as Cyber Operations (Cyber Ops), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), GIAC Digital Forensics & Incident Response, and Cloud Computing Security.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the Cybersecurity program, you'll have the ability to:

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  • Apply security principles and practices to the environment, hardware, software, and human aspects of a system
  • Analyze and evaluate systems with respect to maintaining operations in the presence of risks and threats.

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National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity

UW-Stout is a National Security Agency (NSA)-designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity.
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Program Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee Members

GregGarneauChief Information Security OfficerMarshfield Clinic Health System
JoshMooreSolutions ArchitectElevity
DarinPettisVice President - Senior Project Manager Network EnablementUS Bank
TravisPhillipsTechnical ArchitectTerso Solutions
Tyler ThomasAssistant ProfessorMathematics, Statistics & Computer Science Dept.
HollyYuanProgram DirectorUW-Stout

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