Why study Cyber security at USF?

Students who major in Cyber Security at USF will develop essential knowledge related to computer ethics, risk management, computer forensics, criminal evidence and overall computer security. Emphasis is placed on the development of critical thinking skills, mastery of security fundamentals, the latest trends in intrusion prevention, intrusion detection and essential communication skills. USF Cyber Security graduates are prepared to be cybersecurity professionals for computer infrastructures in every industry.

But, is it right for me?

Some traits that a cyber security specialist may have include:

  • Organized with attention to small details
  • Logical and analytically inclined
  • Adventuresome

Skills You'll Obtain

Detailed observation

Critical thinking and problem solving skills

Data interpretation

Technology will always change, sometimes resolving issues and at other times creating new ones. My objective at the University of Saint Francis is to develop graduates who are confident in their abilities to address real world problems quickly adapting to an ever changing field.– Richard Miller, Program Director

After Graduation

After graduation, you’ll be ready for a variety of entry-level positions:

  • Computer security analyst
  • Identity management analyst
  • Systems administrator
  • Network analyst
  • Business analyst