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3 Reasons to Pursue a Degree in Cybersecurity

IT engineering fixing computers in the server room.

Information technology plays an important role in many different workplaces. Grand Canyon University offers a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cyber Security for those who are passionate about contributing to the technological world and keeping the cyber atmosphere a safe environment. Continue reading to learn all about our degree in cybersecurity:

Real-World Course Topics

The cybersecurity program at GCU is taught by dedicated faculty with a curriculum designed to prepare you for real-world jobs and situations. A few of the topics explored in this degree include:

  • Computer security
  • Cyber forensics investigations
  • IT project management
  • Systems implementation in business settings
  • Platforms and network technologies

In addition, this program provides the tools and resources you need to be successful after graduation. The professors care about each student on their journey to success, and make sure that their needs are met.

Technological Knowledge

As our country continues to become more technologically advanced, it becomes more necessary to have professionals who understand information technology. Technological knowledge can be beneficial not only in your career, but in all aspects of life. Knowing specifics about cybersecurity can allow you to help others, as well as yourself, with issues pertaining to cyber defense. Overall, understanding how to keep online information safe is a great skill to have in today’s society.

Growth Potential

The information technology field is broad and has many different components. This variety allows for career growth in the workplace. The potential growth in information technology, specifically in area of cybersecurity, is endless. When searching the job market, employers will look for competent, well-informed experts in IT.

Grand Canyon University’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology offers degree programs in computer science and information technology that can take your education to the next level. To learn more about GCU’s technology programs, visit our website today or click the Request More Information button at the top of this page.

Written by Jessalyn Johnson, a sophomore majoring in English and professional writing at GCU.