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Spotlight: GCU’s Cybersecurity Degree

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With technology continually growing and becoming a major part of our everyday lives, it is important for there to be measures taken to protect our cyber products and networks. At Grand Canyon University, students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cyber Security program learn a variety of skills. Concepts taught throughout the program include cyber operations planning and execution, cybercrime and cyber law, digital forensic investigations and so much more! Here is an overview of the cybersecurity degree: 

Program Details

Students in this program learn how to apply technological solutions within different cyber- and cloud-based programs. They are also required to complete a security capstone project, which is designed to help develop technical writing, presentation and cloud computing skills. Throughout this program, a wide range of topics are covered, including computer security and ethical hacking. All the skills and knowledge that students gain from this program can help them as they enter the IT field after earning their degree.

Cybersecurity Careers

This cybersecurity degree program teaches a large skillset that is intentionally crafted to prepare students for a variety of employment opportunities within this direct line of work. The IT field has plenty of jobs available such as information security specialist, IT project manager and systems programmer. With an emphasis in cybersecurity, you could even be a cybersecurity specialist! Graduates of this program will be qualified to assume any of these positions and equipped with the necessary skills and information to excel in whatever they choose to do.

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Written by Judah Esparza, a junior majoring in business management at GCU.