Cyber Systems

Discover Unique Opportunities

UNK Cyber Systems students design and implement creative, hands-on projects in teams using a variety of technologies. Students are prepared to make a difference in the world.

  • UNK Cyber Systems students are provided the opportunity to design and implement their own unique projects in numerous classes - they are in the driver seat to personalize their educational experience.

  • Student-led projects include virtual reality, quadcopters, robotics, augmented reality, computer virtualization and security, and more! The annual newsletter showcases last year's activities.

  • UNK Cyber Systems programs follow the ACM international standard curricula -- the widely accepted standards for CS & IT degree programs. 

  • Did you know that we are the only university in NE that has the following variety of major options for students: CSO, CS, IT, Information Networking & Telecommunications, MIS, Multimedia?

    • Having this variety also allows students to start in one area, and if they decide, change to a different major area with no loss in time to graduate. Students learn the distinctions between the majors during their first year, and start to get a better understanding of their own likes/career goals.

    • Having this variety means we attract a wide-variety of industries (big and small) to hire our students.

Scholarship Information

New Cyber Security Operations (CSO) program

UNK Cyber Systems is excited to announce a new Cyber Security Operations (CSO) program. This program is based on the current CS, IT, and INT programs. It primarily will focus on technologies and techniques related to specialized cyber operations (e.g., collection, exploitation, and response) to defend the infrastructure of information systems - computers, networks, and communications.

There are currently 209,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs, a number that is expected to grow to 1.5 million by 2019. Nebraska Department of Labor projecting jobs for information security analysts to increase by 28.36% from 2014 to 2024.

100% Job & Internship Placement - wow!

UNK Cyber Systems students are heavily recruited by businesses from all over, with average starting salaries in the $50-65K range in Nebraska.

Also, 100% of the dedicated sophomore-level or above CSIT students (who were U.S. citizens) that sought an internship have been successful. This includes full-time summer internships in many locations, or part-time internships/IT-related employment in the Kearney-area throughout the academic year. This allows CSIT students to gain on-the-job experience as they earn their degree. 

New facilities - opening Fall 2019!

As we move to a new building, the CSIT Department is merging with the INT & MIS programs in a new Cyber Systems department. This will allow us to provide a one-stop department for all cyber-related programs. We will continue to offer the same strong CS, IT, and Cyber Security Operations programs.  We are also hiring a new Chair for the new Cyber Systems Department.

Here are the related programs web pages:  

Rural Futures Institute Social Media Grant Information
Cyber Camp for Middle and HS students
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