University of Nebraska at Kearney Cyber Security Students working on a computer

About the Cyber Security Operations Degree Program

On Campus

A cyber security degree puts you on the front lines in the fight to protect individual rights, privacy, data and even national security. As technology continues to grow in its influence on our daily lives, having skilled cyber security professionals to protect the systems we rely on has never been more critical, and the field has never been in higher demand.
 
The Cyber Security Operations program at UNK quips students with the practical knowledge, both technical and policy, to excel as a CS professional. Cyber Systems classes tale place in Discovery Hall, UNK’s brand new, state-of-the-art STEM facility, where you’ll hone your skills with cutting-edge technology and interactive lab spaces.

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Cyber Security Program at a Glance

120

Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Degree Received

Cyber Security Operations Comprehensive, Bachelor of Science

$209

Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Casey Glatter

“I really enjoyed having smaller class sizes, as I was not just a number in an ocean of students. I felt the professors really cared about my education and took time to meet one-on-one for any help I needed. The best education I received at UNK was learning ‘how to learn.’ I wasn't handed answers to my many questions. Instead, my professors encouraged me to dig deeper and look closer at the problem at hand to find the solution. This was by far the greatest asset going into my career as a CS security professional.”

 

Casey Glatter

Computer Science

What can you do with a Cyber Security Degree

Business and Technology graduates have a 90% placement rate between careers and graduate school with a median annual salary of $48,000 per year. Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Cyber Security graduates work for.

Careers

  • Cyber Security Advisor
  • Cyber Security Assistant
  • Cyber Security Specialist
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Cyber Security Administrator
  • Cyber Security Engineer

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