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

About the Cyber Security Operations Program Degree Program

On Campus

The Cyber Security Operations (CSO) program at the University of Nebraska at Kearney trains students to become CSO experts in order to protect individual rights, privacy, data, and last but not least national security. The Cyber Security Operations field is the study of "the set of controls and processes both technical and policy intended to protect and defend information and information systems by ensuring their confidentiality, integrity, and availability, and by providing for authentication and non-repudiation."

Cyber Security Program at a Glance


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


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.


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

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