About the Department

The University of Nebraska at Kearney's Cyber Systems Department empowers students to become innovators, leveraging their skills to solve complex technical challenges. Here, you'll receive personalized experiential learning opportunities that allow you to put classroom knowledge into practice in tangible ways. You will also benefit from UNK’s internship program and business partnerships to gain on-the-job experience as you earn your degree.

Under the direction of experienced faculty members, students have created their own VR games, configured enterprise virtualized networks and systems, designed and developed business application software, and even created their own robots.

Cyber Systems has a wide array of programs including Cyber Security Operations, Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Technology and Networking, and Business Intelligence. These programs follow international standard curricula that are continuously updated to incorporate the latest technological advancements, ensuring you'll graduate with a deep understanding of your field.

Trevor Gordanier

“My opportunities are pretty much endless. I will always have a job because nearly every business and organization needs IT support. And I can work from wherever I am, as long as I have a solid internet connection.”

Trevor Gordanier

Information Networking and Telecommunications

Beyond the Classroom

The Cyber Systems Department at UNK provides its students with the opportunity to grow and excel in their field with scholarships, internships, student organizations, and hands-on experience to drive their passion for their future. Future employers will be impressed with your vast amount of knowledge and experience after graduating from UNK's Cyber Systems Department. 

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Student Resources

Cyber Systems students are known for their creativity and hard work. Most Cyber Systems students also complete internships that complement their class work. 100% of our students are placed in full time positions.

  • View Cyber Systems Scholarships The department of Cyber Systems offers scholarships for current students, as well as incoming freshmen. Students may apply for Scholarships each year from February 1 through the last day of February by accessing the online application on MyBLUE. This single application on MyBLUE will submit a student's application for consideration of all UNK scholarships for which they qualify. All applicants will be notified of their results by the month of June. (Incoming freshmen and transfer students must be admitted to UNK to apply.)
  • Cyber Security Club
  • Career Information
  • Student Information
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Academic Agreements

  • Transfer Agreements There are articulation agreements with Central Community College for students who complete their Associate Science Information Technology Transfer Degree at CCC to finish their Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Information Technology at UNK.
  • Graduate School Agreements Graduate School Articulation (transfer) Agreements with the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and Kansas State University.
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Community Engagement

The Cyber Systems Department provides access to quality IT education to young people and through initiatives to make young people in Central Nebraska more IT-career ready. The Cyber Systems Department is committed to developing and nurturing a healthy IT community of professionals in Central Nebraska.