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  • Bachelor of Science
  • Minor
  • Erie, Pennsylvania

Cybersecurity

  • Protect Intelligence and Unlock Your Career Potential with a Cybersecurity Degree from Gannon University

    It is predicted that there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity positions across the globe by 2021. Gannon's cybersecurity program will provide you with the knowledge and skills to become a highly sought-after professional and meet this demand in a vast array of industries, such as government agencies, defense contractors, e-commerce companies and biotech research firms.

    • Collaborate with real-world agencies and organizations on research, internships and project opportunities.
    • Gain the knowledge needed to take various certification tests and become more marketable in the field.
    • Learn from experienced faculty experts who are professionals in their fields.

    Learn to Lead the Way in Cybersecurity

    • Gain knowledge and experience through hands-on course and project work to create strategies for securing information capital from cyber attacks.
    • Study a computing-based discipline and become proficient in network security principles, human behavior and cyber forensics.
    • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage is approximately $120,000.
     

    Experience an Exceptional Learning Environment

    • Opening Fall 2020, Gannon's Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge, or I-HACK, will integrate academics and industry to design and protect cybernetic intelligence and data systems worldwide.
    • Learn within a high-quality facility using leading technology in educational spaces including:
      • Pierre McCormick Cyber Learning Center
      • Cyber Attack Laboratory
      • Cyber Defense Laboratory
      • Internet of Things Laboratory
       
     

    Inspire Your Academic Success

    Gain real-world knowledge through key cybersecurity courses including:

    • IT Security: Core concepts needed to secure an organization's network as an IT security specialist.
    • Mobile Security and Implementation: Understand and practice secure operations and development on Android mobile devices.
    • Ethical Hacking: Foundations of cyber attacks, including data security, component security, human security, organizational security and social security.
    • Cyber Information Security: Penetration-testing tools to test the security of either personal devices or network servers

    Achieve Your Possibilities

    Students will gain advanced knowledge and skills in computer network security principles and cyber forensics that will enable the design of software to maintain secure systems. Gannon's cybersecurity program aims to educate students to:

    • Analyze a complex computing problem and apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
    • Design, implement and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the cybersecurity discipline.
    • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
    • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Receive hands-on learning through real-world courses, projects and valuable internship experiences that prepare you to become a professional in the field.
  • 13:1Enjoy a personalized experience inspired by Gannon’s faculty experts and a low studentto-faculty ratio of 13:1.
  • Apply for generous financial aid packages and scholarship awards.