An Exciting Career with a Bright Future
“Security is, I would say, our top priority because for all the exciting things you will be able to do with computers – organizing your lives, staying in touch with people, being creative – if we don’t solve these security problems, then people will hold back.” – Bill Gates
Cybersecurity is a career focus in computer science with strong demand today that is predicted to grow rapidly in the future.
According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 28 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high, as these analysts will be needed to create innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or causing problems for computer networks.”
To succeed in this field, students will need up-to-the-minute preparation: the latest coursework and training with the most powerful technology. Thanks to a grant by the U.S. Dept. of Education Title III-A Strengthening Institutions program, Quincy University is constructing a dedicated Cybersecurity Computer Lab and employing an experienced leader to construct a dynamic and robust curriculum.
Courses will feature such topics as:
- Codes and Ciphers
- Intro to Databases
- Applied Networks and Security
- Fundamentals of Information Assurance
- Network Interconnection Technologies
- Introduction to Local Area Networks
- Fundamentals of Network Security
Quincy University’s Division of Science and Technology is widely recognized for the professional accomplishments of its graduates. Thanks to a highly favorable teacher student ratio and the resources of the Student Success Center, QU offers an unparalleled level of support to learners. A dynamic program of undergraduate internships and career services prepare students for a smooth transition from classroom to the workplace.
The first courses in the Cybersecurity concentration will be offered in Fall 2019.