Academics

Academics & Experiential Learning

Cybersecurity is a cross-disciplinary field drawing on computer science, computer engineering, and management information systems as well as criminal justice, communication, law, political science, and mathematics. At UD, students of all majors benefit from academic programming that supports cyber-related degree and certificate programs.

Emerging areas of academic interest for cybersecurity initiatives are political science (policy and national security focus) and communication (social engineering and incident response areas). New certificates at both graduate and undergraduate levels in these areas are expected.

In addition, student research opportunities will expand with help from faculty and some sponsored funding from the NSF, NSA, and DOD.

Cyber-Related Majors, Minors and Corresponding Degrees

Program

Endorsement

Certificate

Minor

Bachelor of Science

Master of Science

Master of Computer Science

Computer Engineering

 

 

 

X

X

 

Computer Information Systems

 

 

X

X

 

 

Computer Science

 

 

X

X

 

X

Computer Systems

 

 

X

 

 

 

Computer Technology

X

 

 

 

 

 

Cybersecurity Management

 

X

X

 

 

 

Cybersecurity Course Offerings

Computer Science

MIS

MBA

Communication

CPS 433
Cyber Forensics

CPS 472
Computer and Network Security

CPS 473
Reverse Code Engineering

CPS 572
Computer Networking

CPS 592 (Special Topics)
Reverse Code Engineering (Graduate)
Language-Based Security (Graduate)
Cyber Forensics (Graduate)

MIS 368
Principles of Information Security Management

MIS 430
Telecommunications & Networking

MIS 468
Internet Security

MBA 662A
Security Management for Informational Systems

MBA 662B
Telecommunications and Networking

MBA 662C
Internet Security

CMM 453
Communication, Cybersecurity, and Social Engineering

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Employment in Cybersecurity

A "cyber-ready" workforce is needed as global, national, and regional threats to all industries grow. Employers are actively seeking graduates to fill this increased demand. The University of Dayton's academic programs support industries' computing and information technology needs.

Over the last three years, UD has placed 121 graduates into Cyber/IT related positions. 67% of those placements (82) were in organizations located in Ohio. As industry partnerships with the Cybersecurity Center increase, employment opportunities for UD graduates in cyber-related fields will likely increase, as well.

Our collaboration with Wright-Patterson Air Forces Base coupled with our active participation in the regional “Cin-Day Cyber Corridor” strategy (in collaboration with SOCHE and the Dayton Development Coalition) positions the University of Dayton as a go-to resource in cybersecurity education and workforce development.

CONTACT

Center for Cybersecurity & Data Intelligence

Miriam Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2230
937-229-1929
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