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Computer Science Major - Computer Network and Cyber Security Focus

Computer technology has become an integral part of our everyday life and changed the way people live and conduct business. People who become professionals in computer technology have enormous number of opportunities. Computer science majors at Salisbury University receive state-of-the-art education in computer science as well as the mathematical principles upon which it rests.

Why Choose the Computer Network and Cyber Security Program at Salisbury University?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 11% growth for computer and information technology jobs in the next 10 years, and 30% of them is in network and cyber security field. As information storage and operations on the cloud continue to grow, many individuals, businesses and governments suffer financial losses due to cyberattacks. Better cybersecurity technologies and professionals with the skills to use those technologies to protect from cyberattacks are crucial for all sectors of society across the globe. Students who complete this focus are prepared to be competitive candidates for professional computer network and cyber security positions, such as network and systems engineers, network and system analysts, and network and cyber security engineers, or attend graduate schools to purse advanced degrees in cyber security research.

Careers for Computer Network and Cyber Security Program Graduates

What jobs can you get with a focus in computer network and cyber security within the computer science major? The field is open! A computer science major could pursue a variety of rewarding careers. SU graduates have worked as software engineers at large corporations such as Google, Microsoft, Yelp, Lockheed Martin, Booz Allen Hamilton and JP Morgan, as well as government agencies such as NASA and NSA. Possible career paths for our computer science majors include:

  • Security analyst
  • Network engineer
  • Security engineer
  • Security consultant
  • Penetration tester

Some of our students also majoring in computer science decide to continue their studies in graduate school, and their solid undergraduate education and research experience have helped them get accepted by many prestigious graduate programs.