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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Bachelor of Science in Cyber Intelligence & Security
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Bachelor of Science in Cyber Intelligence & Security

Prescott, USA

4 Years


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USD 1,563 / per credit


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Business conducted over computer networks will only continue to increase and e-commerce is growing on a global scale. The need for computer security specialists continues to rise. Companies must have policies and systems to forestall compromises of their data. Through a unique blend of computer science, engineering, intelligence gathering, security, and management, Embry-Riddle’s Bachelor of Science in Cyber Intelligence & Security will prepare graduates for a host of opportunities within countless companies, government agencies, and even entrepreneurial endeavors. Graduates are prepared to lead, manage, administer, and even establish organizations focused on the field of cybersecurity.

Early in 2014, ERAU Prescott founded the United States’ first College of Security and Intelligence. Embry-Riddle has long been positioned as a leader in areas related to technology, so it was a natural progression to launch into this field that is complementary to the other safety- and security-related degrees at ERAU. It is one of only a few universities in the southwest region of the U.S. to offer a degree program in Cybersecurity.

Led by a faculty whose wide range of knowledge and expertise spans government, academia, and computer science roles, the B.S. in Cyber Intelligence & Security program offers a high-tech, hands-on academic experience.

According to a recent effort developed by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) together with Burning Glass, a leading technology recruiter, we can now see the demand for Cyber Security professionals across the US. Demand is outstripping supply resulting in excellent opportunities for years to come for those with Bachelors or Masters Degrees. The interactive map shows job openings by region and category using the Workforce Framework. Hundreds of thousands of jobs are available and some of them are perfect for entry-level students seeking to enter the profession. Our graduates have found employment with GoDaddy, Textron, Mitsubishi, T-Mobile, Xcel Energy, the NSA as well as going on to graduate school at Northeastern University, USC and others.

Students have the opportunity to participate in ERAU’s very own “Hacker Lab,” where they can experiment in computer forensics, intrusion detection, computer security, and computer viruses.

About Cyber Intelligence and Security at the Prescott, AZ Campus

The Bachelor of Science in Cyber Intelligence and Security program prepares graduates to deal with threats from those who would abuse our world’s growing dependency on technology. In reality-based scenarios, students develop the knowledge in computer science and cybersecurity needed to defend the people, data, software, and networks that keep the world safe and productive. Graduates are prepared for professional roles in the rapidly growing field of cybersecurity.

The Bachelor of Science in Cyber Intelligence and Security degree is housed in the Department of Cyber Intelligence and Security in the College of Security & Intelligence.

Students work on real-world activities with key agencies such as the FBI, DHS, and DPS through programs and coursework.

ERAU faculty are leaders in this emerging field and have authored some of the textbooks in use.

The Bachelor of Science in Cyber Intelligence and Security program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET. The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) jointly sponsor the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) program and have designated the Prescott Campus as an NSA/DHS CAE-CD institution with its degree programs in Cyber Intelligence and Security meeting their stringent criteria. Embry-Riddle is also a member of the Cyber Patriot program and the CyberWatch Network.

Students have access to specialized labs, like the Forensic Science Lab and the Global Security and Intelligence Study’s newly renovated Global Security Operations Center (GSOC). A number of our graduates are employed at major corporate GSOCs around the country.

Emphasis is placed on effective communications, quantitative skills, global awareness, social responsibility, ethical and legal grounding, information technology, critical thinking skills, teamwork, computer and network functional skills, broad cyber industry familiarity, and a commitment to lifelong learning.

Students may also join organizations such as ERAU’s student chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), the Upsilon Pi Epsilon honor society, and gain exposure to the Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance (ACTRA).

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