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Mercyhurst University Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security
Mercyhurst University

Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security

Erie, USA

4 Years


Full time

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Aug 2024

USD 40,100 *


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Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security

An in-demand skill set for the digital age.

High-profile domestic and global cyberattacks have made private sector and government decision-makers painfully aware of the need for well-trained cybersecurity professionals. In response to this growing need, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) has established the first undergraduate curriculum guidelines for cybersecurity, while the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have developed a cybersecurity certification.

Mercyhurst University’s Cyber Security bachelor’s program is one of the first stand-alone programs in the nation to follow both of these guidelines. Already home to one of the nation’s most respected Intelligence Studies programs, Mercyhurst is now able to leverage our experience, faculty expertise, cutting-edge resources, and industry connections to provide an unparalleled cyber education at the undergraduate level.

Fast Facts

  • Mercyhurst’s Cyber Security programs are the only ones in the nation to allow students to pursue a double major in Intelligence Studies, offered through the nation’s largest academic intelligence program.
  • The Cyber Security major couples technical computer networking and hacking skills with data analytic skills and cyber law and policy.
  • Cyber professions are among the fastest-growing careers in the nation, with projected 36 percent job growth by 2024 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) and more than 3 million unfilled job openings in the next few years (Cybersecurity Ventures).
  • Mercyhurst’s on-campus Network Operations Center, operated by MCPc, offers majors internship opportunities to gain real-world cybersecurity experience.

Value and Affordability

Mercyhurst University offers a flexible education designed to address a diverse range of disciplines leading to careers in cutting-edge fields. Mercyhurst offers:

  • A customizable Core Curriculum with a range of courses helps keep you on track for timely graduation.
  • The highest four-year graduation rate in Erie County. Graduating on time means not paying for a fifth year of tuition!
  • Opportunities for employment or further education directly after college. Ninety-five percent of our graduate's secured jobs or enrolled in graduate school within a year of graduation.
  • Hands-on experience working within your intended field helps prepare you for a career immediately upon graduating.
  • The Best Value education in the North Region, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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