University at Albany

B.S. in Cybersecurity

Program Description

Prepare for an innovative cybersecurity career protecting an organization’s data, devices, computers and networks from a wide range of threats with a cybersecurity degree from the University at Albany. Through coursework, research and experiential learning opportunities, you’ll learn how to develop strategies to defend against cyberattacks. From safeguarding systems and privacy to implementing security policies and recovery processes, you will gain the skills to drive solutions and manage evolving risk for leadership positions in commercial and nonprofit organizations as well as all levels of government.

Focus Areas

  • Programming for Problem Solving or Introduction to Computer Science
  • Introduction to Web Technologies
  • Introduction to Data and Databases
  • Introduction to Networks and Systems
  • Digital Project Management

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Security Consultant
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Ethical Hacker
  • Computer Forensic Analyst
  • Risk Manager
    Data Security Administrator
  • Cryptographic Vulnerability Analyst,
  • Security Operations Center Analyst

Target audience


Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

High School diploma

Program Type

Degree Program

Expected Outcomes