About This Program
Utica University’s nationally recognized cybersecurity program equips students with skills they need to be on the forefront of the information intelligence industry.
Why Utica University
With the demand for cybersecurity experts higher than ever and growing, a degree from Utica University, a national leader in cyber education, will give you the edge today’s employers want. The BS Cybersecurity program is available both online and on campus.
Students in the Cybersecurity program at Utica University learn from an accomplished faculty pool that brings with them a wealth of real-world knowledge. Our instructors know that the best way to learn is by doing, and bring to the classroom the very expertise they use every day in at companies such as:
- Department of Defense Cyber Crimes Center
- Mules Technologies
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- Ernst & Young
- Dragos, Inc.
- Cyber Directorate Operations for NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Services)
- Alste Technologies
Cybersecurity at Utica
I had several job offers. The company I work with is one of the biggest consulting firms in the nation.
- Corporate and Industrial Security
- Law Enforcement
- Government Intelligence Services
- Homeland Security
- and More!
National Designations For Excellence
What You'll Learn
- CRJ 101 - Seminar in Justice Studies (1)
- CRJ 103 - Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)
- PHI 107 - Ethics (3)
- MAT 147 - Mathematics for Cyber Security (3)
- CSC 207 - Linux for Security and Forensics (3)
- CYB 205 - Software Foundations for Cybersecurity (3)
- CYB 228 - Cyber Technology for Criminal Justice (3)
- SOC 274 - Criminology (3)
- CYB 333 - Information Security (3)
- CYB 362 - Information System Threats, Attacks, and Defense (3)
- CRJ 335 - Cybercrime Law and Investigations (3)
- GOV 341 - Jurisprudence of the Criminal Law (3)
- CRJ 461 - Proseminar in Justice Studies (3)
- CRJ 470 - Criminal Justice - Internship (6 to 15)
- CRJ 475 - Senior Project (3)
The cybersecurity program integrates learning in criminology, criminal justice, economic crime, and computer science. Utica’s award-winning faculty brings a broad range of real-world experience to the classroom—and beyond. With their guidance, students learn how to communicate, work in teams, and solve problems leading cybersecurity experts face every day.
The program offers three specializations:
- Cyber Operations - Learn defensive and offensive tactics, techniques and procedures. Focus on computer programming, as well as operating systems, vulnerability assessment and penetration testing.
- Network Forensics and Intrusion Investigation - Combines elements of computer science with computer forensics and vulnerability assessment. Learn to investigate cyber related incidents in a computer network environment.
- Cybercrime and Fraud Investigation - Learn the latest techniques used to accumulate data and evidence in prosecuting cybercrimes, such as credit card fraud, intellectual property theft, pedophilia, terrorism, hacking, and more.
A Degree That Works
Utica’s cybersecurity alumni have gone on to successful careers in corporate and industrial security, law enforcement, government intelligence services, homeland security, and more.
Intensive Learning: Jared DeCrosta
An intensive learning experience featuring Cybersecurity major Jared DeCrosta, who works in Utica University's Northeast Cyber Forensics Center.
Student Voices: Kyle Carr '16
A conversation with Kyle Carr, a cybersecurity major with a minor in computer science, about studying computer forensics, participating in the Central New York Hackathon, and being a part of the Utica University community.
The Utica University Cybersecurity Club is a community that gathers around cybersecurity related events, projects and competitions. In addition they train for and compete in intercollegiate cybersecurity competitions, attend conferences, and develop cyber professionals through education and mentorship.Learn More