B.S. in Cybersecurity

Program overview

A Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity prepares students for careers monitoring and protecting critical infrastructure, developing and maintaining high-assurance software, and designing safety- and security-critical systems and networks. The program combines computer science, system administration and systems analysis to provide comprehensive education and hands-on training in security, cryptography and networking, preparing students to combat current and future threats.

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Key academic areas

Academic areas graphic for cybersecurity

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Make an impact

Cybersecurity professionals work to keep society safe from cyber threats by

  • monitoring and analyzing threats in real time.
  • reverse engineering and analyzing malware.
  • automating threat detection and prevention workflows.
  • designing the next generation of secure systems and networks.
  • creating new cryptographic algorithms.
  • writing highly secure and resilient code.
97% career placement
$113,270 mean annual salary

Career opportunities

As our world continues to integrate computers into every part of our lives, the need to protect those systems only becomes more important over time. Currently, the demand for cybersecurity specialists is at an all-time high and continues to grow rapidly.

Cybersecurity graduates pursue careers as —

  • information security specialists
  • cybersecurity engineers
  • penetration testers
  • vulnerability analysts
  • security architects
  • security application programmers
  • digital forensic investigators
  • malware analysts
  • network security engineers

Internships

Many internship opportunities are available for students to gain industry experience and develop professional relationships. The K-State Career Center, your advisor and faculty in the department will help you connect with employers and find out what’s available.

K-State engineering graduates live in all 50 states and 86 countries.

Map of K-State engineering alumni

Career placement provided by the K-State Career Center. Career placement includes 2020-2021 K-State Carl R. Ice College of Engineering graduates who are employed or enrolled in graduate or professional schools within six months of graduation. Average mean salary provided by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The new Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity is not currently accredited but will seek ABET accreditation according to its process and guidelines for new programs.