About the cybersecurity major

The cybersecurity major will prepare you to enter the workforce in the rapidly advancing field of cybersecurity. The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity will enable you to address the security challenges and risks that all industries encounter daily. Cybersecurity is a multidisciplinary area—a combination of information technology, computing, and engineering.

This program will provide a solid, comprehensive background in the related topics of cybersecurity engineering and their applications. With more companies in all industries increasingly relying on technology for their operations, cybersecurity is a rapidly growing field.

Skills and abilities this major develops: problem solving, abstract thinking, malware analysis and reversing, risk analysis, risk mitigation, security data analytics, cloud security, and more.

Engaged learning experiences

Regardless of your major or future career, engaged learning is vital to your present and future. It makes you more marketable for jobs and professional schools upon graduation, it enables you to build deeper connections with faculty and staff in your field of study, and it makes your learning personal by connecting your interests and values with the curriculum from your classes. Check out the three ideas below for places to get started, or learn more at IU Indianapolis’s Institute for Engaged Learning website.

Quick facts

Sample coursework

  • Advanced network security
  • Database security
  • Digital forensics 
  • Introduction to cybersecurity
  • IT risk assessment
  • Wireless security

Possible careers

  • Cybercrime investigator
  • Information security analyst
  • Malware analyst
  • Risk manager 
  • Security analyst
  • Security software developer

Where could I work?

  • Anthem
  • IU Health
  • Eli Lilly
  • Infosys
  • Salesforce
  • State of Indiana

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster

This major belongs to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) cluster. The STEM cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in the sciences, technology, engineering, informatics, and computing. The STEM cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools.

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