As businesses increasingly rely on computers for data and information storage, the importance of preventing,
responding to, minimizing, and recovering those assets from a cyber attack are also rising. A degree in the rapidly
growing field of Cybersecurity can offer you an exciting, ever-changing career helping the private
and/or public sector protect their assets.
Types of Degrees
Cybersecurity students can pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), or master's degree (6-7
years). Typically, a bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a Master's of Business Administration degree in
Information Systems is required to become an Information Security Analyst. A bachelor's degree in Computer Science
is usually required before becoming a Software Developer.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in math, science, and computer
science coursework helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Scores from college entrance
exams like the ACT and SAT are often required. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important
for you to explore several options before settling on a specific school.
Career Opportunities After Earning A Cybersecurity Degree
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Cybersecurity include:
Information Security Analyst
Information Technology Technician
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for an Information Security Analyst was $99,730 in
2019 while Software Developers earned a median salary of $105,590 in 2019.1
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and
employer. Conditions in your area may vary.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not
offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.