Idaho’s Only Cybersecurity Bachelor's Degree
As one of the National Security Agency’s first seven National Centers of Academic Excellence in cyber defense education, U of I is a leader in advanced cybersecurity training, offering Idaho’s only cybersecurity bachelor's degree program and one of the few comprehensive programs in the nation.
Protect our nation’s computing systems, networks and critical infrastructure and train for the 1.8 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs expected by 2022.
- Cybersecurity Management and Privacy
- Secure Coding and Analysis
- Networking Fundamentals
- Operating System Defense
- Software Vulnerability Analysis
Through partnerships with leading industry, including global power systems protection leader Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL), Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Power, POWER Engineers and Avista, the U of I College of Engineering has developed a network of state-of-the-art equipment, labs and resources to give undergraduate students opportunities for lab exploration and undergraduate research aimed at strengthening cybersecurity and developing inherently cyber-secure industrial control systems.
The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust has supported the creation of the U of I cybersecurity lab infrastructure.
- Nationally Ranked for Best Value – the only public college in Idaho to be ranked a best value college by Forbes, Money, U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review.
- Top 7 in the Nation for “infusing real-world experiences into engineering education” through our undergraduate Senior Capstone Design Program – National Academy of Engineering
- CyberCorps®: Scholarship for Service (SFS) – Administered through U of I’s Center for Secure and Dependable Systems, the SFS program provides tuition stipends through the National Science Foundation of up to $25,000 for to train undergraduates for cybersecurity jobs at federal, state, local and tribal agencies.
- Personalized Attention from nationally and internationally recognized faculty and staff through small class sizes, 1-on-1 interaction, mentorship, advising and research collaboration. Most faculty hold Ph.D.s in their field.
- Highest Early-Career Salary Earnings of any 4-year public college in Idaho for undergraduate degree recipients – Payscale
- More than $30M in Scholarships U of I awards more scholarships than any 4-year public college in Idaho. – 2019/20 Financial Aid Data
- 87% Graduate with a Job or are enrolled in graduate education – Career Outcomes Survey
- Hands-On Experience, Guaranteed ALL U of I College of Engineering students participate in hands-on experiences, through our nationally recognized Senior Capstone Design Program and Engineering Design EXPO, Cooperative Education Program (Co-op), Idaho’s only Grand Challenge Scholars Program and paid undergraduate assistantships.
The Computer Science undergraduate degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Our cybersecurity degree programs are designed to meet both ABET and National Centers for Academic Excellence accreditation standards.