One of Idaho’s First Cybersecurity Bachelor's Degree Programs
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 one of Idaho’s first cybersecurity bachelor's degree programs and one of the few comprehensive programs in the nation.
Protect our nation’s computing systems, networks and critical infrastructure and train for the 3.4 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs.
- 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.
- 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 $27,000 for to train undergraduates for cybersecurity jobs at federal, state, local and tribal agencies.
- More than 15 Nationally Recognized Faculty in Cybersecurity – Students receive 1-on-1, personalized attention from nationally and internationally recognized professional faculty with Ph.D.s in the field of cybersecurity, with expertise in power engineering, information assurance, industrial control systems and transportation. U of I Distinguished Professors Jim Alves-Foss, Ph.D. and Brian Johnson, Ph.D., P.E. lead the cybersecurity program.
- Full Access to Cyber Attack and Defend Simulation Equipment – Students have access to a Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDS) capable of simulating any modern high voltage power grid configuration. The College of Engineering is one of a few nationwide to offer this equipment to its students. The RTDS Lab on the Moscow campus is also connected to a local control hub in the Integrated Research and Innovation Center, allowing students to mimic control operations and simulate what a cyberattack might look like as it occurs.
- Top 10% Nationwide - Nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report for undergraduate engineering and computer science degree programs.
- No. 1 Best Value Public University in the West – ranked for the fourth year in a row by U.S. News and World Report. We’re also the only public university in Idaho to be ranked best value by Forbes, Money, 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
- 94% Graduate with Jobs or are enrolled in graduate education or military service – First Destination Survey
- Highest Salary Earnings for early- and mid-career undergraduate degree recipients than any other public university in Idaho – Payscale
- More Scholarships Awarded than any 4-year public engineering college in Idaho.
- 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.