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Start Your Career in Cyber Security

The University of the Incarnate Word School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering is now offering students the opportunity to earn their Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security Systems (CSEC). Students who enroll in this program will be equipped with the technical proficiency, analytical skills and professional preparation they'll need to become highly competitive professionals in a rapidly growing industry.

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Why Cyber Security Systems?

Data security and secure systems are among the highest priorities for organizations across industries, be it banking, commerce, healthcare or a host of other enterprises. The CSEC program at the University of the Incarnate Word prepares students to enter this fast-growing industry. CSEC students further specialize in analysis, threat detection, network security, systems oversight and methods of risk assessment and management.

Career Outlook and Opportunities

Higher-than-average salaries, a growing number of related occupations and increased emphasis on securing digital information and systems, make it an exciting time to enter the cyber security field.

Industry Growth

Career opportunities in the cyber security industry are rapidly growing and are projected to grow by as much as 31 percent between 2019 and 2029. The national median annual salary for an Information Security Analyst was $103,590 as of May 2020. 

Example of career opportunities:

  • Cryptanalyst
  • Cryptographer
  • Cybersecurity Engineer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • IT Specialist, Cybersecurity
  • Secure Software Developer
  • Security Architect 
  • Security Consultant
  • Security Control Assessor 
  • Security Engineer 
  • System Administrator 
  • Tech Support Engineer 

Get Started Now

We would love to hear more about you to better help you reach your educational goals. Contact us if you would like to learn more about the program or if you have questions.

Your Journey. Our Mission.

Since our founding in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, we have challenged our students to think critically, explore curiously and to leverage their God-given talents to make positive impacts on their communities and the world around them.

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I will work to see each student graduate with the lowest possible debt, and secure a career that lifts their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they serve.
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Dr. Thomas M. Evans

President, University of the Incarnate Word

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