Start your Cyber career with a Cybersecurity education and hands-on experience at the University of West Florida, (UWF), Pensacola Florida. UWF is offering multidisciplinary Cybersecurity certificates and degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our program is a member of the National CyberWatch Center and provides interdisciplinary knowledge crossing Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Electrical Engineering, Criminal Justice, Geospatial Intelligence and Business foundations.
UWF's Battle Lab is run off a freestanding server system which allows it to be disconnected from the main university server. This provides the Battle Lab with the unique opportunity to create real world scenarios for students. Scenarios where one group of students act as "the hackers" while the other group, "the security", tries to prevent their system from being hacked. It is this type of Cyber war games that allow students hands on experience they would not otherwise have.
The University of West Florida offers a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a specialization in Cybersecurity (more for the traditional student), a Master of Science in Administration with a specialization in Cybersecurity (completely online, for the non-traditional student), and three certificates in Cybersecurity: the more technical Certificate in Cybersecurity, the Intelligence Analysis Certificate (fully online) offered by the College of Professional Studies and the Certificate in Information Assurance which comes in from perspective of managing the cyber aspect of businesses.