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Cybersecurity and Information Technology

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The Department of Cybersecurity and Information Technology offers coursework towards undergraduate degrees using computer programming, database administration and security, and network infrastructure support.

The UWF Department of Cybersecurity and Information Technology is an academic department that is dedicated to providing students with the computing, technical, and project management skills required to become tomorrow's IT professionals, including Database Administrators, Information Security Specialists, System Analysts and Developers, Network Engineers/Managers and other positions.

What is the difference between information technology and computer science? Both disciplines are based on computing and programming skills. While computer scientists typically take more math and programming courses to prepare for graduate school, IT students train in applications of computing systems in a variety of domains such as healthcare, finance and banking, law, government, educational institutions, data analytics, network communications, and security.

National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE-C)

The National Security Agency has designated the University of West Florida as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) and also a member of the Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) Community.

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UWF partners with Red Hat Academy and Cisco Network Academy

The University of West Florida partners with Red Hat Academy and Cisco Networking Academy allowing students to put theory and hands-on experience into practice. Red Hat Academy provides online certification training for Red Hat System Administration I and II through our CTS 4348 Linux System Administration course. Our new networking courses (CNT 3004 Introduction to Networks, CNT 3112 Routing and Switching, CNT 4701 Scaling Networks and CNT 4013 Connecting Networks) will leverage the materials and environments provided via the Cisco Networking Academy to prepare students for entry-level Cisco certification exams.

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Are you looking for the ITS Help Desk?

You have reached the department page for the degrees offered in Cybersecurity and Information Technology in the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering. If you are looking for the ITS Help Desk for UWF computer services, please contact ITS (Information Technology Services) at 850.474.2075 or visit ITS website.

Drs. Muhammad and Fatema Rashid with their daughter, Dr. Faeza Rashid Kazmier, for whom the STEM Scholarship Endowment is named.

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HMCSE students need your support. Thanks to a generous matching gift from Drs. Muhammad and Fatema Rashid, all gifts made to the STEM scholarship for females and first-generation students by this Fall will be matched up to 50,000 dollars to create a $100K endowment that will benefit STEM students for years to come.


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