We’re training the next generation of cybersecurity leaders with dynamic, interdisciplinary education and state-of-the-art programs and facilities.
You'll become a cybersecurity professional with our up-to-date, industry-aligned programs and hands-on experience.
Why Study Cybersecurity at UWF?
Cyberattacks have grown in frequency, and highly trained analysts are needed to develop innovative solutions to detect and prevent attacks on critical systems.
Our cybersecurity program strengthens critical thinking, analytical ability and problem-solving skills. You will have opportunities to study cybersecurity issues in the cybersecurity lab and participate in regional cyber competitions.
UWF has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency. We are currently seeking ABET accreditation for this program. Details about this effort can be found at the Department of Computer Science.
What You Will Learn
Our curriculum focuses on the techniques, policies, operational procedures and technologies that secure and defend the availability, integrity, authentication and confidentiality of information and information systems.
You will study such topics as malware analysis, database security, Linux system administration and secure software development.
The cybersecurity major prepares students for careers as information systems security professionals, senior system managers and system administrators responsible for information systems and their security.