UTSA is home to the nation’s top cybersecurity program, an interdisciplinary approach that spans three colleges: the College of Business, College of Engineering and College of Sciences. Research centers and outreach programs provide UTSA’s top-tier students and faculty with additional opportunities to explore the various facets of this high demand and ever-changing field.
Students at UTSA may choose to specialize in computer science, computer engineering or information systems. Additional programs are offered in data center design, network and data center management, digital forensics and data analytics.
UTSA has three research centers: the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security, the Institute for Cyber Security and the Center for Education and Research in Information and Infrastructure Security. Research conducted at UTSA aims to combat global security challenges encountered by individuals, industry, government and the military. The university’s research specialties include information security management and strategy, applied network and information systems security, government and industry cyber preparedness, and secure software and hardware design and engineering.
Starting in fall 2017, students from across the United States can earn a UTSA degree. UTSA will begin offering a fully online B.B.A. in Cyber Security. Students in the online degree program will have access to the same vast cybersecurity expertise that UTSA students currently experience on-campus. The program will include more than 30 industry-aligned certificates in specializations such as cyber intrusion detection, cyber incident response, and cyber attack analysis. Students will also earn badges and micro-certificates along the way, providing additional relevance to the job market.
Graduates of UTSA are heavily recruited and are employed quickly. They are hired in governmental positions with the NSA, FBI and CIA; with major companies like Booz Allen, Ford Motor Co, and Rackspace; and with the military at the 24th Air Force and Air Force Office of Special Investigations, which is headquartered in San Antonio. The average starting salary for an undergraduate is $60,000-80,000.
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