College of Letters & Sciences

Cybersecurity Program

What a cybersecurity major has to offer:

The B.S. in Cybersecurity program at UW-Whitewater will educate future Cybersecurity professionals to identify, prevent, detect and respond to security attacks that endanger the safety of property and people. Students in the program will learn to design and implement actionable security solutions by considering both human and technical factors. The practice-oriented learning environment will help prepare students to obtain positions such as security analyst, security consultant, vulnerability tester, security engineer, or security manager. Out of the classroom, you will have rich choices of extra-curricular activities that include cybersecurity competitions, software development projects, and undergraduate research. 

In collaboration with the Cybersecurity Center for Business at UW-Whitewater, the program will provide nice practical learning experiences for the students.

Program Choice

The Cybersecurity major includes three emphases. The 39-credit general emphasis allows student to pursue an additional minor or major of interest. The 54-credit cyber operations emphasis provides a smooth transfer path for students with associate degrees in Cybersecurity from two-year technical colleges. The 57-credit comprehensive emphasis allows students to study multiple aspects of cybersecurity in depth, together with solid foundations in computer science, mathematics, and information technology. 




Four Year Plan