The Cybersecurity program has emerged as a degree field due to the high demand for cybersecurity skills in the wake of an increasing number of security incidents. Cybersecurity professionals need a thorough understanding of business processes and modern computer systems. The cybersecurity degree program is based on a strong core of computer information technology, computer science and business information systems augmented by cybersecurity courses. This program meets the Homeland Security requirement. All students will be required to complete a co-curricular applied experience.
Flexible Course Offering
Earn your degree full-time or part-time. We offer classes at times that work with your varied schedule! All classes are offered in daytime and evening hours. Many classes are also offered accelerated, hybrid format and/or online!
Build on your academic success by engaging in our different student organizations, on campus competitions, internship and co-op opportunities including virtual co-op programs. We offer a course in how to get an intership, as well as frequent company visits and mentoring sessions.
Many of our faculty have worked in industry at companies like Cisco Networking, INTEL, GE Corporation and Raytheon/BBN Technologies (yes, the folks who actually created the Internet in 1967!). We teach here to help you have successful careers in the tech industry! With connections like these we will work with you to find the co-op experience that is the best fit for your career goals.
Prepare for unfilled jobs of today and tomorrow
Apply your education, skills and experiences gathered at NKU to launch your careers in the tech field. These positions are in high demand locally and nationally with projected increases for at least the next 10 years.
A degree in Computer Science opens doors and provides the path for you achieve what you need to succeed as a Computer System Analyst (9% increase in jobs), Software Developer (24% increase in jobs), Web Developer (15%), Information Security Analyst (28%), etc. You can find more details about these careers and their job outlooks at
Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook for Computer and Information Technology Occupations