The Bachelor of Technology degree in Cybersecurity is designed to provide in-depth study in several areas of the cybersecurity domain, such as computer networking, computer programming, information security, web development, database development, and digital and mobile forensics. The program offers the range and depth of course work to enable graduates to enter directly into the field of cybersecurity, or to pursue graduate study. Furthermore, this program has an applied learning component that gives students real-world experience, using forensic tools and applications.
Bachelor of Technology (BT)
In an applied setting, students will learn essential elements of cybersecurity, including computer networking, digital forensics, web development, and ethical hacking. Program coursework begins from an information technology perspective, spanning central concepts including software, hardware, operating systems, and computer networks. Higher-level study will focus on cybersecurity directly, introducing elements of forensics, ethical methods in system testing, and psychological concepts in information security. The program expands upon the College’s mission to provide education in the ethical creation and use of technology in professional service, as well as for personal use.
United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics data show a 28% increase in the job outlook for cybersecurity professionals between 2016 and 2026. This correlates to the anticipated growth of cybercrimes, including cyberterrorism. In response to this projection, law enforcement, government, and business agencies are actively recruiting qualified cybersecurity professionals, to fill technician, analyst, and engineer positions. The transferability of skills cybersecurity professionals acquire supports additional employment opportunities in security consultation, risk management, and information technology.
This program requires all students to complete a 12-credit, full semester internship, from which students will gain real-world experience prior to graduation. Example internship sites include:
To simplify transfer from other institutions into this degree program, articulation agreements are in place with:
The BT in Cybersecurity aligns with SUNY Cobleskill’s role as a college of technology – specifically, to deliver education in emerging technologies and their applications. As cybersecurity transcends all areas of academic study, it is of great value to each SUNY Cobleskill degree program and its students. Numerous initiatives connect the program and its students to the College and its surrounding communities.