Bachelor of Science in
Cyber Intelligence and Security

Business conducted over computer networks will only continue to increase and e-commerce is growing on a global scale. The need for computer security specialists continues to rise. Companies must have policies and systems to forestall compromises of their data. Through a unique blend of computer science, engineering, intelligence gathering, security, and management, Embry-Riddle’s Bachelor of Science in Cyber Intelligence & Security will prepare graduates for a host of opportunities within countless companies, government agencies, and even entrepreneurial endeavors. Graduates are prepared to lead, manage, administer, and even to establish organizations focused on the field of cybersecurity.

Early in 2014, ERAU Prescott founded the United States’ first College of Security and Intelligence. Embry-Riddle has long been positioned as a leader in areas related to technology, so it was a natural progression to launch into this field that is complementary to the other safety- and security-related degrees at ERAU. It is one of only a few universities in the southwest region of the U.S. to offer a degree program in Cybersecurity.

Led by a faculty whose wide range of knowledge and expertise spans government, academia, and computer science roles, the B.S. in Cyber Intelligence & Security program offers a high-tech, hands-on academic experience.

According to a recent report from Burning Glass Technologies, demand for information security experts in the US grew 3.5 times faster than demand for other IT jobs — and about 12 times faster than all other jobs — over the past five years. On the global scale, the number of information security professionals is projected to continuously grow more than 11 percent annually over the next five years, according to The 2013 (ISC)² Global Information Security Workforce Study.

Students have the opportunity to participate in ERAU’s very own “Hacker Lab,” where they can experiment in computer forensics, intrusion detection, computer security, and computer viruses.


About Cyber Intelligence and Security at the Prescott, AZ Campus

The Bachelor of Science in Cyber Intelligence and Security program prepares graduates to deal with threats from those who would abuse our world’s growing dependency on technology. In reality-based scenarios, students develop the knowledge in computer science and cybersecurity needed to defend the people, data, software, and networks that keep the world safe and productive. Graduates are prepared for professional roles in the rapid growing field of cybersecurity.

The Bachelor of Science in Cyber Intelligence and Security degree is housed in the College of Security & Intelligence.

Students work on real-world activities with key agencies such as the FBI, DHS, and DPS through programs and coursework.

ERAU faculty are leaders in this emerging field and have authored some of the textbooks in use.

The Bachelor of Science in Cyber Intelligence and Security program offered at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott campus is in candidacy for accreditation as a Center of Academic Excellence by the NSA. Embry Riddle is a member of the Cyber Patriot program and the CyberWatch Network.

Students have access to specialized labs, like the Forensic Science Lab and the Global Security and Intelligence Science’s Eagle Operations Center.

Emphasis is placed on effective communications, quantitative skills, global awareness, social responsibility, ethical and legal grounding, information technology, critical thinking skills, teamwork, computer and network functional skills, broad cyber industry familiarity, and a commitment to lifelong learning.

Students may also join organizations such as ERAU’s student chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), the Upsilon Pi Epsilon honor society, and gain exposure to the Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance (ACTRA).

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120 Credits

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