Cyber Intelligence and Security

Bachelor of Science in
Cyber Intelligence and Security

Embry Riddle students learn to collect and analyze threat intelligence and secure against threats in The Bachelor of Science in Cyber Intelligence and Security.

About the Bachelor of Science in Cyber Intelligence and Security

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 to lead, manage, administer and even establish organizations focused on cybersecurity. It is one of very few programs accredited by the ABET Computing Accreditation Commission and designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence for Cyber Defense program of study.

The program is in one of the first colleges of Business, Security and Intelligence in the U.S., allowing students to experiment in computer forensics, intrusion detection, computer security and threat analysis. Led by a faculty whose wide range of knowledge and expertise spans government, academia and computer science roles, the Cyber Intelligence & Security program offers a high-tech, hands-on academic experience in the “Cyber Lab” and a makerspace in the brand new Cyber Gym Makerspace.

Student Learning Outcomes

What you will learn while studying in the cyber intelligence program:

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline
  • Apply security principles and practices to maintain operations in the presence of risks and threats

Cyber Intelligence and Security Career Opportunities

Careers and Employers

Embry Riddle graduates are set to enter the workforce in top companies, including Amazon, American Express, Boeing, Collins Aerospace, Department of Defense, Honeywell, Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, MITRE, NASA, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Sandia National Labs and many more public and private sector organizations, with a successful placement rate of 100% within a year of graduation.

Graduates looking to work in cyber security often secure roles such as:

  • Cyber Defense Technologists
  • Cyber Engineers
  • Cyber Risk Analysts
  • Cyber Security Analysts
  • Incident Response Manager
  • Security Operations Center Analyst

Cyber Intelligence and Security Salary Information

With growing cybersecurity career opportunities, Embry-Riddle provides the opportunity for competitive salaries, with alumni averaging $74,800 annually one-year post graduation, as of 2022.


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 abuse our world’s growing dependency on technology.

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) jointly sponsor the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) program and have designated the Prescott Campus as an NSA/DHS CAE-CD institution with its cyber intelligence program meeting their stringent criteria.

Apart from the Cyber Lab and the Cyber Gym Makerspace, students even have access to specialized labs like the Global Security Operations Center (GSOC).

Cyber Intelligence and Security Information

  • Credits: 120
  • Online or In-Person: In-Person
  • Capstone: Thesis, Project or Internship

Professional Accreditation

The Cyber Intelligence and Security program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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