Cybersecurity

Revolutionary advances. Agile responses. Diligence under duress. Cybersecurity is a top priority of every organization—as essential as internet itself! Demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals will surge for the foreseeable future.

Take the next logistical step in your career path. Study cybersecurity at USC Upstate. With a Bachelor of Science degree from Upstate, you’ll build experience that gets you in the door. And you’ll develop expertise to achieve results that get noticed.

Be inquisitive. Step into your future. Make it a reality at Upstate.

Abundant Job Opportunities

In South Carolina, there are 3,000 cybersecurity sector job openings. Expand into the southeast region, and there are as many as 49,000 jobs in the sector. Prepare to find your place.

Demand is High

There is a shortage of qualified workers to fill the high number of roles employers are posting. Both South Carolina and the southeastern region have a “very low” workforce supply/demand ratio – only 2.5 qualified applicants for every job posting, while the national average is 5.8 for all jobs. Get in-demand.

Highly Sought Technical Skills

Develop critical securities strategies which align to industry best practices in theory and application. Explore tactics to put together pieces of the cybersecurity puzzle and stop security breaches – even before they occur. It’s time to learn how.

Continuous Learning Opportunities

With new technologies always on the horizon, there will never be a need to stop learning new skills. Engage in a career path where you’ll always have room to grow. Discover the difference.

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Prove Your Prowess

Standing out among ambitious competition for in-demand cybersecurity jobs takes more than a typical undergrad degree. Learn by doing at Upstate – it will make your resume shine.

Gain experience with a hands-on, technical program as you prepare to take on real-world situations. This comprehensive curriculum is taught by savvy faculty in small class sizes. Gain the tactical, technical expertise you need to start a stimulating role in Cybersecurity.

Elite faculty. Forward-thinking curriculum. Flourishing career paths.

Demand is high for sharp and savvy IT professionals with a thorough understanding of cybersecurity. Job openings outnumber qualified experts. How can you prepare for one of these in-demand positions?

  • Career-relevant training.
  • Accomplished cybersecurity and STEM faculty connections.
  • Hands-on, technical courses to prepare for industry certification exams such as CompTIA (Network+ and Security+), Certified Ethical Hacker, and Certified Cloud Security Professional.
  • High-tech learning environment: Hone your skills in the teaching computer lab, networking lab, and Linux lab.

See Cybersecurity in the Academic Catalog PDF icon

Department Contact Information

For questions about the Division of Mathematics and Computer Science or your application status, please email ellistw@uscupstate.edu

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Department Chair
Tim Ellis
Phone: 864-552-4235
Email: ellistw@uscupstate.edu

Mailing Address

Division of Mathematics and Computer Science
College of Science and Technology
160 East St. John Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306