UMass Global Bachelor of Cybersecurity Program

April 16, 2024

IRVINE, Calif. (Mar. 29, 2024) - University of Massachusetts Global reaffirms its commitment to the next generation of cybersecurity professionals with its Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program.

There are many cybersecurity "bootcamps" out there. The attraction is their short duration and specialized focus, but that can also be a drawback. That's part of the reason UMass Global added this bachelor's degree in cybersecurity, which covers a broader spectrum.

"Boot camps offer very specialized, niche insights and information into specific areas," said Dr. Monica Shukla-Belmontes, Associate Dean in the School of Business and Professional Studies at UMass Global. "The big challenge is that so many organizations are facing cybersecurity issues. It’s become a necessity that a cybersecurity protocol is in place. A cybersecurity degree provides broader knowledge that can help solve these challenges and develop protocols."

Designed to meet the escalating demands of the cybersecurity landscape, UMass Global's Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity offers a comprehensive curriculum curated by esteemed subject matter experts, including Dr. Ben Perez and Dr. Tim Perez, both renowned for their extensive expertise in the field.

With a rigorous curriculum centered on Python programming and industry-aligned coursework, UMass Global's B.S. in Cybersecurity empowers students to become leaders in the field, poised to make a meaningful impact in an increasingly interconnected world. "A full bachelor's degree gives that full-scale knowledge, regardless of which field you go into,” said Shukla-Belmontes. “Some people may choose to go into programming, data analytics, and data science, or become information systems generalists. There are so many different options within the IT field that the cybersecurity program leads to.”

What sets the UMass Global cybersecurity degree apart from other cybersecurity degrees is its commitment to relevance and practical applicability. The program's curriculum ensures alignment with real-world scenarios and emerging trends. From cloud-based security protocols to mobile applications, students engage with authentic case studies and projects, gaining invaluable hands-on experience that transcends traditional classroom learning.

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Founded in 1958 and accredited by WSCUC, University of Massachusetts Global (UMass Global) is a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Massachusetts, committed to helping adult learners change their lives through education. We offer over 55 online programs tailored for workplace relevance — associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, along with teaching credentials, stackable certificates, and authorizations. All UMass Global coursework is 100 percent online, which meshes with the busy lives of our non-traditional students. We are known for attentive student support, accommodating transfer policies, high graduation rates, alumni satisfaction, and low student debt loan default rates.

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