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It's no surprise that cybersecurity careers are in high demand, with no expectation of slowing anytime soon. More and more organizations have a need for dedicated cybersecurity employees to protect critical data from hackers and cybercriminals. The Ball State University bachelor’s in applied cybersecurity will prepare you for this crucial role and beyond.

Skills You Will Learn

  • Computer network defense
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data networking
  • Digital forensics
  • Network design
  • Risk analysis

Careers in Applied Cybersecurity

Earning your bachelor’s degree in applied cybersecurity will open career opportunities in any sector: business, government, education, technology, non-profit, and more. Potential job titles may include:

  • Vulnerability Analyst
  • Security Consultant
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Ethical Hacker
  • Forensic Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • Security Analyst
  • Technical Lead Analyst
  • Security Engineer
  • Penetration Tester
  • Web App Penetration Tester

Master's Programs

Our Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS) online and in-person master's programs allow you to begin your graduate studies at Ball State. To learn more about the CICS master's programs contact Kirsten Smith at kirstensmith@bsu.edu.

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If you’d like to learn more about our Applied Cybersecurity program, feel free to call or email us. Or, one of the best ways to get a true feel for Ball State is to see it for yourself, so schedule a visit today! And if you’re ready to apply, review our admission requirements and complete our online application.

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