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Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering

Cybersecurity Education

USM is committed to providing educational pathways in cybersecurity for traditional and non-traditional learners.

  • In addition to our Bachelor of Applied Science in Cybersecurity, our cybersecurity certificate and information security minor provide students with knowledge, skills, and abilities for protecting hardware, software, and data.
  • As a CompTIA Academic partner, and through collaborative relationships with a variety of stakeholders, we offer cybersecurity awareness and more advanced cybersecurity training through adult and K-12 outreach programs.
  • Our faculty are active in innovative research and we are committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service in cybersecurity.
  • Our cyber range provides virtual environments for realistic, hands-on cybersecurity labs and exercises.

Our Programs

The Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Cybersecurity if offered fully online and provides opportunity to transfer up to 60 hours of technical credit earned at a community college to a 4-year degree program in a growing technical field.

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The certificate in applied cybersecurity is an option for industry professionals who want to upskill in the cybersecurity content area, for those looking to enter the professional sector from another vocation, and for undergraduates in any major who want to develop skills and competencies for cybersecurity defense.

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The Information Security minor provides foundational skills development in policies, processes, and technologies for application in securing information and managing the risks related to the use, storage, and transmission of data and information. 

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Our community outreach programs boost tech sector diversity and provide pathways to cybersecurity education in Mississippi.

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School of Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering

214 Bobby Chain Technology Center (TEC) 
118 College Dr. #5106
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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