Lorraine Sauchin teaching in COLH 205

About Cybersecurity

Why Cybersecurity Studies

An increasingly connected world economy and the growing virtual existence for almost all existing organizations makes cybersecurity as relevant as local or national security for our society. A stable world and a safe virtual environment are essential elements for a peaceful world. This program leverages the powerful resources of Duquesne University in Mathematics, Computer Science and Security Studies to meet the needs of students and of society at large.

An In-Demand Career Field with Wide Career Options

Cybersecurity is a fast-growing field with a job outlook considered "much faster than average" and wide ranging career opportunities. According to CyberSeek, a project supported by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. has a half million or more unfilled cybersecurity positions. Meanwhile, the job outlook for the next decade predicts 31% growth in the number of jobs available.

Graduates may pursue careers as chief information security officer, forensic computer analyst, security architect, penetration tester, IT security engineer, security systems administrator, IT security consultant, and policy analyst, to name just a few.