College of Science & Engineering

Cybersecurity

What is Cybersecurity?

Through partnerships with some Washington Community Colleges, students can build directly upon their Associate's Degree to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity, preparing students for a career in preventing and responding to internet security breaches that threaten businesses, corporations, and the government.

Benefits & Career Outlook

A Cybersecurity degree provides graduates:

  • A competitive edge in the job market
  • Greater employment security
  • Increased earning potential
  • Career advancement


Graduates receive training for high-demand jobs in the following roles:

  • Computer Network Security Administrator – establishes and implements security policies to monitor and protect networks against intrusion and provides strategies for recovery. 
  • Secure Software Development Specialist – advises software development teams on risk mitigation for common security vulnerabilities and monitors or audits software for proper use of security tools and techniques.
  • Reactive Forensic Practitioner – investigates security breaches after the occurrence, recovers the organization’s assets and operability, and strengthens defenses to prevent future events. 
  • Proactive Forensic Practitioner – actively searches for potential breaches in security by identifying, capturing, and analyzing malware before it has a widespread impact.

Washington Community College Partnerships and Degrees 

Click below to print a copy of each program’s transfer requirements.