B.S. Cybersecurity Track (CSEE)
Within the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering department, the Computer Science and Computer Engineering programs offer a degree track in cybersecurity for undergraduate students. In addition to their regular degree requirements, students pursuing this track must take four courses in areas like computer security, forensics, network security, and malware analysis, among other approved courses.level). Students may enroll either at UMBC’s Main Campus just south of Baltimore, MD or at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) campus in Montgomery County, MD. The Computer Science BS with Track in Cybersecurity is the official Program of Study (POS) associated with UMBC as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE), as recognized by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Analytics (IS)
This Information Systems Department certificate prepares students to solve cybersecurity-related problems in the real world, particularly those related to the protection and analysis of information in real organizational contexts. Certificate students are required to synthesize new concepts and skills acquired in the courses (in computer security, data mining, software security, and mobile computing) into a final cybersecurity informatics experience. This upper division certificate is only available to UMBC students pursuing an existing major. (Offered only in Catonsville.)
Accelerated BS/MPS Program Option
UMBC undergraduate students from both the computing and non-computing fields have the option of applying to the BS/MPS Cybersecurity program in their junior or senior year and may take up to nine graduate credits that can be applied to both their undergraduate and graduate degrees. Students benefit by shortening the time to degree completion, experience the cost savings of taking graduate courses at undergraduate tuition rates, experience flexible learning options (some courses taught in evening or in hybrid format) and gain practical knowledge and skills. More information, forms, and details can be found at the Graduate Cybersecurity Program website.