Major in Cybersecurity

Defend against cyber attacks • Earn a competitive salary • Make a difference

Cybersecurity is a rapidly growing industry. JBU will equip you to succeed.

In the cybersecurity major, you’ll work with firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and other tools that are essential to safeguarding information. At JBU, we’ve designed a flexible cybersecurity program that will prepare you for a meaningful career through hands-on learning. 

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“In today’s world where massive amounts of sensitive data ranging from personal information to trade secrets, the art of cybersecurity is becoming increasingly more important. Keeping digital data and infrastructures secure should be at the forefront of every industry...This means that cybersecurity should be on the minds of the inventors that create, designers that design systems, engineers that code, IT staff that implement, and support staff that use those systems.”

- Blake Davidson

Founder and CEO at Square Six

Bluefield University Partnership


While studying in-person on JBU’s main campus, you’ll take some online cybersecurity classes taught by Bluefield University faculty. A Christian university located in Virginia, Bluefield University is dedicated to integrating faith and learning. Its proximity to federal agencies allows professors to teach about cybersecurity from relevant experience, and the institution has been nationally recognized as one of the 15 Cyber Centers of Excellence by Cybint.

“We cannot emphasize more the importance of cybersecurity in this world of data. We need more cybersecurity professionals who have the skills to secure the network and the ability to communicate with a variety of constituents. I look forward to teaching and coaching JBU students and having discussions about applying our Christian worldview in this important work.”
- Dr. Jeff Teo, Chair of the Cybersecurity Department, Bluefield University


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Get the technical knowledge and hands-on experience you need

Our passionate, knowledgeable professors will teach you to defend against attacks,
work with firewalls, learn about intrusion detection systems, and master the essentials to help you safeguard information.

Develop the "soft-skills" employers are looking for

Employers look for graduates who not only have the technical knowledge but have learned to collaborate with others, communicate effectively and discover innovative solutions for problems. At JBU you'll learn these skills throughout your studies.

Land a great job

In the next 10 years, job opportunities in the field of cybersecurity will grow by a whopping 32%! The current median salary in this field is $99,730. For more career outlook information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What to expect as a Cybersecurity student at JBU

Maximize Your Schedule

Working full time? Caring for a family? Trying to finish a degree? Our online classes allow you to design a degree that fits your lifestyle.

Get Job Offers

Northwest Arkansas Council reports that there are over 400 unfilled software developer positions in the region with a median salary of $104,000.

Pursue Your Master's

Through our 4+1 program, you can graduate with a bachelor's and a master’s in Cybersecurity in just five years.

Want to earn a master’s? Check out our 4+1 degree program. 

During your four undergraduate years, you can take up to 12 hours of grad classes that count toward your undergraduate requirements. Complete the remaining 18 hours in your program to earn a 30-hour master’s degree. This program is offered 100% online; coursework can be completed on your schedule from wherever you are.

Prepare for a successful career and a life of purpose

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