The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will be adding a new degree program in fall 2021.
Students will be able to enroll in a new four-year cybersecurity degree program starting in the fall 2021 semester. This bachelor’s degree program has been designed to prepare students to protect individual, infrastructure and national cybersecurity, positioning them to work in a variety of roles from security architect to security systems administrator and beyond.
“The Department of Computer Science has been actively involved in research and teaching in cybersecurity and information assurance for about 10 years,” Dr. Albert Baker, interim chair of the Department of Computer Science, said in a statement. “The addition of a B.S. in cybersecurity is an exciting evolution of the department’s commitment to this aspect of national security. We are coordinating with the Arkansas Department of Education, representatives from Arkansas military contingents, and area industry leaders in the development of this program. Graduates of this program will be protecting all aspects of our digital lives.”
Cybersecurity students will also have the opportunity to work in the UA Little Rock Cyber Gym. This cloud-based lab provides an accessible cybersecurity curriculum for Arkansas high school students.