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Program Overview

Program Overview

The field of cybersecurity has grown and evolved significantly in recent years. Currently, only 3% of US bachelor degree grads have cyber-related skills, meaning students with this training are in high demand. Cybersecurity professionals are also among the highest paid technology professionals measured at the 3-5 year post-graduation mark.

As a cybersecurity professional, you are concerned with the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information regardless of the form the data may take: electronic, print or other forms. Governments, military, corporations, financial institutions, hospitals and private businesses amass a great deal of confidential information about their employees, customers, products, research and financial status. Most of this information is collected, processed, and stored on computers, and then transmitted across networks for additional processing, use and storage. Protecting confidential information is a business requirement and, in many cases, is also an ethical and legal requirement.

Lipscomb's cybersecurity degree program covers the breadth of cybersecurity from theoretical frameworks through models to policies and ethical practices. It focuses on security challenges, threats and requirements for operating systems, computer architectures, networking protocols and organization data and information. Our experienced faculty will guide you to success, so you'll be ready to begin your career in cybersecurity.

Why Study Cybersecurity at Lipscomb University?

Every aspect of our cybersecurity program and curriculum ensures you will develop the necessary skills to become an indispensable asset in the technology field. At Lipscomb University, we incorporate real-world training and experiences into the classroom by having you study under recognized leaders and practitioners. Our expert faculty, specialized facilities, cyber defense team, internships and other resources will allow you to expand and utilize your growing expertise through a variety of opportunities.

Courses

Courses

The cybersecurity bachelor's degree covers 126 credit hours. Students will acquire the necessary skills they need to excel as a leader in the technology field, protecting networks and systems with sensitive information. View courses below.

Specialized Facilities

Our new laboratory facilities offer enhanced resources for learning and practicing skills related to cybersecurity.

Cyber Defense Team

Lipscomb's collegiate cyber defense team provides opportunities to compete in the area of cybersecurity to build additional practical skills that are in demand.

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Internship

Become more competitive in the job market with an internship related to your interests. You’ll gain experience and boost your exposure. An internship will also help you learn whether you’ve chosen a career you’ll enjoy.

Job placement

With a top-tier university education on your resume, you’ll be in high demand, whether you choose to launch your career or begin graduate school. Most of our programs have a placement rate of at least 90 percent within six months of graduation.

Expert faculty, small class sizes

Learn from award-winning, experienced faculty who actually care about you. Our small class sizes allow us to get to know you personally. We lead an approachable community within our respective programs. Our faculty connections are the experts on their subject matter, too.

Our Faculty

  • Ken Mayer

    Ken Mayer

    Assistant Professor

    Ken received his first computer in the early 80's, a Commodore 64! This sparked his lifelong interest in computing, especially IT hardware. Just like many students who have gone for their...

    Meet Ken Mayer
  • Chris Simmons headshot

    Chris Simmons

    Associate Professor

    Chris Simmons is an Associate Professor in the School of Computing. He obtained his Bachelor's degree from Tennessee State University, followed by a Master's degree in Information Technology from Carnegie...

    Meet Chris Simmons
  • Alan Cantrell

    Alan Cantrell

    Adjunct Faculty

    Alan Cantrell is an Instructor in the School of Computing at Lipscomb University. He is a Director of IT Service Management in the Infrastructure & Security department at Vanderbilt University...

    Meet Alan Cantrell
  • Bryan Thornton

    Bryan Thornton

    Adjunct Faculty

    Meet Bryan Thornton

Career Paths

Cybersecurity Engineer

Cybersecurity Engineers combine a variety of skillsets to protect systems, network and data, including the creation and maintenance of software, hardware and implementation of security policies.

Penetration Tester

Penetration Testers use their experience with technology to perform cyberattacks on their employer's systems/networks to analyze the effectiveness of current cybersecurity.

Information Systems Security Engineer

An Information Systems Security Engineer is responsible for implementing security measures for an organization's network and system to prevent cyber attacks.