Bachelor of Applied Science
The Bachelor of Applied Science with an emphasis in Cyber Operations gives students extensive hands-on experience and develops the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to succeed in defense, law enforcement and private industry.
One of only 20 NSA-designated programs nationwide
Rising cyber crime has created a global shortage of information security professionals, transforming this field into one of immense growth and opportunities. The Cyber Operations emphasis equips you to enter those roles and meet that demand.
The curriculum delivers offensive and defensive cyber security content within our state-of-the-art Cyber Virtual Learning Environment, which allows you to gain extensive hands-on experience and develop the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to succeed after graduating. In addition, the Cyber Operations emphasis offers two degree tracks: Engineering and Defense & Forensics.
The National Security Agency has designated the University of Arizona’s Cyber Operations program as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO). With this designation, UA joins an extremely exclusive group of only 20 programs in the nation. The NSA’s CAE-CO designation demonstrates that UA’s Cyber Operations program meets the most demanding academic and technical requirements.
This degree is designed for students transferring approximately 60 credits from a regionally accredited institution. During the application process, the submission of a resume and goal statement is required for professional admission to the program. Before applying, we recommend that you discuss your background with a program adviser. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-621-0898 for a referral.
For more detailed program overview visit the Cyber Operations Program Page
Cost & Eligibility
The Engineering Track is a deeply technical, interdisciplinary, security-focused computer science program that meets the NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) academic requirements.
Defense and Forensics Track
The Defense & Forensics Track is an interdisciplinary cyber education program that conforms to academic requirements from the NSA’s Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) and Cyber Defense (CAE-CD).
Cyber Operations Experience Overview
Jason Denno, University of Arizona director of Cyber Operations, explains how the online Cyber Operations program prepares graduates to face the challenges of a data-driven future.