Congratulations on being accepted into the inaugural class of our Cybersecurity Engineering program at the University of Cincinnati! We're so excited to welcome you to campus and share a little more about the brand new, cybersecurity engineering program.

Cybersecurity engineering is multi-disciplinary

The B.S. in Cybersecurity Engineering degree program has a distinctly multidisciplinary approach to cybersecurity and anchors on robust coordination between three core units: the Departments of Political Science, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and the School of Information Technology. This leadership core advances significant curricular innovation across the campus, research synergies that align with Digital Futures, and directly impact US government strategy.

We’re a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations—an honor given by the National Security Agency, part of the US Department of Defense.

Choose one of four cybersecurity tracks

Within our Cybersecurity Engineering major you can specialize in one of the following areas:

  • Cyber Operations
  • Network & Data Security
  • Hardware & Cyber-Physical Systems Security
  • Industrial Security

What does a cybersecurity engineering co-op look like?

With more than 1,300 companies to choose from, you will have the chance to co-op in industry, research organizations, and governmental agencies located around the world. Other Cybersecurity Engineering students like you have co-opped with:

  • Wiley 
  • Apple 
  • National Security Agency (NSA)
  • The National Laboratories 
  • GE Aviation 
  • Siemens 
  • US Bank 
  • Rockwell Automation 
  • L3Harris 
  • Lockheed Martin 
  • Northrop Grumman

Cybersecurity engineering organizations

  • Cyber@UC Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Chapter
    This student organization has been involved in many activities linked to cybersecurity. Using the funding from the Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills (RAPIDs) grant, UC proposes to build a Student Security Operations Center (SOC) and a Data Analytics Center (DAC). Data analytic opportunities are increasing rapidly in industry and government and scientific research, health informatics, and environmental health, where large volumes of data are collected and mined. This DAC aims to provide students at all skill levels an opportunity to develop data analytic skills that will prepare them for the increasingly growing opportunities in data visualization, high-performance computing, statistical learning, computational analytics, storage, data security, among other fields.
  • Women in Cybersecurity
    The mission of the Women in Cybersecurity UC Student Chapter is to build a community within the University of Cincinnati that promotes women’s education, participation, and leadership in the field of cybersecurity.
  • I-Wars – A Networked Cyber Operations Competition
    I-Wars is a team competition intended to enhance the Cyber Operations (CO) community by reducing the time and cost of apprenticeship training and improving the motivation and quality of the CO workforce.
  • A Cyber Defense Exercise Scoring Tool (CDEST) Competition
    CDEST is a team competition intended to enhance the Cyber Operations (CO) community by reducing the time and cost of apprenticeship training and improving the motivation and quality of the CO workforce.


Cybersecurity Engineering News


Why is diversity important in engineering?

Diversity of thought, cultures, and backgrounds is important in engineering fields. Problem solving is easier when more are involved. Learn more from Dr. Whitney Gaskins, Assistant Dean of Inclusive Excellence and Community Engagement.


UC cybersecurity research inspires Congressional action

July 21, 2020

The University of Cincinnati College of Arts and Sciences’ cybersecurity community is voicing its full support for a Congressional amendment to the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act to help strengthen cyber security protection advancements nationwide. Introduced last week by U.S. Representatives Steve Chabot (R-Westwood), Mike Turner (R-Dayton) and Marcia Fudge (D-Cleveland), and passed Monday, July 20th by the U.S. House of Representatives, the amendment secures $3 million in funding for the National Center for Hardware and Embedded Systems Security and Trust (CHEST).


UC partners with Philippines to offer cybersecurity education...

September 23, 2021

Cybersecurity experts from across several colleges at the University of Cincinnati presented a multi-day, virtual workshop on new approaches to cyber education for Philippine higher education officials. The four-day workshop is part of an effort to expand educational opportunities in cybersecurity in the Philippines, for which the University of Cincinnati’s interdisciplinary approach can serve as a model.

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