In the Cybersecurity major, students get a mix of background knowledge in computer science, along with a specialized focus in cybersecurity topics. The major blends a theoretical background with practical applications of cybersecurity skills. Graduates are well-equipped to go into careers in developing secure software, exploring and fixing vulnerabilities and penetration testing. The cybersecurity major leads to a degree in computer science.
Please consult the UMW Undergraduate Catalog for specific and up-to-date major requirements.
Thinking About This Major?
The Center for Career & Professional Development has many tools and resources available to help you choose your major. Below are three of them:
Focus 2: A series of reliable, intuitive, career and education decision-making assessments to help students select a major, explore occupations, make informed career decisions, and take action in their career development.
Skills developed as an Cybersecurity major (via Focus2): Designing, Managing Time, Mathematics, Problem Solving, Reading Comprehension, Reasoning, Troubleshooting.
What Can I Do With This Major: Learn more about what you can do as an Cybersecurity major! Some areas of career options are programming, Software Development, Network Technology, Database Administration, Internet, Education, and Technical Support..
Handshake: UMW’s online career management platform that includes the latest jobs from employers hiring at your school. You can search for organizations based on major, location, job type, and many other categories.
Cybersecurity – Current Job Opportunities
Note: Job & Internship opportunities are pulled from UMW’s online job and internship database, Handshake, and update every 12 hours. Log into your UMW Handshake account to find hundreds of other opportunities and events.
Cybersecurity – Current Internship Opportunities
Cybersecurity Graduate Data
Note: Undergraduate outcome data is collected by the UMW Career Center each year. The data is then broken down by major in order to determine how many graduates in each major are employed, attending graduate school, or pursuing a different path within 6 months of graduation.
- “knowledge rate” defines the percent of graduates for which the institution has reasonable and verifiable information concerning the graduates’ post-graduation career activities
- “career outcome rate” is the number of graduates who have landed in any of the employment categories (full-time, part-time, internship) in addition to service, military, and continuing education divided by the total number of students for whom an outcome is known.
Cybersecurity Alumni (2016-2020)
Total graduates: 8 Knowledge Rate: 63% Top 5 Industries:
Total graduates: 8
Knowledge Rate: 63%
Top 5 Industries:
Career Outcome Rate: 100%
Career Outcome Rate: 100%
Where do our alumni land?
Alumni Success Stories
UMW alumni are excited to help current students and other alumni succeed in their fields. Below are stories from alumni about their experiences at UMW and after.
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- Association for Computing Machinery
- Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
- Association of Information Technology Professionals
- Computing Research Association
- Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society
- International Webmasters Association
- Internet Society
- Software and Information Industry Association