Are you the type of person who is interested in looking under the hood to solve a technological challenge?

As an Applied Cyber Analytics major, you’ll not only learn how to configure a firewall, but your analytics training will allow you to analyze the firewall data and trends quicker to solve cyber security challenges.

What You’ll Learn

Receiving training in both data analytics and cyber security, you’ll gain an understanding of the cyber domain and its unique datasets and business intelligence needs.

Applied cyber analytics students learn to work smarter, not harder, utilizing tools such as machine learning and artificial intelligence to see patterns in cyber detection. During your program, you’ll obtain three of the four fastest-growing cyber security skills needed in the workplace: cloud security, risk management and threat intelligence. With the breadth of your training, you are qualified to pursue jobs in cyber security, data analytics and cyber analytics.

With billions of attempted intrusions worldwide and millions of system and network events logged daily in the average organization, you’ll learn how to interpret this data to properly defend, respond and investigate these threats.

Students will also receive relevant coursework in mathematics, statistics, business analytics, information systems, data mining, machine learning, policy, law and ethics.

Career Opportunities

Our curriculum maps to the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s NICE Framework. Visit the NICE Framework Resource Center to learn more about cyber security jobs and the knowledge, skills and experience needed by practitioners in the wide range of cyber security jobs that exist today.

  • Application Security Engineer
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Cyber Security/Information Security Specialist
  • Data Security Analyst
  • Digital Forensics Investigator
  • Incident Responder
  • Penetration Tester
  • Security Administrator
  • Vulnerability Assessment Analyst

Marketable Skills

  • Analyze large data sets
  • Technological skills in
    • Cyber operations
    • Cyber security
    • Intrusion detection
    • Machine learning
    • Natural language processing
  • Computer network protection

Department of Information Systems & Cyber SecurityUndergraduate Studies


Analytics Courses


Cybersecurity Courses


Cyber Analytics Courses


Minimum Credit Hours


Median Salary for an Information Security Analyst (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)


Projected Employment Growth for Information Security Analysts from 2020 to 2030

Experiential Learning
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Engage in Internships

Engage in internships during your program to gain valuable experience to help you secure employment and excel in your professional career.

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UTSA Student Chapter for CompTIA

We support students interested in acquiring cyber security certifications, host company spotlights and professional guest-speaker events and facilitate collegiate cybersecurity competitions.

Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

Student are selected for an annual competition team that trains to operate, manage and protect a simulated corporate network infrastructure.

Computer Security Association
UTSA Computer Security Association
Computer Security Association at UTSA

We provide members with cyber security training, resources, lectures, guest speakers, 'security wargames', and professional events to prepare UTSA's best Cyber minds for the real world.

Cyber Jedis
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Cyber Jedis at UTSA

We are a student club that provides a collaborative space for people of all skill levels to enhance their knowledge in cybersecurity. Learn valuable tools and techniques that you can use in the classroom and in your future career.

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WiCyS Student Chapter at UTSA

The Women in Cyber Security is a national organization dedicated to bringing together women in cybersecurity from academia, research and industry to share knowledge, experience, networking and mentoring.

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Featured Courses
  • Applied Big Data with Machine Learning
  • Business Analytics and Intelligence
  • Calculus
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cyber Analytics
  • Introduction to Programming and Data Management in R
  • Intrusion Detection and Incident Response
  • Network Security
  • Operating Systems Security
  • Programming Languages with Scripting
  • Visualization in Business Analytics

UTSA Cyber Security Team

Engage in Undergraduate Research

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Engage in funded research at an R1 university through the Cyber Center for Security and Analytics, which conducts high-impact, applied cyber security and data science research, development, operations and training to address imperative societal issues and national challenges.

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Department Information

Main Office: NPB 3.110
Phone: 210-458-6300
Fax: 210-458-6305
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security