UTSA Cyber iconCyber security provides a training ground for needed cyber and infrastructure security professionals.

During your program, you’ll learn to protect and defend information and information systems by ensuring their availability, integrity, authentication and confidentiality. The college’s cyber security degree is offered both in the classroom and 100% online.

The UTSA cyber security program was ranked No. 1 in the nation by the Ponemon Institute. Our cyber security program was one of the first 34 schools in the nation, and the first in Texas, to be recognized as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

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.

Best Cyber Security Program in the Nation - Ponemon Institute           Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence logo

Marketable Skills

  • Computer network protection
  • Cyber security skills (e.g., defense, operations, response, etc.)
  • Digital forensics
  • Intrusion protection
  • Network design and protection
  • Protecting the nation’s infrastructure from a cyber attack
  • Risk assessment



Online Program

Study on your own time in an engaging learning environment as part of the online cyber security program. Learn from the same top-level faculty and receive real-time mentoring from online coaches. For more information about this program, visit the cyber security online degree website.

Department of Information Systems & Cyber SecurityUndergraduate StudiesDegree Requirements


Minimum Credit Hours


Required Cyber Courses


Cyber Analytics Courses


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
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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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  • Cyber security is an interesting, but challenging major. It is like solving a new puzzle every day. I love my major because in the future I can use my knowledge to prevent hacking, and that will have positive impacts on the digital and physical world.

    Yuting Hu
    Cyber Security Major

Employers Who Recruit UTSA Cyber Security Students
  • 16th Air Force
  • Amazon
  • Arctic Wolf
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • CACI
  • Chevron
  • DoE National Laboratories
  • Ernst & Young
  • Frost Bank
  • H-E-B
  • Home Depot
  • National Security Agency
  • Northrup Grumman
  • PwC
  • Rackspace
  • Raytheon
  • USAA
  • Valero
Featured Courses
  • Attack & Defend
  • Cyber Law and Legal System
  • Cyber Operations
  • Digital Forensic Analysis
  • Information Assurance and Security
  • Intrusion Detection and Incident Response
  • Malware Analysis
  • Network Security
  • Operating Systems Security
  • Programming (e.g., Python, Java, scripting, etc.)
  • Telecommunications and Networking

UTSA data analytics class

Engage in Undergraduate Research

Pre-Ph.D. Pathway to Doctoral Degree

Addressing a pressing need in the marketplace, the college’s Pre-Ph.D. Pathway provides an opportunity to gain valuable research experience to help you explore opportunities for a future career in academia or in a research-intensive field.

Learn more

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