Undergraduate

Cybersecurity

Assumption’s cybersecurity program offers a technology-based education, using methods in computing and information science, engineering, social science and technology management that also foster innovation and entrepreneurship in the digital information economy.

Cybersecurity Program

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Admission Deadline

Early Decision: November 15

Early Action: November 15

Early Action II: December 15

Regular Decision: February 15


Degrees Offered

B.S.


School

D'Amour College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Department

Mathematics and Computer Science

Program Contact

Raymond Albert, Ph.D.

Professor of Practice, Cybersecurity, Director of Cybersecurity Program
508-767-7594 Founders Hall - Room 107

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Program Curriculum

Faculty


Experiential Learning

Learn the Skills Employers Seek

Faculty/Student Research

The Assumption curriculum encourages scholarly and real-world experience. With hands-on research conducted alongside faculty mentors, students gain a depth of knowledge and skills that lead to professional success and personal fulfillment.

Study Abroad

At Assumption University, the world is your classroom. Students can study and explore abroad in over 50 places from Vienna to England, South Africa, and even our own campus in historic, yet modern, Rome, Italy. Assumption’s study abroad program offers culture, history, and a living classroom for all.

Internships

Assumption starts planning for your future the day you arrive on campus. Our Career Development and Internship Center helps students secure exciting and fulfilling internships where you’ll apply knowledge obtained in the classroom in a professional setting, preparing for a future career or additional study. Assumption connects students to internship opportunities in corporations, government agencies, research hospitals, non-profit organizations, and more.

Assumption's Rome Campus

At Assumption's campus in Rome, Italy, the city and the country become your classroom through daily and weekend-long excursions throughout "the eternal city" and the Italian countryside. This unique study abroad experience will enrich your academic and cultural pursuits as you walk in the footsteps of emperors and gladiators then enjoy delectable Italian cuisine or perhaps a cappuccino after class in a local cafe. (Did you know that your financial aid follows you to Rome?)

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Pathway to Success

The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts a 28-percent growth for information security analyst positions, rating the field with “much faster than average” growth.

Analyst Security

Architect Security

Computer Systems Analyst

Cryptanalyst

Cryptographer

Cyber Security Analyst

Cyber Security Engineer

Cyber Security Manager / Administrator

Engineer Security

Information Security Analyst

IT Auditor Network Engineer / Architect

Security Administrator Security

Software Developer Engineer

Systems Administrator

Systems Engineer

Vulnerability Analyst / Penetration Tester

Michael O'Reilly

Cybersecurity 2021
Digital Leadership Development Program Associate, Raytheon

The curriculum and professors at Assumption have helped me grow as a versatile young professional.

Not only have I gained the technical knowledge needed in the field, I also received professional guidance from Professor Albert and the rest of the department’s faculty. As a result, I participated in an internship and was offered a full-time job before graduating.
Will Ciesinski

Cybersecurity 2021
Data Analyst Internship, PathMatch

Switching to a cybersecurity major was the best decision I made in my college career.

I am very well prepared for my career thanks to the faculty and staff who made sure I had the skills required for future employment. Assumption is the perfect school if you are looking for a small, tight-knit community that constantly has you as the main focus.
Nicole Gomez

Cybersecurity 2021
Security Engineer Internship, TJX

Assumption’s cybersecurity program has given me the skills and knowledge necessary for success.

Assumption’s cybersecurity program has definitely prepared me for success and helped me grow in my career path. I’ve learned so much from my professors and received a lot of support along the way. It’s an honor to be one of the first to graduate from the program.
Samuel Malone

Cybersecurity 2021
IT Specialist, UniBank

Hands-on experiences and real-world learning allowed me to simulate the future work I want to do.

Through working on a variety of different and distinct projects assigned by multiple professors, I gained insight into how the information security world functions and learned the necessary skills to obtain important certifications.

Shining Their Light

Michael O'Reilly

Cybersecurity 2021
Digital Leadership Development Program Associate, Raytheon

The curriculum and professors at Assumption have helped me grow as a versatile young professional.

Not only have I gained the technical knowledge needed in the field, I also received professional guidance from Professor Albert and the rest of the department’s faculty. As a result, I participated in an internship and was offered a full-time job before graduating.
Will Ciesinski

Cybersecurity 2021
Data Analyst Internship, PathMatch

Switching to a cybersecurity major was the best decision I made in my college career.

I am very well prepared for my career thanks to the faculty and staff who made sure I had the skills required for future employment. Assumption is the perfect school if you are looking for a small, tight-knit community that constantly has you as the main focus.
Nicole Gomez

Cybersecurity 2021
Security Engineer Internship, TJX

Assumption’s cybersecurity program has given me the skills and knowledge necessary for success.

Assumption’s cybersecurity program has definitely prepared me for success and helped me grow in my career path. I’ve learned so much from my professors and received a lot of support along the way. It’s an honor to be one of the first to graduate from the program.
Samuel Malone

Cybersecurity 2021
IT Specialist, UniBank

Hands-on experiences and real-world learning allowed me to simulate the future work I want to do.

Through working on a variety of different and distinct projects assigned by multiple professors, I gained insight into how the information security world functions and learned the necessary skills to obtain important certifications.
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Career Paths


Cybersecurity Career Growth

The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts a 28-percent growth for information security analyst positions, rating the field with “much faster than average” growth. The Bureau reports that the latest median annual wage for analysts is $92,600. The highest concentration of jobs in this industry are found in Mid Atlantic area, including Washington, D.C. CyberSeek.org provides a cybersecurity employment opportunity “heatmap” that depicts over 9,200 open cybersecurity positions on Massachusetts alone and over 300,000 open positions nationally.


Careers in Cybersecurity

Assumption students have many opportunities for career internships through the Career Development & Internship Center. Internships may be paid or unpaid and they offer students valuable, hands-on experience. Establishing a network with professionals and proving one’s abilities often results in job offers and provides invaluable experience.


Emerging Careers and Demand for Cybersecurity Professionals

Assumption is one of only three institutions of higher learning in Massachusetts with a curriculum that complements the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security’s Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense program. The program emphasizes the formation of thoughtful citizens with strong moral character and integrity.

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