B.S. Computer Science, Cybersecurity Emphasis

Cybersecurity has become a critical specialty in today’s world. A B.S. Computer Science Cybersecurity, Emphasis from Southwestern Adventist University will prepare you to work with information system infrastructures, protect systems from cyber-attacks, recover systems that have been attacked and help law enforcement track down cybercriminals.


SWAU has a long-standing reputation for producing ethical, trustworthy, well-rounded graduates, all of which are important factors in hiring decisions for cybersecurity positions. SWAU has dedicated and experienced professors who help students learn technical and professional skills essential for succeeding as cybersecurity professionals, hands-on internships designed to hone students’ skills before graduation and is strategically located near centers of cybersecurity development.


Career Opportunities
Cybersecurity has emerged as a high-demand specialty. The high-demand for cybersecurity ensures the reliability, integrity and availability of computational and communication systems. An increase in cyber-attacks has created an urgent need for computer science professionals equipped to protect information systems and networks against such threats, help restore victims’ systems after attacks, support law enforcement in identifying and prosecuting cyber criminals and to improve defenses as new threats emerge.


The world faces a current and growing workforce shortage of qualified cybersecurity professionals and practitioners. Between 2018 and 2028, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there will be 112,300 (32% increase) additional job positions for information security analysts and projects.


With the projected high demand for professionals with the training to work in the area of cybersecurity, SWAU graduates will be equipped to enter a field that is both challenging and rewarding.


With the continued technological advances in the world, cybersecurity is a very important profession. With a B.S. Computer Science, Emphasis in Cybersecurity, you’ll learn to protect information system infrastructure and recover and restore systems after cyber attacks.


  • Cybersecurity Manager
  • Cybersecurity Operations, Senior Analyst
  • Special Government Agent
  • Network Administrator
  • Information Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst
  • System Administrator
  • Network Architect
  • Database Administrator
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Software Engineer

Median annual wage for computer network architects in May 2019

Faculty Profiles

Daryl Thomas, PhD

Department of Computer Science
Professor and Department Chair

Miguel Espinosa, MS

Department of Computer Science
Assistant Professor