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Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology-Computing Accreditation Commission
Our computer science and cybersecurity majors are one of only four universities in
the nation to be accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology-Computing
Accreditation Commission (ABET-CAC). Continuous educational improvement is one of
ABET’s foundational elements and makes our computer science and cybersecurity programs
second to none when considering the advantages this makes available to the students.
Students can rest assured knowing they will be highly sought after by high profile
industries after graduation.
National Security Agency (NSA):
A designation from the National Security Agency (NSA) means our program is not only
prestigious but also nationally recognized as being one of only three four-year universities
with the ability to meet increasing computer science workforce demands. This designation
will provide the foundation for further develop and enhancement of the educational
opportunities in this program. Not only allowing students to study alongside industry
professional but to also graduate with a solid competitive advantage.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS):
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has designated our program as being a National
Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. With this esteemed designation,
students can expect to enter an elite program and be in line for top-tier positions
among industry leaders after graduation. With a critical shortage of cybersecurity
professionals entering the workforce, this designation means students can count on
receiving a quality education in cybersecurity with a dedicated faculty to back them