Charleston Southern University plans to offer a new bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity next year, according to a news release.
“The only secure network is one not plugged into anything,” Valeria Sessions, dean of the university’s computer science department, said in the news release. “That’s why there’s such a high demand for these jobs, and it’s also why cybersecurity jobs often pay more than other IT duties.”
The new degree is pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. But students currently enrolled may start taking courses in the spring, with the full program expected to launch in fall 2017, the news release said.