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Cybersecurity (BS)

Learn how current industry professionals protect against today’s cyber attacks, and develop the skills to dismantle future threats.

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Why Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity offers a particular skill set for protecting computer systems from technological attacks—a career that has become increasing more important for more and more organizations. You’ll learn programming with an emphasis on developing software that limits the potential of vulnerabilities. In today’s highly competitive and technology-driven economy, cybersecurity job opportunities abound in corporate, entrepreneurial, nonprofit, and ministry settings. You’ll hold a position that companies rely on.

Computer Science (BS) at Cairn

Biblical Integration

Recognize the relationships between programming, security, and people through a biblically integrated education.

Hands-On Education

Learn computer programming and networking with an emphasis on protecting against cyber threats and attacks.

Academic Opportunity

Graduate with a portfolio of professional-level projects they can showcase to future employers. A capstone or internship project will carry skills from the classroom to the workplace.

Experienced Faculty

Receive personalized mentorship and meaningful relationships from professors who have decades of industry experience.

Career Preparation

Practice the same hands-on tasks regularly faced by professionals in the workplace.

Honors Program

Join the Honors Program and dive deeper into a personal topic of interest. Earn a $2,000 scholarship.

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Get an inside look at our Cybersecurity Program

There are over 70 unique programs at Cairn to choose from! Not sure if this is the best program for you? Here are some more details to help you decide.

Required Credits: 120

Curriculum Highlights: 

    • CIS 321 Operating Systems
    • CIS 223 Intermediate Networking
    • CIS 344 Identity Management
    • CIS 421 Cybersecurity Test/Defense
    • CIS 421 Information Security
    • CIS 431 Web Applications

Network engineer

Security administrator

Cybersecurity analyst

Digital forensics expert

Cyber warfare engineer

Identity and access management (IAM) specialist

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An Affordable Education

While the cost of a Cairn University education is competitive with similar institutions, we realize you may need financial assistance to take this journey.  You are not alone. 97% of our full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance. 

Meet Our Faculty

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Brandon Petcaugh

Chair, Computer Science Programs; Assistant Professor, School of Business

Professor Petcaugh has been a teacher since graduating from Cairn in 2010. He taught for 12 years at the high school level, transitioning from mathematics to computer science during that time. He is also a Master Teacher for the nation-wide computer science curriculum “Project Lead the Way” and is an active AP reader for both AP Computer Science A and AP Computer Science Principles.

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Deb Rice

Assistant Professor, School of Business

Deb has an extensive professional background in human resource management, strategic planning, operations management, consulting, and leadership coaching. She has served in a variety of profit and non-profit organizations for over 25 years, including manufacturing, media, faith-based, academia, retail, and agriculture. As a professor, she invests in students to help them gain professional competency, learn to lead effectively, and develop in their Christian faith. Deb is married to Jim and is grateful to be a mom to four grown sons, a mother-in-law, and a grandma.

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