Enrollment Underway for New Cyber Security Major


[St. Louis, Mo.]—In response to unprecedented demand by local and national employers for outstanding candidates in the field of information security, Maryville University’s John E. Simon School of Business has created a cyber security undergraduate major. Enrollment is currently underway.

For enrollment information, visit maryville.edu/cyber.

Cyber security is one of the fastest-growing careers in industries such as business, health care, government, and utilities. High paying jobs are available for cyber security professionals who can provide customers, clients, and employers with the ability to secure their most precious asset, personal and corporate data. Graduates of Maryville University’s B.S. in cyber security will be prepared to secure, defend, analyze, and investigate computer systems and networks against a multitude of cyber threats.

“This profession is vitally important for all of us,” says Maryville University President Mark Lombardi, PhD. “Practitioners from Fortune 500 companies, the FBI, and other agencies will teach in Maryville’s cyber security program. Our graduates will be crucial in the twenty-first century as policies and practices regarding information and identity in cyberspace continue to evolve.”

Maryville has partnered with local employers to understand their hiring, training, and business needs in the information security profession.

“It is extremely encouraging to see Maryville University take the lead within the industry to develop a relevant information security undergraduate program,” says Jarrett W. Kolthoff, president and CEO of SpearTip, a St. Louis cyber security firm. “Historically, corporate entities have relied upon security vendors as a source of training, and now Maryville is the foremost leader in providing a dynamic cyber security academic program.”

According to a recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Outlook report, information security jobs nationwide will be in high demand through 2022, with a median annual salary of more than $86,000. Maryville University’s cyber security program will give graduates a competitive edge—and all students can participate in a senior-year internship with a local employer involved in current cyber security activities.

The program features relevant courses demanded by employers, including Computer Forensics, Information Systems Security Law and Policy, Mobile/Cloud Security, and Pen Testing.

To register, or for more information, visit maryville.edu/cyber; or call 314.529.9300.


About Maryville University
As a private, independent university, Maryville enrolls more than 5,500 students and offers more than 75 degrees at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. Maryville has forged its outstanding reputation based on academic outcomes, small classes, individualized student attention, and academic excellence.