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Over 3.5 million cyber positions will need to be filled by 2021. Our graduates will become part of a critical layer of defense for our nation and its citizens.

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The National Security Agency designated the University of Arizona’s Cyber Operations program as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO). With this designation, UA joins an extremely exclusive group of only 20 Cyber programs in the nation. The NSA’s CAE-CO designation demonstrates that UA’s Cyber program meets the most demanding academic and technical requirements.
NSA and Excellence Seals

The BAS in Cyber Operations prepares graduates for cyber-related occupations in defense, law enforcement, and private industry.

The curriculum includes both offensive and defensive cyber security content delivered within our state-of-the-art Cyber Virtual Learning Environment to ensure our students have extensive hands-on experiences to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to succeed after they graduate. The BAS degree in Cyber Operations offers two degree tracks, both in-person and fully online:

Engineering Track

The Engineering Track is a deeply technical, interdisciplinary, security focused Computer Science program. The Engineering Track meets the National Security Agency (NSA) Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) academic requirements.

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Defense & Forensics Track

The Defense & Forensics Track is an interdisciplinary Cyber education program. The Defense & Forensics Track conforms to academic requirements from both the National Security Agency’s Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO) and Cyber Defense (CAE-CD).

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Seal of Excellence
The University of Arizona is a founding member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) organization and our B.A.S. in Cyber Operations has earned the SOC Silver Seal Certification. SOC is a Department of Defense initiative to identify trusted, high-quality educational credentials that accommodate the specific needs of active duty Service members.