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Lander University to Offer New Degree Program in Cybersecurity

Lander University has announced that classes for its new Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity will begin in the fall of 2021.

Lander's Cybersecurity program educates and trains students for careers in technical and non-technical areas related to the field of cybersecurity. Students completing the core courses of this program will gain deep technical knowledge to develop and maintain cybersecurity solutions along with an understanding of non-technical areas including administrative, ethical and legal aspects of cybersecurity. Additionally, Cybersecurity students will choose one of two emphases: computer information systems or political science.

According to Cybersecurity Ventures, Cybersecurity has a near zero percent unemployment rate, with positions found in virtually every industry. Graduates can expect to find exciting career opportunities, such as working as a security specialist, cryptographer, penetration tester, or even as a digital forensic investigator. Or, graduates might go into business for themselves and become a cybersecurity consultant.

In addition to this new degree program, Lander students have also competed in the Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (SECCDC) and Palmetto Cyber Defense Competition (PCDC) in previous years. In 2020, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lander's Cyber Defense Team competed against 33 other schools and finished in the top eight in the SECCDC, alongside larger institutions including Clemson, Florida State and the University of Florida.

Lander's Cybersecurity program has been approved by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE), with approval pending from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

For more information on this new program, call 864-388-8386, or visit