PNW begins recruiting Cybersecurity students
June 30, 2022
Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) new Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program is now actively accepting and enrolling students into its degree path.
The Cybersecurity degree earned approval in early June from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE), the final permission needed for PNW to begin recruiting undergraduate students for this burgeoning and impactful undergraduate major.
“Offering a bachelor’s in Cybersecurity at PNW provides an excellent opportunity for cybersecurity education to Northwest Indiana and beyond,” said Keyuan Jiang, professor of Computer Information Technology and department chair of Computer Information Technology and Graphics. “Cybersecurity jobs are growing at a very fast pace. The Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Symposium recently reported the number of unfilled cybersecurity positions in the U.S. alone has grown 50% from around 500,000 last year to 750,000 this year. We would encourage more students to pursue a career in cybersecurity to fill the demand gap.”
Cybersecurity jobs are growing at a very fast pace... We would encourage more students to pursue a career in cybersecurity to fill the demand gap.
Besides prospective first-year students, PNW’s College of Technology also encourages prospective transfer students, including those with an associate’s degree, to see how they can qualify for enrollment in the program.
PNW undergraduate students who were enrolled in the Computer Information Technology major, with a concentration in Cybersecurity, are eligible to transition into the new Cybersecurity major and should consult with their academic advisor.