BS in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

Train to tackle some of the most dynamic challenges of an interconnected world.

Computer security and privacy are among society’s most urgent emerging issues, and your Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance will prepare you to take on a broad range of computer security and criminal justice challenges.

Choose the Cybersecurity and Privacy Concentration and you’ll develop fluency in fundamental disciplines like confidentiality, integrity, access control, security architecture and systems, and attack-defense strategies.

If you’re interested in criminal justice, opt for the Digital Forensics Concentration. Here, you’ll gain expertise in tools and techniques to recover, secure and analyze digital evidence that could be used in a court of law.

What Will I Learn?

  • Our graduates will be qualified for employment in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance related fields or other career paths, including industrial, academic,
    governmental, and non-governmental organizations, or will be successful graduate students in a program preparing them for such employment.
  • Our graduates will be qualified to lead and participate in culturally diverse and inclusive teams, becoming global and ethical collaborators.
  • Our graduates will be qualified to participate in continuing professional development through, for example, obtaining continuing education credits, professional registration or certifications, or post-graduate study credits or degrees.

Visit the University Catalog to learn more about required coursework for the Cybersecurity and Information Assurance major.

Making the Most of Your Major

There are opportunities to develop skills and connect with others interested in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance beyond the classroom.

Get Involved

Join an organization such as Society of Women Engineers (SWE) or  Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE). Explore UM-Dearborn student organizations on VictorsLink.

Get Real World Experience

Internship, research, and study abroad opportunities are available for Cybersecurity and Information Assurance students. Talk with your professors to learn more.

Plan for Life After Graduation

Cybersecurity professionals work in a variety of industrial, commercial, academic, governmental or non-governmental organizations.

Career Services offers assistance with job searching, resumes, interviews, or graduate school applications. 

Faculty Career Advisor for Students

If you have any questions or need any advice about your career opportunities and development in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance, please contact the Faculty Career Advisor for BS-CIA students: Dr. Anys Bacha <[email protected]>.

General Program Information

Students complete a minimum of 123 credits and receive a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance. 

Bachelor of Science - Major/Minor/Dual Degree
Internship Opportunities Available
Scholarships Available

Please note that beginning in Fall 2015, all freshmen must follow the Dearborn Discovery Core (DDC) requirements. 


Computer and Information Science

105 - Computer and Information Science Building
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
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Phone: 313-436-9145
Fax: 313-593-4256

Office Hours

Sunday: Closed
Monday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: Closed