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Protect the World from Cybercrime

In a world where many components of our lives are entirely online, cybersecurity is a critical function in nearly every industry. As the global digital footprint continues expanding, so does the dark underweb of cybercrime. In the past year, cyberattacks and data breaches increased by a whopping 15.1%.

3.5 million cybersecurity positions worldwide

As cybercrime increases, so does the need for more cybersecurity and information security professionals. Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that there are currently 3.5 million cybersecurity positions worldwide, a 350% growth from the 1 million positions predicted back in 2014 . 

In Spring Arbor University’s Cybersecurity program, our students become equipped with the knowledge and certifications needed to be critical thinkers and leaders in the cybersecurity industry, all within a Christian worldview. Our cybersecurity students have the opportunity to graduate with five industry certifications, giving them a distinct competitive edge right out of college!

Woman working in cybersecurity

100% of SAU cybersecurity students obtained certifications

We are proud to share that as of October 2023, all of our cybersecurity students have obtained their PC Pro and Security Pro certifications, compared to an average Michigan pass rate of 69% (PC Pro) and 32% (Security Pro), and 58% (PC Pro) and 47% (Security Pro) across the US.

After graduation students will be able to:

  • detect vulnerabilities
  • reduce cyber threats
  • secure networks and servers
  • analyze software tools and techniques to use to defend and respond against cybersecurity attacks.

Program Highlights

Graduate with five leading industry certifications!

  • CompTIA PC Pro (A+)
  • CompTIA Security Pro (Security+)
  • CompTIA Network Pro (Network+)
  • Linux Pro Tool (mod 8-15)
  • Ethical Hacking (EC Council Pentest)

Cybersecurity Career Pathways

  • Information Security Analyst
  • Information Security Specialist
  • Digital Forensic Examiner
  • IT Auditor
  • Security Systems Administrator
  • Security Engineer

Featured Courses

  • CPS 310 – Operating Systems (prepares students for CompTIA PC Pro certification)
  • CPS 363 – Security & Management Controls
  • CPS 311 – Data Comm & Network (prepares students for CompTIA Network Pro certification)
  • CPS 366 – Network Performance & Security
  • CPS 313 – Computer Systems Security (prepares students for CompTIA Security Pro certification)
  • CPS 361 – Foundations of Linux for Cybersecurity (prepares students for Linux Pro certification)
  • CPS 362 – Ethical Hacking Tools & Techniques (prepares students for Ethical Hacking certification)
  • CPS 364 – Cyber Threats, Analysis & Response

View the course requirements, layout, course descriptions and a sample four-year plan, and learn more about the cybersecurity program at Spring Arbor University in the undergraduate catalog.