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WVU Board of Governors approves both undergraduate and graduate cybersecurity programs

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — In response to the surging, global demand for cybersecurity professionals, the West Virginia University Board of Governors Tuesday (March 6) approved both undergraduate and graduate academic programs in cybersecurity. The approvals by the WVU board set into motion collaborative and independent curricula by the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources and the College of Business and Economics starting in the fall semester of this year.

The undergraduate degree offered by the Statler College will provide students with skills in areas such as business, criminal justice and cryptography to prepare them for careers in industry, law enforcement and defense.

“Cybersecurity draws heavily from computer science,” said Brian Woerner, chair of the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. “The program will provide students with the skills needed to succeed in a rapidly changing society. By producing work-force ready cybersecurity experts, we hope to increase the prospects of enhanced economic development for West Virginia.”

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