The Cybersecurity major at Avila
White-hat hackers. Threat Analysts. Cryptologists. Develop your analytical skills while putting theory into practice with hands-on lab training built into every class period. You’ll study alongside seasoned professors and industry leaders, not teaching assistants. You’ll graduate with the knowledge, critical thinking nimbleness, and experience to thrive in the rapidly changing world of cybersecurity.
Our curriculum is co-designed with an advisory board with representatives from national cybersecurity firms, corporate data security departments, and U.S. government security agents to the specifications of the National Security Agency’s Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE-IAE) and Cyber Defense. Working alongside seasoned professionals and industry leaders ensures you graduate prepared to excel in this growing field.
Are you interested in cybersecurity?
Be Prepared for Your Career
Incoming first-year students are guaranteed access to an internship or research experience before graduation. Avila students have completed hands-on learning experiences at:
- Burns & McDonnell
Avila Cybersecurity graduates are pursuing careers as:
- Threat Analysts
- Information Security Analysts
Avila Cybersecurity graduates go on to work in a high-demand profession:
- $98,000 – Median pay for Information Security Analysts in the United States
- 32% — The projected growth rate of employment of information security analysts from 2018 to 2028
Transferring to Avila?
We work with you to make the most of your transfer credits so you’re on track to graduate with a bachelor’s degree.
An Environment to Enhance your Education
Hooley-Bunschu Learning Commons
This is not your mother’s library. State-of-the-art study rooms, public computers, tutoring services, and access to 50,000 on-campus volumes, plus millions of database articles await you.
Guaranteed Internship Opportunities
All first-year undergraduate students are guaranteed an internship or research experience opportunity.
Close to Everything Kansas City
At Avila, you’re only 15 minutes away from world-class museums, historical landmarks, professional sports venues, and centers of culture, commerce, and industry.
Find Your Mentor
Avila’s faculty will challenge you, inspire you, and become more than just another teacher.
“We’re focused on developing our students’ analytical skills in tandem with hands-on training to make sure they not only have a job out of college, but a career.”– Khaled Alrawashdeh, Ph.D. assistant professor of computer science