Why Computer Science or Cybersecurity?

Computers have become an integral part of everyday life and are, used at home, in the workplace, and at schools.

"The explosion of computer use has created a high demand for specialists to provide advice to users, as well as day-to-day administration, maintenance, and support of computer systems and networks."

-Occupational Outlook Handbook

What is Computer Science and Cybersecurity

Computer Science is the study of computers, including computational theory, hardware and software design, algorithms and the way humans interact with technology. Computer scientists are problem solvers. They create a set of rules or instructions for the
computer to execute and solve the problem.

Cybersecurity is taking measures to protect a computer or computer system (as on the internet) against unauthorized access or attack. Cybersecurity plays an important role in our increasingly digital world—safeguarding information, deterring criminals and defending communities on a daily basis.


Careers in Computer Science include jobs such as:

Programmer, Program Designer, Cryptographer, Software Engineer, Network Systems Analyst, Data Communications Analyst, Database Administrator, Chief Information Officer, Computer Operator, Security Specialist, Service Technician, Consultant, CAD/CAM Designer, Research Analyst, Robotics Analyst, Government Official, Computer Salesperson

Careers in Cybersecurity include jobs such as:

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Malware Analyst, Penetration Tester, Security Consultant, Security Engineer, Computer Forensics Investigator, Ethical Hacker, Security Software Developer, Database Administration.

Why Computer Science/Cybersecurity at SUU?

  • Personalized attention to each student
  • Small class sizes 
  • Hands-on experience through internship, service learning, capstone and/or undergraduate research opportunities
  • State of the art labs and classrooms
  • Cohort laptop program
  • Highly qualified and friendly professors
  • Opportunity to get involved in clubs
  • Reasonably priced