Kennesaw State to offer cybersecurity degree

Kennesaw State University is beefing up its cybersecurity course offerings.

The school announced Tuesday that the Georgia Board of Regents has approved its Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program. The cybersecurity major includes elements of information technology, information security and assurance, and criminal justice, officials said.

The degree program, set to begin in fall 2017, is the first major initiative of Kennesaw State’s Institute for Cybersecurity Workforce Development.

KSU officials said the newly-approved program will complement its Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Security and Assurance. They hope it will produce students who can work in this industry.

“By combining the strengths from each program, this interdisciplinary degree will solidify the University as a leader in producing cybersecurity professionals who are much-needed in the Southeast and across the country,” KSU president Sam Olens said in a statement.