Soon to Graduate from Cyber Security Program
As someone who will graduate in just less than two weeks with a bachelor's degree in Security and Risk Analysis (SRA) from Penn State, I disagree with this article. I started out in the Information Science and Technology (IST) program, but switched to SRA after it started being offered. I am a driven individual and know a great deal about IT. Often I believe that my peers and I know more about IT than regular IT majors. One of my specialties is programming even though there is only one programming class required for the SRA program. I've written an app for both iOS and Android. I've taken several of the computer science programming courses just for fun. Apart from courses centered on network security, cyber forensics, policy, the legal environment of IT, and a few others; the bulk of the course work comes from the general IT programs. The fact that my peers (both graduating this semester and next) have already accepted very promising job offers from big companies like PNC, Accenture, and Capital One shows the promise this type of degree program can have. The SRA program at Penn State is even endorsed by the NSA. I can't speak for the other universities offering cyber security programs, but the SRA program at Penn State is not what is described in this article.
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