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New Cybersecurity Degree To Launch Fall 2018 At LETU

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New Cybersecurity Degree To Launch Fall 2018 At LETU

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LONGVIEW, Texas, July 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- LeTourneau University will launch a new, 100% fully online Bachelor of Science in cybersecurity degree beginning in the Fall 2018 to help meet the estimated record demand of 1.5 million jobs in cybersecurity expected to open by 2019. Median cybersecurity salaries in 2017 were around $95,000. For details about the new degree program, visit www.letu.edu/cyber-online.

The FBI reports that more than $1 billion in losses were incurred in 2016 alone resulting from cybercrime, making cybersecurity one of the world's most rapidly growing fields.

"Cybersecurity is a field where integrity is paramount," said Dr. Glyn Gowing, chair of LETU's new cybersecurity program.  "As the Christian polytechnic university, LETU's cybersecurity program focuses heavily on hands-on, practical skills, and also on how to live faithfully in the workplace as a cybersecurity professional who safeguards against malicious forces." 

Students seeking a high-impact, high-reward career will learn to protect critical information and defend against threats like industrial espionage, organized crime and terrorism.  Courses are taught by industry professionals with decades of experience, from a former Fortune 500 analyst to a Fulbright Scholar, providing one-on-one personalized instruction and mentoring. The new degree is attainable within four years, but students can accelerate by taking summer courses. 

"We offer foundational courses for new students to prepare them to tackle more intense, security-related classes, and we offer transfer credit for students who have taken courses elsewhere," Gowing said.  "LETU also offers portfolio assessment as an option for students entering the degree program with life and industry experience that demonstrates prior learning." 

Students can also opt to take some classes on ground at the Longview, Texas, main campus, making their fully online program a hybrid program including both online and on ground instruction.

LeTourneau University is the premier Christian polytechnic university where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community. LETU offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs across a range of disciplines and delivery models at LETU's residential campus in Longview, Texas, hybrid options at centers in the Dallas and Houston areas and fully online programs. For additional information, visit www.letu.edu.

 

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