Cybersecurity is a diverse field with roles that benefit from a variety of skills and aptitudes. Career paths include hands-on technical roles, such as penetration testing, system administration, and incident response, as well as planning and analytical roles, such as program management, cyber intelligence analysis, and incident investigation. The State University System of Florida offers undergraduate and graduate program options to support a range of career options.

State University System of Florida

University of South Florida

The University of South Florida is currently designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in both Cyber Defense Education and Cyber Defense Research by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.

University of West Florida

The University of West Florida is designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security, and currently serves as the program’s Southeast Regional Resource Center.

Florida International University

Florida International University is designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Research by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security and is home to several prestigious cyber research centers.

Florida A&M University

Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) is designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security and is home to the Florida A&M University Center for Cyber Security (FCCS).

Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University is designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Research by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security and is home to Center for Cryptology and Information Security.

University of Central Florida

The University of Central Florida is designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Research and Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security and is home to the Lockheed Martin Cyber Innovation Lab.

Cybersecurity

Computer Science/Computer Engineering

Data Science and Analytics

University of North Florida

The University of North Florida (UNF) is designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security and is home to the UNF Center for Cybersecurity.

Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) offers a bachelor’s program in Computer Information Systems and a number of professional certificate programs in cybersecurity.

Florida Polytechnic University

With a mission to serve students and industry through excellence in education, discovery, and application of engineering and applied science, Florida Poly has several paths for those interested in a cybersecurity career.

Florida State University

Florida State University is designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Research and Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security and is home to the Center for Security and Assurance in Information Technology (C-SAIT) Laboratory.

University of Florida

The University of Florida is designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Research and Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security and is home to the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity Research.

Computer Science/Computer Engineering

Data Science and Analytics

Florida College System

Broward College

Broward College in Broward County, Florida, provides affordable college education with nationally recognized, award-winning degree options and programs.

College of Central Florida

The College of Central Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. The College of Central Florida is also approved by the Florida Department of Education to award associate degrees, baccalaureate degrees, college credit certificates and occupational certificates.

Daytona State College

Offering more than 100 certificate, associate and bachelor’s degree programs, Daytona State College is the premier source for education and advanced training in Central Florida. The College offers programs serving in critical fields, including engineering technology, computer science, and more.

Eastern Florida State College (formerly Brevard Community College)

Eastern Florida State College offers more than 100 world-class academic degrees and programs taught by highly qualified faculty who care deeply about student learning with more than 90 career and technical programs prepare students for today’s workforce.

Florida Gateway College (formerly Lake City Community College)

FGC offers a variety of programs that give you a foundation for exciting careers in STEM. From one-semester certificate programs to a Bachelor of Applied Science program, students gain an understanding of their area of study through research, analysis, and application. Choose from programs related to computer programming, computer networking, environmental science, horticulture, and water resources.

Florida Keys Community College

The College of the Florida Keys offers an array of bachelor’s and associate degrees, certificates, and career training programs to suit a variety of academic and professional goals. Aim high and set your path to a university with an Associate in Arts degree or train for an exciting career in two years or less with an Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, Certificate, or Apprenticeship.

Florida Southwestern State College

The School of Business and Technology at Florida Southwestern State College houses some of the most diverse Workforce Education and academic program offerings at the college. The School of Business and Technology is committed to providing excellence in education and helping our students build professional skills in Technology and Programming through continuously updated curricula and modern facilities and technology across all programs.

Florida State College at Jacksonville

FSCJ ranks among the top colleges and universities in Florida and provides affordable, high-quality education that meets the demands of a modern workforce. The programs focus on practical training and hands-on experiences in Technology to increase our community’s knowledge, technical skills and competitive position in the global economy.

Gulf Coast State College

Gulf Coast State College in Florida offers more than 150 programs, including bachelor degrees, associate degrees, and certificates. The College offers a variety of degress in Cybersecurity and Programming featured a rigorous, hands-on curriculum taught by experienced industry professionals on how to secure devices, data and networks.

Hillsborough Community College

Founded in 1968, HCC is currently the fifth largest community college in Florida’s State College System. HCC offers more than 20 academic options in Cybersecurity and Information Technology including the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science degrees, and College Credit Certificates.

Indian River State College

IRSC is a comprehensive college accredited to award Baccalaureate Degrees, Associate Degrees, and Career and Technical Certificates.

Lake-Sumter State College

Lake-Sumter State College offers a variety of Technology programs including Associate Degree and College Credits Certificates.

Miami Dade College

Miami Dade College is the largest institution of higher education in the country. Their eight campuses offer more than 300 educational pathways to a career.

Northwest Florida State College

Northwest Florida State College has earned a reputation for educational excellence and community involvement. As part of Florida’s public system of 28 state and community colleges, NWF State College offers bachelor’s degree programs, associate degrees, and certificates in Cybersecurity and Technology.

Palm Beach State College

Palm Beach State College was founded in 1933 as Palm Beach Junior College and was the first public junior college in the state of Florida. Palm Beach State College offers 100 programs of study including bachelor of applied science, associate in arts and associate in science degree programs, and short-term certificates.

Pasco-Hernando Community College

Pasco-Hernando State College offers a variety of stackable certificates and degree programs to achieve your career goals including Cybersecurity and Information Technology.

Pensacola State College

Pasco-Hernando State College offers a variety of stackable certificates and degree programs to achieve your career goals including Cybersecurity and Information Technology.

Polk State College

Polk State College is a multi-campus institution on a mission to transform students’ lives with affordable associate and bachelor degrees,  college-credit certificates, and vocational certificates.

Santa Fe College

Santa Fe College, located in Gainesville, Florida offers both Associate and Bachelor’s degrees and won the 2015 Aspen Prize for Educational Excellence.

Seminole State College

Seminole State College of Florida, serving Central Florida, offers bachelor’s degrees, A.A. and A.S. degrees, and certificate programs.

South Florida State College

The College has three major tracks: the baccalaureate degree, the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree that can lead to a university transfer, and technical workforce programs leading to an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree, certificate, or diploma.

St. Johns River State College

St. Johns River State College is a public college in Northeast Florida with campuses in Palatka, St. Augustine, and Orange Park. The College offers A.S. degrees in Technology.

St. Petersburg College

St. Petersburg College can train you for a long-term Information Technology career with degrees and certificates in computer programming, cybersecurity, computer networking, web development and technology management.

State College of Florida (Manatee Community College)

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota offers a broad variety of credit and noncredit educational opportunities including credit courses and degree programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Tallahassee Community College

TCC offers more than 70 academic and career programs and hundreds of different courses including Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.) and Certificates in Technology and Cybersecurity.

Valencia College (Valencia Community College)

Valencia College comprise the Central Florida STEM Alliance—a collaboration designed to help students interested in high-wage, high-demand STEM careers. The College offers a wide range of degrees from Associate in Arts & Associate in Science to Certificates & Bachelor’s degree.