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.

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.

Cybersecurity

Computer Science/Computer Engineering

Data Science and Analytics

Computer Science/Computer Engineering