Cybersecurity (A.S.)

Cybersecurity A.S.

The Cybersecurity A.S. program combines criminal justice and computer information systems coursework with a strong base of liberal arts courses to prepare you for transfer into a bachelor's degree program in Digital Forensics, Cybersecurity and other related programs.

This associate in science degree is primarily a transfer program, and the college has established transfer articulation agreements with several SUNY schools who offer related bachelor's degree programs. Additional transfer agreements are in process.

This program is offered through the Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Public Administration Department and was designed in collaboration with the Computing and Information Sciences Department.

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Program Highlights

  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of growth for jobs in information security is projected at 18 percent from 2014–2024 — that's faster than the average for all other occupations.
  • Hudson Valley has created two dedicated and secure computer laboratories for this program.

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Career and Transfer Opportunities

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing career categories in the United States and around the globe, with plentiful job opportunities for qualified graduates in business, finance, health care, government and dozens of other industries. A 2015 report from Cisco estimates there are one million cybersecurity job openings globally and demand is expected to rise to 6 million globally by 2019, with a projected shortfall of 1.5 million.

The college has transfer articulation agreements with the University at Albany, which offers a Digital Forensics B.S. degree. The university will soon be the home for a new School of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, which may offer even more transfer possibilities for graduates of the A.S. program. The college also has transfer agreements with Alfred State College, which offers a B.Tech degree in Cyber Security.

The Center for Careers and Transfer offers Career Services and Transfer Services to all students.

For more information regarding this program, contact:

Ann B. Geisendorfer
Department Chair
Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Public Administration Department
Amstuz Science Hall, Suite 300
(518) 629-7342

For more information about admission to this program, contact:

Admissions Office
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
(518) 629-7309