Growing Field - Endless Opportunities

About the Information Security Bachelor's Degree

An SSU IT Security degree provides career opportunities in a variety of settings.

SSU graduates are employed as:

  • incident handlers
  • security auditors
  • security specialists
  • penetration testers
  • Related positions in a variety of business settings

SSU graduates manage the operations and security of networks at companies in health care, insurance, banking, consumer product, industrial, government, and retail sectors.

SSU IT Security graduates have been hired at:

  • Southern Ohio Medical Center
  • Kings Daughters Medical Center
  • St. Mary's Medical Center
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Kroger
  • Marathon Petroleum
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • PNC Bank
  • Cardinal Health
  • Desco Federal Credit Union
  • Navy Federal Credit Union
  • NASA
  • U.S. Armed Forces
  • State and federal government offices.

Get Started

Think that you might be interested in this degree?

Schedule an appointment with an advisor to get started or just talk over your options. Your advisor can help you to meet your academic goals in the shortest time possible.

To start, contact Prof. Adam Miller, Engineering Technologies Department chair, at (740) 351-3224 or

Launch Your Career

Students earning an IT Cyber Security degree from SSU are prepared to:

  • Use ethical hacking to perform penetration testing, and perform digital forensics to collect information about cyber incidents;
  • Compare and contrast common network security components and devices and their use throughout the IT infrastructure;
  • Implement and administer SMB network security: identify and remediate threats, and secure data and network communication;
  • Implement the concepts of confidentiality, availability, and integrity in information assurance, including physical, software, devices, policies, and people.

Job Outlook

US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook reports the job outlook for 2019-2029 and median salary for the following Information Security-related areas:

Information Security Analyst
31% increase, $99,730 median salary

Computer Network Architect
5% increase, $112,690 median salary

Information on occupational outlook and opportunities can be found at the Federal Government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Currently there are around 14,410 openings for Cybersecurity jobs in the state of Ohio.

Classes and Sequence

Students may also opt to start with the two-year Information Security Associate's Degree and then continue for two more years to earn the bachelor's degree in a "2+2" format.

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