Pennsylvania State University logo
  • Location: University Park, PA
  • Department: Information Sciences and Technology
  • Degree Programs: B.S. Cybersecurity & Operations, B.S. Data Sciences, B.S. Information Sciences & Technology
  • Key Contacts:
  • Research Areas:
    • Artificial Intelligence: Knowledge Representation, Machine Learning, Data Mining, and Causal Discovery
    • Big Data: Search, Retrieval, Analytics, Modeling and Informatics
    • Health Informatics and Bioinformatics
    • Cognitive Science
    • Community and Social Informatics
    • Human-Centered Design (HCD)
    • Information Economics and Policy
    • Information Fusion and Visualization
    • Network Science
    • Security and Privacy
  • Other Work: Air Force of Scientific Research, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, U.S. Department of the Army, Navy
  • Wikipedia link: Pennsylvania State University-Wikipedia
  • Website: Pennsylvania State University

Program Overview:

The Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations (CYAOP) Bachelor of Science program prepares students to protect digital information from attack through cyberdefense strategies. With a foundation in mathematics and computer programming, students will be prepared to recognize, analyze, defend against, and manage risks related to a wide range of threats to online information, data stores, and networks.

Whether it is the hacking of critical datasets by a nation-state, the theft of personal information by cybercriminals, or cyberattacks by terrorist groups or other aggressors, students will analyze security issues from the perspective of human and information systems. They’ll learn to anticipate and identify threats through the mastery of technology, articulate potential impacts to stakeholders, and ensure the safety of online information.