Students who pursue a degree in cybersecurity not only position themselves for rewarding careers in a high-demand field but also play a crucial role in safeguarding the digital infrastructure of organizations worldwide against cyber threats.

Programs of Study

Students can pursue a computer science major with a concentration in cybersecurity, a business major with a concentration in cybersecurity, or a cybersecurity administration minor. These programs are designed to produce well-rounded cybersecurity professionals who are knowledgeable and skilled.

The Offutt School of Business Difference

A Concordia education will produce qualified cybersecurity graduates who have the pedigree to get hired and the skillset to make an impact on their field from day one. The nature of a liberal arts education prepares students to tackle a range of challenges from a unique point of view.

“With a liberal arts foundation, Concordia’s cybersecurity concentrations in business and computer science will prepare students with the interdisciplinary and lifelong learning skills necessary to adapt, evolve, and successfully navigate an ever-changing technology landscape.”
Dr. Damian Lampl, Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Safeguard Organizations

As technology advances, so do the tactics of cybercriminals. Cybersecurity professionals are essential to organizations to help combat threats effectively.

Flexible Schedule

The courses for the cybersecurity concentration are taught in a hybrid format. The classes for the business or computer science major will be in person in the Offutt School of Business’ Grant Center on campus, with the specialized cybersecurity courses taught online. This allows students to engage with dedicated Concordia faculty while incorporating classwork into their busy schedules.

The curriculum for the cybersecurity administration minor will be taught 100% online. These virtual classes will include an interactive framework, which enables students to work collaboratively on assignments. Learn where it’s most convenient for you!

Learning Outcomes

  • Network and System Security: Graduates gain a strong understanding of network infrastructure, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and other security tools used to safeguard systems.
  • Cryptography: Courses cover encryption techniques, decryption methods, and key management, allowing graduates to handle sensitive data securely.
  • Security Analysis and Testing: Students learn penetration testing methodologies, vulnerability assessment techniques, and how to identify and exploit system weaknesses.
  • Digital Forensics: Students may take courses in digital evidence collection, analysis, and presentation, which are valuable skills for investigating cybercrimes.
  • Risk Management: Graduates understand how to identify, assess, and mitigate cybersecurity risks within an organization.
  • Security Policy and Compliance: Students gain knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, and best practices for creating and implementing effective security policies.
  • Communication and Problem-Solving: The program hones critical thinking and communication skills, allowing graduates to explain complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Cybersecurity Careers

Students who study cybersecurity may find jobs as security analysts, network security engineers, penetration testers, security architects, security consultants, information security analysts, and more.

Global, Ethical, Entrepreneurial

Founded on the pillars of transformative leadership, global engagement, ethical decision-making, and an entrepreneurial mindset, the Offutt School of Business is dedicated to sending into society thoughtful and informed business leaders with a strong moral compass. Our students attend classes in a state-of-the-art facility and participate in cutting-edge curriculum that allows them to think critically and network globally.


Dr. Damian Lampl

Assistant Professor of Computer Science Business (Offutt School of Business – Academics)