UCCS College of Engineering and Applied Science is a recognized leader in cybersecurity, with infrastructure and degrees to support depth in cybersecurity education and research. The college is part of the larger UCCS Cybersecurity Initiative, which includes the College of Engineering and Applied Science, School of Public Affairs and College of Business. 

UCCS is partnered with the National Cybersecurity Center and is a founding university member of the SPACE Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC), both located in the UCCS Cybersecurity building.  

A $5.5 million grant allows the buildout of 30,000 square feet of the UCCS Cybersecurity Building with labs, classrooms, and collaboration spaces, scheduled to open in Fall 2021. 

UCCS has been a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) since 2014. This designation, co-sponsored by the U.S. Government National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, recognizes that UCCS has a robust cybersecurity program that meets stringent criteria in education and research in cyber defense to produce cybersecurity professionals with cyber defense expertise. 

New at UCCS! IT and Cyber Certification Exam Prep Courses

Available to the general public, current and future professionals interested in cybersecurity certifications, and college students! Prepare for your next career move in IT/security. Take these short virtual prep courses for the newest Comp TIA Security+ Certification exam (version SY0-601) or for the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) exam. These certifications are industry recognized.

Coming soon: exam preparation for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

COMP TIA Security+ Cybersecurity Certification Virtual Prep Course
UPCOMING: Sep 20-Oct 1, 2021 - NEXT: Jan 3-14, 2022
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Cybersecurity Certification Virtual Prep Course
UPCOMING: Oct 18-30, 2021 - NEXT: Jan 17-29, 2022

Cybersecurity Degrees
  • The Computer Science Department offers a complete four-year program of study leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.

  • UCCS offers the unique Bachelor of Innovation degree in Computer Science Security. See for more information and sample degree plans within the Bachelor of Innovation family of degrees.

  • Learn more about the Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science with four specialized tracks connected to in-demand employment areas.

  • The Departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering jointly offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering. This program is described in detail on the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department webpages .

  • This undergraduate certificate is designed for learners who work in the cybersecurity career field and those interested in entering the cybersecurity career field.

  • A Master of Science in Computer Science prepares students for advanced problem solving in computing. Students will complete a thesis.

  • Learn more about the Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity degree.

  • This graduate certificate provides a solid foundation in communication system concepts, a broad introduction to the entire spectrum of information operations, and advanced study of information assurance topics.

  • UCCS Computer Science Department offers a set of graduate courses on campus leading to a Graduate Certificate in Secure Software Systems.

  • Learn more about the PhD in Computer Science degree.

  • Learn more about the PhD in Security.

Cybersecurity Faculty

Cybersecurity Labs
  • This lab is held by Philip Brown.

  • This lab is held by Xiaobo Zhou.

  • This lab is held by Gedare Bloom.

  • This lab is held by Jugal Kalita.

  • This Lab is held by Edward Chow, Shuai Lee, and Sang-Yoon Chang.

  • This lab is held by Yanyan Zhuang.

  • This lab is held by Kristen Walcott.

  • This Lab is held by Terry Boult.