Why Work in Cybersecurity?
As we continue to become ever more connected through digital devices and data, the need for cybersecurity professionals grows.
With our increasing dependence on online technology, security is crucial for business, consumers, and government, to protect systems from cyber threats and attacks. A degree in cybersecurity will provide you with the skills to protect valuable data assets and to anticipate and avoid threats to data integrity.
Coursework will cover the tools and systems used to monitor, mitigate, and prevent online threats.
Cybersecurity specialists work to keep computer information systems secure. Some of the top cybersecurity positions include: security analyst, security architect, security software developer, security engineer, information security officer, and penetration tester.
This residential, four-year program is offered on our Winona Campus, with daytime classes and a full student life experience.
In addition to this and the many other majors offered at Saint Mary's, you can enhance your education with a minor in a subject that interests you.
Integrated General Education Minors (an integrated minor is required for graduation):
- Creativity and Inquiry (21-23 credits
- Environmental Sustainability (21 credits)
- Global Diversity and Social Justice (21 credits)
- Self, Society, and the Sacred (21 credits)
Disciplinary Minors (disciplinary minors are optional): Accounting, Art, Biology, Business, Business Intelligence and Analytics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Dance, Digital Media and Journalism, English, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Biology, Geographic Information Science, Global Studies, History, Leadership, Mathematics, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations, Scientific Computing, Sociology, Spanish, Sport Business, Statistics, Theatre, Theology, Zoology.
With coursework covering up-to-date knowledge and skills in the technology and application of computer security, students learn to apply risk management methods and strategies; enhance the protection of enterprise-wide information assets; and detect and plan for cyber-attacks on networks and computer systems.
For more information and course descriptions, check out our course catalog.
Applicants must submit:
Completed application form
Official high school transcript
Official test scores - ACT, SAT, or Classic Learning tests are accepted.
An essay or brief personal statement. In 250 words or fewer, please tell us about: a significant experience you've had, an accomplishment or risk you have taken, a person who has made a difference in your life, a topic of concern to you, or anything else you think would help us learn more about you. You can also choose to submit a graded paper or write something new!
Letters of recommendation are optional.
If you choose to upload a document, please make sure your file is either a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx), an RTF file, or a PDF file. Any other format (including Google Docs) will not load into your application.
Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.
|Tuition:||$36,050 Per Year|
Additional fee for the following residences:
Village Apts., Gilmore Creek Hall $200
Bishops Hall, Brother William Hall, Hillside Hall, La Salle Hall, and Brother Leopold Hall Doubles $400
Brother Leopold Hall Singles and All Apts. $600
The Saint Mary's Difference
The heart of Saint Mary's is its people — faculty, staff, and your fellow students — who become your companions and allies on your educational journey. Here, in an intense give-and-take setting, each of us discovers just how much we can learn. You'll find, in every one of our classrooms, a person-centered education focused on your growth, your potential — because we believe that everyone deserves the chance to make an impact, to change the world around them.