School of Computer Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

  • Campus Availability: Macomb

Why Choose Cybersecurity at WIU?

  • State-of-the-art computer labs support teaching and practical experience
  • Cybersecurity Center established in 2021 dedicated to educating students and providing relevant information to our community about cybersecurity threats and career opportunities
  • Student organizations provide networking opportunities with regional employers
  • The curriculum is comprised of courses from several departments to provide students with the theory, tools, technical expertise, and management skills required for a successful career in cyber security
  • Graduates will gain necessary skills through a multidisciplinary approach that will differentiate them resulting in abundant employment opportunities


The demand for cyber security specialists grows every year. As a graduate in Cybersecurity from Western, you will be well-prepared for a variety of career opportunities in every conceivable type of commercial, industrial, governmental, research, and educational organization.

  • Chief Technology Officer
  • IT Security Analyst
  • Lead Network Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Designer
  • Network Project Manager
  • Network Support Engineer
  • Senior Security Architect
  • Senior Technical Architect
  • Systems Administrator
  • Technology Manager
  • Web Developer


  • Allstate
  • AM. Assoc. of Neurological Surgeons
  • Apex Entertainment Partners
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • College of DuPage
  • Countrywide Financial
  • Gardner Denver
  • Harrington Signal
  • John Deere
  • McAfee
  • McGladrey
  • NTT America
  • Prairie Cardiovascular Ltd.
  • Provena Health
  • Rock Island Arsenal
  • State Farm
  • Xerox


  • School of Computer Sciences Freshman Scholarship ($1000)
  • School of Computer Sciences Transfer Scholarship ($1000)
  • Women in Computing Scholarship ($1000)
  • Cybersecurity Freshman Scholarship ($1000)
  • Cybersecurity Transfer Scholarship ($1000)
  • U.S. Veterans or Military Personnel Entrance Award ($1000)