“There is a national need for graduates who are trained in security affairs, have advanced abilities in critical languages and study abroad experience,” said Dr. Chris Jespersen, dean of the College of Arts & Letters. “This program leverages UNG’s existing resources and will make the university even stronger in those areas while providing students with access to in-demand careers of today and tomorrow.”
It is projected that approximately 14,800 information security analyst positions will be available nationally, according to the 2014 Bureau of Labor Statistics. This represents a projected growth of 18 percent from 2014 to 2024.
“This program fits well with UNG’s broader academic commitment and builds upon existing programs in significant ways,” said Dr. Tom Ormond, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “Building upon our programs in computer science, criminal justice, history, international affairs, languages, and military science, this degree program combines elements from these disciplines to offer students the opportunity to craft an interdisciplinary, exciting and relevant degree program.”