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Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity

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Against ever-evolving cyber-threats, the need to graduate students skilled in the concepts and technologies of cybersecurity is becoming a critical responsibility of academic institutions to help preserve the sovereignty of the U.S. and her allies.

It is crucial that more undergraduate majors receive education and training that deepens their conceptual and practical understanding of issues in cybersecurity. In addition to educating computer professionals, undergraduate students of all disciplines should have the opportunity to be exposed to issues regarding computer security.

South Carolina State University’s Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity (CECS) aims to address this problem of the lack of awareness and participation in cybersecurity using a multi-tier approach to cybersecurity education, training, and awareness in the undergraduate curriculum (CSETA). South Carolina State University's Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity is located in the Department of Computer Science & Mathematics and serves as the focal point of all cybersecurity academic activities.

Learn about our undergraduate cybersecurity degree

Learn about our cybersecurity internship program

Federal Designation

SC State's Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency Center. This honor means that SC State is a leader in helping increase the understanding of cyber defense technology, policy, and practices—all in an effort to prevent and respond to cybersecurity events. You’ll also benefit from this designation as you’re considering jobs with a cybersecurity degree.

Check out our cybersecurity labs

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Computer Science
The Computer Science Program at South Carolina State University is “accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and Computer Science and similarly named Programs Program Criteria.