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UA beefs up cybersecurity education at Chandler campus

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Posted at 10:07 AM, Aug 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 13:07:02-04

CHANDLER, AZ — As the need for skilled workers who know the ins and outs of cybersecurity ramps up, the University of Arizona is rolling out a new degree program at its Chandler campus and setting up a partnership with high schools to help meet that demand.

The Tucson-based university already offered a bachelor's degree of applied science with an emphasis in cybersecurity to prepare students for high-demand jobs in defense, law enforcement and the private sector.

The program had two tracks to choose from: cyber engineering or defense and forensics. A third track, cybersecurity law and policy, will begin this fall.

There will be 3.5 million unfilled jobs in the cyber sector by 2021, according to a recent report from Cybersecurity Ventures.

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