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Cyber Operations

Are you someone who wants to use specialized technologies and techniques to protect computing environments from hackers and other cyber threats?

Then the Cyber Operations program might be for you. This program from the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences prepares students for a variety of career pathways.

Augusta University offers an experience like no other — one that teaches the advanced offensive and defensive cyber operations skills necessary to properly respond to cyber threats when they occur.

Cyber Operations is for you if you consider yourself

Analytical and Strategic
Creative and Expressive


Cyber Operations Program

Georgia Cyber Center

100 Grace Hopper Ln Augusta, GA 30901


What You'll Study


In the Cyber Operations program you’ll study things like malware analysis, reverse engineering, penetration testing and hardware analysis.

Course List | Track Sheet

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

Study Abroad trips take your understanding of culture — and yourself — to new levels, delivering stimulating experiences that prepare you for rewarding career opportunities and a fulfilling life.

The Senior Design Project matches seniors with industry sponsors to solve real-world technical problems. Teams of 3-5 seniors are mentored by a School of Computer and Cyber Sciences professor and work in collaboration with an engineer or manager from the agency.

The Augusta University chapter of the Upsilon Pi Epsilon international honor society for computing and information disciplines hosts fun and meaningful events throughout the year.

Research & Innovation

Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, you’ll have opportunities to create your own research projects or work with faculty to tackle some of the world’s most complex and pressing challenges.

Military Friendly

Our commitment to offering quality, affordable education to service members and veterans is a driving force, and we offer several programs to assist them in achieving their academic goals.

Learning Community

The JAGByte Living Learning Community provides incoming School of Computer and Cyber Sciences freshmen the opportunity to live and study together as a cohort and participate in a variety of exclusive activities.

Clubs & Organizations

Student clubs and organizations help you “plug in” to campus life in a way that can lead to meaningful connections, new interests and resume-enhancing experiences.

Your Future

Career Options

Graduates of the Cyber Operations program can move into jobs as security engineers, cyber security analysts, network security analysists and penetration testers.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for a cybersecurity analyst is $102,600 per year, with an increase of 33% projected through 2030.

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Learning Like No Other

Why Augusta?

Proximity to industry experts at the 332,000 sq. ft. Georgia Cyber Center increases internship and networking opportunities by putting you shoulder-to-shoulder with professionals in the field.

As a designated Center of Academic Excellence in the area of cyber defense, Augusta University is home to the Center for Cybersecurity.

Student activities like the Cyber Defense Team and the Upsilon Pi Epsilon honor society give students opportunities to network with their peers as well as put their skills to the test in hacking competitions.

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Augusta University and Savannah River National Laboratory partner to support global security research, workforce development

Augusta University and Savannah River National Laboratory are proud to announce a new agreement that formalizes their long-standing partnership and expands upon their shared mission to address global security issues.

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Augusta University professor honored by French Consulate in Atlanta 

E. Nicole Meyer, PhD, is a professor of French at Augusta University and is a 2022 recipient of Label FrancEducation accreditation and was recently awarded the prestigious Empowering French and Francophone Studies grant by the French Embassy of the United States.

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Augusta University celebrates first Master of Science in Computer Science graduate

“I am just very grateful to have been able to work with such wonderful people. The faculty have all been great and fellow students have all been great,” said Patrick Woolard. 

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Ten new faculty to join Augusta University’s School of Computer and Cyber Sciences

The School of Computer and Cyber Sciences has experienced unprecedented growth over the past four years. Student enrollment has doubled, and, for the first time in the school’s history, the student body is over 700.

The Future Starts Here

The School of Computer and Cyber Sciences provide high-engagement, state-of-the-art technology education and research across computer science, information technology and cybersecurity disciplines.