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Salary and Career Info

Cybersecurity BS

In RIT’s cybersecurity bachelor’s degree you’ll learn to preserve assets, identify security vulnerabilities, prove threats occurred, and design strategies for data recovery.

Program skills

Basic computer and network security awareness as well as exposure to security policy and legal issues. Strong programming skills in languages including Scripting, Python, Java, C/C++. Direct experience in a variety of computing environments on multiple platforms. Basic system administration functions. Focused specialty areas such as System & Network Security, Digital Forensics, Malware Analysis, Security Software Development, and Database Security.

Program facilities equipment

RIT students have access to hundreds of computers which are distributed over several specialty labs. These labs include: Security Lab, Air-Gap Lab, Networking Lab, the Systems Administration Lab, programming labs and database labs.

Program job titles

Assistant Reverse Engineer; Application Security Engineer; Cyber Security Analyst; Cyber Threat Responder; Security Software Specialist; Penetration Tester; Security Assurance Engineer; Security Consultant; Site Reliability Engineer; Threat Analyst; Technical Assessments Consultant; Vehicle Cybersecurity Engineer

Program significant points

  • Our department is designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in both Research and Education by National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security
  • RIT just received a $50M gift, of which $20M goes to cybersecurity
  • Our department created the Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition and now hosts the National event (NCPTC)

Select program hiring partners

Security Risk Advisors; Mandiant FireEye; BAE Systems, Inc.; Zoom Video Communications, Inc.; Verkada; TJX Companies; TEKsystems; Siege Technologies; Security Innovation; Salesforce.com; PNC Financial Services; Paychex Inc.; Occam's Razor Technologies; National Security Agency (NSA); MITRE; MIT Lincoln Laboratory; Microsoft; LenelS2; KBR; John Deere; IBM; GW Plastics / Nolato; Grant Thornton; Epic Systems Corporation; Dow Chemical Company; Datadog; Crestron Electronics, Inc.; Check Point Software Technologies; Breachlock; Booz Allen Hamilton; Amazon Web Services


Outcome Rates for Cybersecurity BS

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 95.34%
Full-time Graduate Study 2.33%
Alternative Plans 2.33%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 95.34%
Full-time Graduate Study 2.33%
Alternative Plans 2.33%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

What’s different about an RIT education? It’s the career experience you gain by completing cooperative education and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries.

Co-ops and internships take your knowledge and turn it into know-how. Your computing co-ops will provide hands-on experience that enables you to apply your computing knowledge in professional settings while you make valuable connections between classwork and real-world applications.

Students in the cybersecurity bachelor’s degree are required to complete two blocks of cooperative education experience.