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Information Security

Students working with in a computer lab.Anderson University will offer two new majors starting fall 2016: national security studies and information security (also known as cybersecurity).  

Information security focuses on risk management/mitigation, policy, and planning for the protection of information. Students focus on key areas in both political science and computer science to gain an understanding of this increasingly important area. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an annual growth rate in this area of 18% - significantly higher than than the national average. The Chronicle of Higher Education has also highlighted projections of negative unemployment for practitioners in this field. 

These programs are unique from public universities in providing students the inclusion of Christian ethics as a foundation in preparing for a career in public service. 

Students have the opportunity to learn from Anderson University President John Pistole, former TSA director and FBI deputy director, and through professionals in the National Security Studies Fellows.

Contact Dr. Dan Allen (, Dr. Jennifer Coy (, or Dr. Kyle Tarplee ( for more information on the information security program or schedule a campus visit.