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Combined Degree: Computer Science B.S. and Cybersecurity M.S.

Grand Valley State University combined degree programs offer students the opportunity to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree, meeting their unique personal, academic, and career goals. Pursuing a combined degree can reduce the cost and total time required to complete both.

Michigan Jobs

There were over 2,900 cybersecurity-related jobs in Michigan in 2020.

National Job Growth

Cybersecurity opportunities are projected to grow 8% in the U.S. by 2025.

West Michigan Job Growth

Cybersecurity opportunities are projected to grow 7% in West Michigan by 2025.

Source: EMSI, 2021

Program Overview

The computer science major provides students with the foundations and experience to succeed in computing fields. The cybersecurity program is designed to help professionals expand their knowledge in the cybersecurity area, creating opportunities for advancement in the field. Students will build skills to recognize, prepare for, defend against, and investigate current and future threats. The combined program will best prepare students to develop new Cybersecurity tools and techniques.

Qualified undergraduates may be admitted to the program and obtain both the B.S. in computer science and M.S. in cybersecurity within the accelerated time frame.

Students apply for the combined program during their second academic year. Application requirements include:

Why Pursue a Combined Degree at Grand Valley?

Program Details