cybersecurity degree at Montana Tech


Develop the knowledge and skills you need for cybersecurity careers with the cybersecurity bachelor’s degree at Montana Tech. You’ll learn to design, develop, secure, and support computer networks through a cybersecurity degree that’s rooted in information technology. You’ll also be equipped to pass examinations for industry-recognized certifications.

Montana Tech’s cybersecurity faculty is made up of seasoned information technology veterans who bring decades of real-world experience in cybersecurity careers to you. They’re also highly accessible and will go out of their way to help you achieve your academic and professional goals. Gain hands-on experience through a cybersecurity degree that includes intensive labs with state-of-the-art industry hardware and software. You’ll also increase your knowledge and skills through cybersecurity internships in Montana and across the country.

Build on the Your Associate’s Degree

The cybersecurity bachelor’s degree takes a deeper dive into topics explored in the A.A.S. Computer Networks and Cybersecurity program at Highlands College. Complete an additional two years at Montana Tech to earn your cybersecurity bachelor’s degree.  

Prepare for Industry Certifications

The cybersecurity degree prepares you to earn certifications valued in the industry, including Cisco’s CCNA and CCNP; CompTIA A+; Network+; Linux+; Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist; and the Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA).

Remarkable Location

Montana Tech’s location in Butte means you’ll have access to cybersecurity internships at companies such as NorthWestern Energy as well as in nearby Bozeman, Helena, and Missoula. You’ll also have endless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, from hiking to skiing.

What is Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity, also known as information technology security and electronic information security, involves protecting computers, servers, mobile devices, electronic systems, networks, and data from malicious attacks, such as viruses and spyware. Cybersecurity threats affect every industry, from healthcare to government.

Consistently Ranked in the Top 10 Jobs in the US
Consistently Ranked in the Top 10 Jobs in the US
Hands-On Learning Environment
Hands-On Learning Environment
Blend of Theory and Practice
Blend of Theory and Practice

Why Study Cybersecurity at Montana Tech?

You’ll be part of a tight-knit community of high-achieving students and engaged faculty. With a 13:1 student-to-teacher ratio, you’ll develop close relationships with your professors. Because they know you and your abilities, they’ll be able to write effective reference letters for cybersecurity schools for graduate studies, cybersecurity internships, or cybersecurity careers.

holistic approach to cybersecurity at Montana Tech

Holistic Approach to Cybersecurity

The cybersecurity program at Montana Tech blends theory and practice with an emphasis on current and emerging network technologies. Everything you learn in the classroom is reinforced through intensive, cutting-edge, on-campus and virtual labs.

focus on cybersecurity careers for Montana Tech students

Focus on Cybersecurity Careers

From the start of your cybersecurity program, you’ll know Montana Tech is focused on your future. From engaged faculty in the cybersecurity program to Montana Tech’s exceptional Career Services, you’ll have the resources, support, and connections for cybersecurity internships and cybersecurity careers.

Kevin Benton, Montana Tech cybersecurity gradName: Kevin Benton
Position: Senior Software Engineer on the Starlink Network Software Team

  • AS from Montana Tech in Network Technology
  • BS from Montana Tech in Network Technology
  • MS from UNLV in Security Informatics
  • PhD from Indiana University in Security Informatics

The Network Technology program at Montana Tech provided me with both a practical and theoretical understanding of IT networks that I still rely on more than 10 years later in my role as a senior software engineer at a high-performance networking startup. The depth of networking topics covered throughout the program dwarfed the typical one or two classes on networking offered by a traditional CS program. This depth of knowledge gave me an advantage over my peers in my graduate programs where I researched applied network security as well as in industry where I have been developing software to manage next-generation networks and data centers. As nearly every industry is increasing demand for IT professionals to manage secure connectivity to mobile workforces, cloud providers, and on-premise data centers, the Network Technology program is as relevant as ever and I recommend it for anyone genuinely interested in the field.

Is a Cybersecurity Degree Worth It?

Demand is high for cybersecurity professionals in every industry, thanks to a greater emphasis on cloud computing, gathering and storing big data, and information security. The cybersecurity degree at Montana Tech gives you a strong foundation for success in cybersecurity careers.

Career outlook with the cybersecurity degree

100% career outcome rate

Network Technology/Cybersecurity Career Placement Outcomes »

How much do graduates make with the cybersecurity degree?

Computer and information technology occupations are projected to grow 12 percent through 2028, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. The job outlook for information security analysts specifically is projected to grow 32% through 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. The median annual wage for information security analysts was $103,590 in May 2020 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Explore Classes for the Cybersecurity Bachelor's Degree

Starting in fall semester of your first year at Montana Tech, you’ll take cybersecurity courses, such as Cybersecurity Essentials, Routing and Switching, and Network Operating Systems – Desktop.

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Get Started on Your Cybersecurity & Network Administration Bachelor's Degree

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Jim Freebourn, Dept. Chair
South Campus, Room 123

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To transfer to Montana Tech, you must be a high school graduate and have earned more than 12 college credits.

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