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Cybersecurity - Advising by Major

The field of Cybersecurity / Information Assurance / Computer Security is growing quickly.  

Colleges provide majors that vary from the specific “Cybersecurity” to a more traditional “Computer Science with a Track/Concentration in …”  Many majors are heavily programming-based – read the details of course requirements carefully.  DO THE RESEARCH - when choosing a transfer school for Cybersecurity, Google for current articles about the field "Careers in Cybersecurity" - there are many different opinions about how to prepare for this field.

While Montgomery College offers an AAS in Cybersecurity, it is not intended to be a transfer program.  Check with individual institutions to see how MC courses might apply to specific four-year bachelor’s degree programs.  UMUC and Bowie State University (described below) are the only two schools currently that accept MC ‘s Cybersecurity AAS in its entirety.  Most schools include Cybersecurity or Information Assurance as a track within a Computer Science Major.  Check the mathematics requirements at each of the schools listed below – many require completion of MC’s MATH 181 & 182 Calculus I & II, as well as Computer Science I & II [see courses descriptions: CMSC 203 (former CS 103) , CMSC 204 (former CS 204) ]

Use your own sleuthing skills to determine which school is the right fit for your interest in this field.

Career Descriptions for Cybersecurity: 

Nearby Four-Year Degree Programs 


2.     UMUC Alliance Program – complete a Montgomery College AAS prior to transfer – Course Planning Worksheet: 

3.    UMUC Completion Scholarship – complete either AAS or AA in General Studies:

District of Columbia:


West Virginia:

Cybersecurity Scholarship Programs 


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