Martin Methodist College is pleased and excited to announce a new program in Cybersecurity beginning in the fall of 2020. This program is an important addition to our curriculum at a time when internet communication has become vital to education, business, health and industry.

Martin Methodist serve an 18-county area and strives to adapt to meet the changing needs of surrounding communities. Recent events have made our community more dependent than ever on digital communication, and security of that communication is vital to internet users. Martin Methodist is the only 4-year college located in the region and will provide a cybersecurity program focused on the need of rural internet users. Internet service and security is important to provide communication, transactions and services to our surrounding counties and this program will allow students to understand and maintain digital systems and plan for future developments in cyber communication.

The faculty from the Business Management, Criminal Justice, Math and Management Information Systems programs at Martin Methodist have worked for the previous six months to design and develop an interdisciplinary Cybersecurity Program that includes courses from each of those programs as well as newly created Computer Science courses. Research conducted by the faculty indicates a strong and growing need for professionals who understand the needs and limitations of digital communication, and how to correctly protect digital systems. Internet communication is vital to support businesses and organizations and the need is increasing for individuals who understand how to maximize communication and transaction capability while minimizing cybersecurity risks.  The Cybersecurity Program will address that need and provide graduates with the knowledge they need to maintain digital systems safely and securely.

The Cybersecurity Program is housed within the Division of Math and Science and includes a Bachelor of Science Degree, a Minor, and a Continuing Education Certificate. The interdisciplinary nature of the program will introduce students to topics as diverse as homeland security, organizational behavior, statistics, management of information systems, discrete structures in mathematics, and computer programming among other topics.

The BS in Cybersecurity is a robust program consisting of 123 credit hours primarily in Computer Science. Courses in Mathematics, Management and Criminal Justice will supplement the Computer Science courses to provide the Cybersecurity graduate with the knowledge of information systems within an organizational system. The Cybersecurity Minor is intended for students in other programs who need an understanding of digital security within their own disciplines. Finally, the Continuing Education Certificate is intended for professionals who would like a better understanding of the vulnerabilities of their digital systems and how to protect and maintain them.

Martin Methodist is pleased to be able to provide this new program to our students in response to the changing needs of our community.

Martin Methodist College

433 West Madison St.
Pulaski, TN 38478

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