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Oct. 23, 2017Maryville |  By: Coffey

Northwest Regents approve cybersecurity major

The Northwest Missouri State University Board of Regents approved a new cybersecurity major during their meeting Friday. Director of Northwest's School of Computer Science and Information Systems Dr. Carol Spradling says the demand is high for cybersecurity professionals.

To provide an opportunity for Northwest students to help fill that demand, the University will create five courses, as requirements or electives, for degree completion. The program will require no new resources and the University's current computer science faculty will teach the coursework at Northwest's Maryville campus. The new class offerings are slated to begin next fall.