Cybersecurity and System Administration

Designing, building and maintaining networks for a more connected world

The Cybersecurity and System Administration major at UNI puts you at the forefront of the ever-evolving information technology industry.

Our program gives you a solid base in computer science, and a deep foundation in the high-demand areas of networking, operating systems, software, system security, digital forensics, and system administration. 

Outside the classroom, you can get involved in extracurricular activities such as cyber defense competitions and programming contests to further elevate your educational experience.

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In computer science education. Our department was the first in the state to offer a computer science endorsement for teachers.

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Paid Research

Our department offers paid summer research fellowships each year, providing a $4,000 stipend for students to conduct research.

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Job Growth

The demand for computer science professionals is expected to grow much faster than average between 2020 and 2030, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


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Department of Computer Science
305 ITTC (the old East Gym)
Cedar Falls, Iowa

Phone: (319) 273-2618

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Opportunities for Students


UNI's Computer Science program will arm you with the skills needed to thrive in a variety of high-demand fields in both the public and private sectors. Common careers include:

  • Consultant
  • Software Engineer
  • Data Analyst
  • Systems Administrator
  • Java Engineer


Typical Computer Science career track courses include:

  • Data Structures: Learn to implement data and file structures such as sets, hash tables, stacks, trees, queues, heaps, and graphs. Basic algorithm analysis. Searching and sorting. Basic object-oriented analysis, design, and modeling tools.  
  • Discrete Structures: Introduction to logical forms, arguments, predicates, and quantified statements; methods of proof; sequences; sets; functions; relations; graphs; and Boolean algebra in the context of computer science. 
  • System Administration: Major concepts and mechanisms associated with computer system administration. Focus on issues surrounding user management, the configuration of services, and the coordination of distributed resources.


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Hands-On, Up Front

Our style of learning is anything but textbook. In the UNI Department of Computer Science, you'll learn by doing – whether it's programming autonomous drones, or partnering with Google to develop smart home technology. You’ll gain valuable experience through unique undergraduate research opportunities.