Security is on the minds of
students at Georgia Regents University, the newest computer science degree that
is literally job security.
"The Applied Information
System Technology and the related MIS and the analytics and the quantitative
thing and computer science, I see as key for this country," said Dr. Todd
Schultz, GRU professor of information systems.
The new AIST program at GRU focuses
on cyber security; a component that Dr. Shultz said has been in recent demand.
"The whole idea of computer
security, information security is on everybody's mind," said Dr. Schultz.
Computer science degrees are
nothing new for GRU but Dr. Schultz said they were lacking one that focused on
"What this degree does is
give us that third leg of the stool for what we offer here at GRU in the whole
college of business," said Dr. Schultz.
The AIST degree that was approved
this week by the Georgia Board of Regents allows students to specialize in
programs, software development and information security. Computer science
students said they are pleased the university has made this addition.
"A lot of employers around
here are security related so adding that security class," said Gabriel
Wannamaker. "AIST will be very beneficial for all students and all people in Augusta."
Dr. Schultz said this degree is
even gaining some interest at Fort Gordon.
"Which has their information
technology school here," said Dr. Schultz. "They are definitely interested in
this particular flavor of program."
Students can now contact with the registrar's office
to officially change their major. Dr. Schultz said they expect the first
graduates from this program in 2014.
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