Southeast Missouri plan cybersecurity degree

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Southeast Missouri State University is planning to offer a degree in cybersecurity — one of the first such degrees of its kind in the Midwest.

The Southeast Missourian reports that the board of regents at the Cape Girardeau-based university last week approved the program. It could begin as early as next fall.

University officials say the demand for cybersecurity professionals has never been greater. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 20 percent growth of jobs in the field nationally by 2018.

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