UNCW announced on Thursday that it will begin offering two new bachelor of science programs: cybersecurity and intelligent systems engineering.
UNCW will be the first institution in the UNC system to offer undergraduate degrees in those disciplines after recently receiving approval from the UNC Board of Governors to begin the programs.
The programs are expected to start in fall 2022.
The addition of the cybersecurity program will help fill a significant gap in the workforce as tens of thousands of cybersecurity positions go unfilled in North Carolina and across the country, UNCW said, citing data from cyberseek.org.
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Robert T. Burrus, Jr., Ph.D., is the dean of the Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, named in June 2015. Burrus joined the UNCW faculty in 1998. Prior to his current position, Burrus was interim dean, associate dean of undergraduate studies and the chair of the department of economics and finance. Burrus earned a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree in mathematical economics from Wake Forest University. The Cameron School of Business has approximately 90 full-time faculty members and 30 administrative and staff members. The AACSB-accredited business school currently enrolls approximately 2,600 undergraduate students in three degree programs and 750 graduate students in four degree programs. The school also houses the prestigious Cameron Executive Network, a group of more than 200 retired and practicing executives that provide one-on-one mentoring for Cameron students. To learn more about the Cameron School of Business, please visit http://csb.uncw.edu/. Questions and comments can be sent to [email protected].
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