KU Edwards Campus Offering Two New Tech-Sector Degrees Online in Fall 2023
June 14, 2023
Two new online tech degrees are targeted to undergraduate transfer and degree-completion students who have an associate degree or equivalent hours.
The University of Kansas continues to develop in-demand tech-sector degree programs with the addition of its Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) degree with a concentration in Applied Data Analytics and a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Applied Cybersecurity.
These new degree programs address a growing demand across the Kansas City area for employees with technology skills.
Both degrees are supported by the Johnson County Education Research Triangle (JCERT) and will be offered online through the KU Edwards Campus beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year. They are targeted to undergraduate transfer and degree-completion students who have an associate degree or equivalent hours.
The BPS with a concentration in Applied Data Analytics aims to graduate professionals who are ready to fill in-demand jobs in information technology. The applied data analytics concentration offers practical and applied training in data analytics, operational analytics, research analysis, big data and data management.
“The data analytics concentration gives students a strong foundation in professional management as well the opportunity to develop their data science skills while solving real-world problems,” said Stuart Day, dean of the KU Edwards Campus and School of Professional Studies. “This is the type of knowledge industries want from their employees to make better business decisions.”
The BAS in Applied Cybersecurity is designed for students who have a strong interest in applied training in information technology and cybersecurity.
Cybersecurity experts are in high demand nationwide, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Information Security Analyst jobs are projected to grow 35% from 2021 to 2031. On average, about 19,500 openings for Information Security Analysts are projected each year with a median annual salary of $102,600.
“Both the cybersecurity and data analytics programs provide students with highly valued and relevant skills to help them obtain in-demand, lucrative jobs in growing fields,” Day said. “We continue to stay ahead of the curve in developing and offering degree programs for this growing industry.”
Visit the KU Edwards Campus website to learn more about all of its degree offerings.