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#1 Online Bachelor’s in Cybersecurity in the Nation — Academic Influence

The College of Applied Science & Technology (CAST) is one of the fastest-growing colleges at the University of Arizona. We provide future-focused, career-ready degrees in technology and social sciences that prepare students for 21st Century jobs.

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Something New,
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Headquartered at the University of Arizona's Sierra Vista campus, the College of Applied Science & Technology (CAST) specializes in innovative, online programs that prepare students for the most in-demand 21st-century jobs. CAST degrees equip transfer students with Bachelor's degrees, leading to exciting new careers with tremendous employment potential.


NSA Seal  CAS Seal

The National Security Agency designated our Cyber Operations program as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations (CAE-CO). With this designation, we join a highly exclusive group of only 24 Cyber programs in the nation. The NSA's CAE-CO designation indicates that our program meets and exceeds the most demanding academic and technical requirements for Cyber degree programs in the country.


NSA Seal  CAS Seal

The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) designated our Intelligence and Information Operations Program as the #1 Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (IC CAE) in the nation. The IC CAE designation recognizes that the convergence of Intelligence, Information Warfare, and Cyber within our program is helping to prepare a diverse and exceptionally well-educated cohort of students for entry into the Intelligence and Law Enforcement Communities.