The U.S. Army’s Cadet Command has approved Embry-Riddle Prescott’s request to classify the Cyber Intelligence and Security undergraduate program as a STEM degree/ADM 3. This means the University can now request STEM scholarships for individuals who enroll in this course of study.
“Over the last 13 years of conflict, the Army has increasingly relied on information technology to fight and win on the battlefield,” said Maj. Jesse Hill with Embry-Riddle Army ROTC. “As the demand and complexity of cyberwarfare grow, officers with degrees in cybersecurity will be highly sought after for critical positions in the military. Adding this program to Cadet Command’s STEM will enhance the Army’s ability to grow future capability in a strategic functional area.”
Army ROTC Scholarships at Embry-Riddle are worth approximately $29,000 annually and cover tuition, educational fees and $1,200 per year for books. In addition, contracted cadets (scholarship and nonscholarship) receive a monthly allowance.
This most recent recognition enhances the reputation of Embry-Riddle Prescott’s College of Security and Intelligence, the only one of its kind in the country.
“The future is extremely bright for professionals trained in cyber intelligence and security,” said Dr. Jon Haass, Associate Professor of Cyber Intelligence and Security at Embry-Riddle Prescott. “Government and industry jobs in this sector will grow 11% annually. A cyber-educated individual with passion will have the chance to define their future instead of just being swept along by the status quo.”
For more information about Embry-Riddle Prescott Army ROTC, visit http://prescott.erau.edu/rotc/army/index.html.
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