Cybersecurity Program

Cybersecurity at UNC Charlotte is designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education and Research by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security. 


For 20 years, University of North Carolina at Charlotte faculty and students have provided a wide range of cybersecurity educational programs and pursued cutting-edge research to enable industry and government professionals to protect their organizations from cyberthreats.  

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Cybersecurity Academic Programs

Research & Educational Laboratories

Student Involvement




Dr. Jinpeng Wei is the Graduate Program Director for the Department of Software & Information Systems and a Cybersecurity facutly member

Dr. Heather Lipford is the is the Participating Institution contact for CyberCorps: Scholarship for Service (SFS)

alumni scholarship fund

The Alumni Gives Scholarship allows students to pursue their dreams and contribute to the technology community.  This needs-based scholarship empowers students to overcome financial hurdles while pursuing their education goals and gives preference to underrepresented populations within the CCI student body. 

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