Capella University’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Redesignated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber ​​Defense


MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security recently announced the redesignation of Capella University’s Bachelor of Information Science and Cybersecurity program in Information Technology (BSIT) as national center of academic excellence in cyber defense (CAE-CD) for five years, until the academic year 2027. The designation is awarded to educational institutions that meet the latest standards in cybersecurity. The university first received the National Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) designation in 2007 and was renamed in 2015.

“The CAE-CD designation is a testament to the quality of our BSIT specialization in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity and Capella’s commitment to preparing our learners in this relevant and ever-evolving discipline,” said Dr. Jennifer Straub , Dean of Capella University for the school. business administration, technology and health care. “We thank our teachers and management team for their hard work towards this achievement, which will greatly benefit our learners.”

The goal of the CAE designation program is to promote higher education in cyber defense, address the critical shortage of professionals with these skills, and highlight the importance of higher education as a solution to defending America’s cyberspace. The new CAE-CD designation is based on updated academic criteria for cybersecurity education and allows each institution to distinguish its strengths in specific areas.

“Capella University’s Information Assurance and Cybersecurity BSIT program is honored to be renamed the National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber ​​Defense,” said Capella University President Dick Senese. “I am extremely proud of the work done by our faculty to maintain this designation and the talented students who have graduated from our program. »

To learn more about Capella University’s BSIT, visit the program website at

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Capella University ( is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education. Founded in 1993, the university is dedicated to providing flexible, professionally aligned online degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their careers. Known for its commitment to learner success, academic quality, and innovations in online education, Capella pioneered competency-based direct assessment programs that allow students to learn at their own pace. For more information, call 1.888.CAPELLA (888.227.3552).


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