• Building Community

    The ACES Student Board works hard to create a cohesive community through their leadership. Read More

  • Building Diversity

    ACES is dedicated to increasing diversity in the STEM fields through building a community of students from varied backgrounds pursuing a wide range of academic interests.   

  • Competition Team

    The ACES Competition Team competes in almost every major cyber defense competition in the area. Read More

  • ACES Program Launch

    ACES was launched in Fall 2013 with the help of a major gift from Northrop Grumman, our founding corporate partner.
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  • Living and Learning

    As part of living and learning experience, students participate in extracurricular activities, including field trips to locations such as the National Cryptography Museum.

  • ACES I

    In Fall 2015, ACES I welcomed its third cohort of students.

Experience, Collaborate, Innovate

The University of Maryland Honors College is excited to offer the first and only honors undergraduate program in cybersecurity.
ACES, Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students, was launched in Fall 2013 with the help of a major gift from Northrop Grumman. The ACES program educates future leaders in the field of cybersecurity by offering a two-year living-learning undergraduate program and a complementary two-year advanced program of study in cybersecurity. [more]

Live and Learn Together

The Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students (ACES) program is a four-year Honors College program focused on cybersecurity education. Designed in a two plus two model, ACES includes the ACES I living-learning program for freshmen and sophomores and the more advanced upper-level ACES II program for juniors and seniors. [more]

Multidisciplinary Approach

The ACES II program is a multidisciplinary approach to cybersecurity where students can gain knowledge about many of the fields that intersect in cybersecurity. With an emphasis on hands-on experiences, students gain practical skills through coursework, seminars, group projects, internships, and research, both on and off campus. [more]

ACES I has welcomed its third and largest cohort to date! We're so excited to add 104 freshmen to our ACES community! Read more.