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ACES at a Glance

The team supporting the ACES Program are faculty members from five schools and colleges across the university campus, including the A. James Clark School of Engineering, the Office of Undergraduate Studies, the College of Computer, Math, and Natural Sciences, the Robert H. Smith School of Business, and the School of Public Policy. 

Check out our faculty and staff page for more information.

Students from all majors who are interested in cybersecurity are able to join the ACES Program. While most students study Computer Science or Computer Engineering, there are many other areas of study that are relevant for a future career in cybersecurity. 

ACES Majors

ACES students specialize in a number of different areas while employing skills they learn studying cybersecurity. Some students have a background in computer science, but many begin working in-depth with computers when they begin college. Students outside computer science and engineering have majors in business, mathematics, criminology, and psychology

Living-Learning Majors

2019 LLP Cohort Majors by Percentage


ACES is aligned with the University of Maryland in commitment to the principle that in order to provide our students with the finest education, in order to foster outstanding research and scholarship, and in order to be national and global leaders, we must be diverse and inclusive.

  Number Percent
All Students 268 100%


184 68.7%
Women 84 31.3%
Students of Color 37
Women & Students of Color 106


48 Graduates

  • 85% pursued full-time employment
  • 4% pursued graduate school
  • 6% pursued both
  • 5% undecided

Full-Time Employment

  • 68% staying in Maryland/DC/Virginia
  • 14% California
  • 65% working in a cybersecurity-related position
  • 51% previously interned with the organization
  • ~$90,000 average starting salary