New Jersey City University has entered into an academic partnership with Caucasus University in the Republic of Georgia to offer students the ability to complete a 1+1+1 bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity starting in fall 2022.
The joint degree program is the first of its kind between the schools and will allow students to have access to cybersecurity experts and faculty across both institutions. Through the international program, students from CU will be taught by instructors on their campus in year one, NJCU and CU will share instruction in year two on the Caucasus campus in Tbilisi, Georgia, and students will complete their third year on NJCU’s campus in Jersey City as part of an exchange agreement.
“This creative new partnership further positions NJCU as a leader in international programming as we look to provide opportunities to further our mission around the world,” said NJCU President Sue Henderson. “Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing fields of the future and we are excited to launch this program with our partners at Caucasus University.”
Caucasus University President Kakha Shengelia expressed similar sentiments.
“I am proud that this program is a product of the selfless work of our universities, and has been granted unconditional, 4-year accreditation, full compliance with every standard according to the Georgian legislation, he said. “I am delighted that Caucasus University is implementing this program in partnership with New Jersey City University, which is the state’s most comprehensive educational space; it is referred to as the National Center for Academic Excellence in the field of Cyber Defense Education. We are proud of this outstanding partnership.