Butler and Friends Create Pathway in Cyber Security

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Published: Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Friends and Butler sign agreement for cyber pathway

Butler Community College is partnering with Friends University on an agreement that allows Butler students to seamlessly transfer credits to Friends University’s cyber security bachelor’s degree program.

“We are pleased to partner with Butler Community College on this agreement which allows a student who completes an Associate of Applied Science in Cyber Security degree or an Associate of Science in Computer Science degree from Butler Community College to be accepted into our bachelor’s program in cyber security,” said Friends University President Amy Bragg Carey, Ph.D. “This agreement recognizes that Butler’s students may transfer up to 78 credit hours and are ready to pursue a cyber degree at Friends.”

Friends University offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in cyber security and has a dedicated new cyber lab, which is one of only two of its type in the nation. The lab allows students to learn and practice real-time attack and defense mechanisms on the most comprehensive cyber defense training platform available.

“Butler Community College is excited to partner in a state-of-the-art cyber security program that will allow students to learn from outstanding Butler faculty, as well as Friends University faculty who are leaders in their fields of expertise,” said Butler President Kim Krull, Ph. D. “We know our students will have a tremendous learning experience as they transfer into Friends’ comprehensive program to complete their bachelor’s degree and prepare to move into jobs where the cyber security landscape is ever-changing.”  

This agreement was signed by Carey and Krull on Feb. 20 in the cyber security lab on the campus of Friends University.

For more information about Friends University’s cyber security program, please visit, contact 316-295-5300 or email

For more information about Butler Community College’s associate degree in cyber security, please visit, contact 316-322-3255 or email