Experience, Collaborate, Innovate
The University of Maryland Honors College is excited to offer the first and only honors undergraduate program in cybersecurity.
ACES, the Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students, was launched in Fall 2013 with the help of a major gift from Northrop Grumman. Designed in a two plus two model, ACES includes the ACES Living-Learning Program for freshmen and sophomores and the more advanced ACES Minor for juniors and seniors. [more]
Live and Learn Together
The ACES Living-Learning Program (LLP) is an Honors College program for freshmen and sophomores. ACES Living-Learning Program students live together in Prince Frederick Hall and engage in the classroom and through extracurricular events. Students who complete the program earn an Honors College citation in cybersecurity. [more]
The ACES Minor
The ACES Minor is a 16 credit upper-level multidisciplinary program in cybersecurity. Housed in the Honors College, the minor is open to students of all majors. 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]
Following their graduation in May 2017, ACES students Toby Lin and Franz Payer will be pursuing their cybersecurity startup full-time.
On November 4th, 2016, 56 students in the second cohort of ACES earned their University of Maryland Honors College Citation.
Representatives from NSA came to support ACES students and their recent partnership with the ACES program.