Cybersecurity (BS)

About the Cybersecuirty Bachelor Degree

The Cybersecurity concentration of the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program is designed to give students an understanding of information privacy, security, and risk in any modern business or other organizations. Students will gain a solid foundation in cybersecurity, while also studying information technology and computer science fundamentals. This program enables students who have an interest in defending systems and software to gain the skills required to work as an Information Security or Computer Systems Analyst.   

Program Requirements

Learning Outcomes

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Cybersecurity concentration will have the opportunity to achieve the learning objectives of the BSIT in addition to the following concentration-specific learning objectives:

By the completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply security principles and practices to the environment, hardware, software, and human aspects of a system.
  2. Analyze and evaluate systems with respect to maintaining operations in the presence of risks and threats. 
Cybersecurity Career Track

With a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Cybersecurity, students will be well positioned to obtain a job in the cybersecurity specialization of information technology sector working in corporations, government or non-profit organizations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects job growth for students in this concentration between six and twenty-eight percent annually.

Examples of post-graduate positions would be:

  • Information Security Analyst 
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator 

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Program Snapshot

Online
Credits: 120
Term Length: 8-weeks 
Typical Time to Completion*:
20 terms; 3 years, 4 months
 
On-Campus
Credits: 120
Semester Length: 15-weeks
Typical Time to Completion:
4 years
*Based on continuous enrollment of two courses every term. Time to completion may be shorter based on eligible transfer credit or longer if course enrollment varies.