College of Security and Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science in Security Management with an Advanced Cyber Security Certificate

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Around the world, security threats—including cyber espionage, malware and phishing—are intensifying the need for cyber security professionals, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics expecting 37 percent job growth between 2012 and 2022. To help prepare you for opportunities in this critical field, University of Phoenix offers a Bachelor of Science in Security Management with an Advanced Cyber Security Certificate (BSSEC/ACS).

Taught by experienced professionals in security and IT, our rigorous curriculum includes topics like cryptography, information assurance, enterprise security, risk management, and systems audit and control. You will participate in real-life scenarios through hands-on labs and simulations, and learn skills you can use immediately on the job.

To help you more quickly gain the knowledge employers want, we also offer a certificate option. Our certificate programs can help prepare you for key industry certifications from companies like CompTIA®, (ISC)2® and ISACA®. In addition, you can apply your certificate credits toward the completion of your degree.

Requirements and prerequisites

You will need XXX credits to complete this program, which may be earned from a combination of required and elected courses. However, required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits. View general requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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What you'll learn

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Security Management (BSSEC) degree consistent with the University of Phoenix Mission and Purpose is to academically prepare students from diverse backgrounds for positions as private industry security practitioners. Students actively participating in the BSSEC program will receive core instruction which is aligned to private security industry standards relating to business operations and continuity, client relations, corporate security management methodologies, critical incident response, investigative techniques, laws and regulations, private security practices, personnel management, security technology.

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Core courses

Our curriculum is designed to help you prepare for the competitive job market with relevant knowledge and in-demand skills. This program will include the following courses:

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Upon successful completion of one of our en route options, you will receive a certificate or associates as well as your degree without adding more cost or time.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.

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Cost breakdown

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Tuition (per credit) Not available
Tuition (per credit) for 100/200-level courses $410.0
Tuition (per credit) for 300/400-level courses $610.0
Electronic materials fee (per course) Not available
Resource fee $140.0
One time application fee Not available

Fees may be non-refundable. Students pay tuition on a course-by-course basis. All tuition and fees of the University are subject to change.

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