Safeguarding your future

Learn to mitigate risk and fight hackers with a cyber security degree.

With a rise in cybercrime effecting the government, organizations and individuals — a cyber security degree could be the key to opportunities that allow you to do your part in helping keep data and information safe from hackers. You’ll take just one 5- or 6-week course at a time, when earning your on-campus or online cyber security degree at an accredited university. You’ll have the ability to tailor your degree by choosing electives that are relevant to your interests and career path. The curricula in these programs aligns with the material on certification exams such as Security +, Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Network Defender, and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) exams, which will help you prepare to take them. The curricula is also designed with input from an industry advisory council of knowledgeable industry leaders, ensuring that the material you’re learning is relevant in the workplace.

You can earn your degree on your time when you choose to enroll in our online cyber security degree program. Watch lectures and participate in discussions with people from all over anywhere you have an internet connection. When earning your cyber security degree online you’ll be awarded more flexibility with work and home obligations, saving you time when abstaining from commuting to classes.

 


 

We offer a few cybersecurity degree options to fit your needs:

 

ASSOCIATES DEGREES


 

Associate of Arts in Information Technology:

Study in a program that focuses on the fundamentals of information technology. You’ll learn professional competence and values, information utilization, collaboration and communication, critical thinking and problem solving. 

This program allows you to take elective courses in Cybersecurity focusing on topics like:

  • Cyber domain
  • Foundations of security
  • Computer network defense
  • Object-oriented scripting language

Or tailor your associate of arts in information technology by taking elective courses in Ethical Hacking focusing on topics like:

  • Linux fundamentals
  • Network analytics
  • Ethical hacking

 

 


 

Associate of Arts in Information Technology with an Information Assurance and Security Certificate

You’ll study cyber security and cryptography encryption concepts, providing you with an overview of security and encryption methods used in today’s information technology environment. Coursework focuses on wireless networking, cryptography, Microsoft Windows® server configurations, CompTIA® Security+™, (ISC)2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) and Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA®) concepts. Further enhance your communication, critical thinking and information utilization skills with this certificate program.

 

 

BACHELORS DEGREES


 

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with an Advanced Cyber Security Certificate:

Learn the principles of risk management and enterprise security with this bachelor’s degree program. This degree program covers the fundamentals of information technology and provides students with advanced knowledge in a variety of IT areas. Your courses identify and define the types of risks that information systems professionals encounter, along with prevention methods and remedies. Experience real-life scenarios through hands-on labs and simulations, from leaders in the field of information technology.

 

 

MASTER'S DEGREES


 

Master of Information Systems with Cyber Security Certificate:

In this on-campus and online program, you'll design and plan for the maintenance of information systems that protect and secure an organization’s intellectual property and other information assets. You’ll learn compliance auditing practices and industry standards for information asset protection to fight cybercrime. Additionally, our coursework aligns with the ISACA® certification exam. Many graduates pursue job titles such as application development director, computing services director, data processing manager, information systems director, IT director, management information systems director and technical services manager.

 

 

Why Phoenix?

Housed in the College of Information Systems and Technology, the college and faculty are the reasons behind the success of our cybersecurity degree programs. Class sizes are small — they average fewer than 14 students — and are taught by faculty with more than 20 years’ experience. What’s more, over 70 percent of instructors have worked for a Fortune 1000 company or subsidiary.

One course at a time

When earning your degree, you’ll get to take just one 5- or 6-week class at a time.

Customize your degree

You can choose from a number of electives when earning your degree, allowing you to meet your needs and the needs of your organization.

Accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

If you have questions about enrollment, scholarships or earning your cyber security degree online, fill out the form and an enrollment representative will contact you.

Receive the educational tools to  prepare you for career opportunities while protecting others data and information — earn a cyber security degree.

For important information about the educational debt, earnings and completion rates of students who attended this program, visit www.phoenix.edu/programs/gainful-employment.html.

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.