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 customize 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:




Associate of Arts in Information Technology with a focus in Cyber Security:

Study in a program that focuses on the fundaments in information technology and security. You’ll analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. You’ll also study user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. You’ll learn:

  • Wireless networking
  • Cryptography
  • Microsoft Windows® server configurations
  • CompTIA® Security™
  • +(ISC)2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®)
  • Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA®)




Associate of Arts with a concentration 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.





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 of Information Systems with Cyber Security Certificate:

The curricula aligns with the ISACA® certification exam in this on campus and online cyber security degree. Many graduates pursue job titles including application development director, computing services director, data processing manager, information systems director, IT director, management information systems director and technical services manager. You’ll study technology and learn auditing techniques and the development and implementation of software and its use in fighting cybercrime.



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 meet your needs and the needs of your organization.
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.

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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.