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Associate's degree

Associate of Science in Cybersecurity

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2 years

Approximate Program Length

63

Total Credits

$398

Cost per Credit

Online

Format

Start when you're ready

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Register by: Jan 27, 2021

The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) and University of Phoenix teamed up to launch the Associate of Science in Cybersecurity degree and elective courses that align with three EC-Council certification exams: Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Network Defender (CND) and Certified Secure Computer User (CSCU). Awarded the EC-Council’s 2019 Academic Circle of Excellence Award as a result of this partnership, this program is designed to help you develop the problem-solving skills and techniques needed to defend the cyber domain.

You'll learn how to:

  • Protect all assets of a computer infrastructure in the cyber domain

  • Explain security risk assessment and summarize a vulnerability mitigation plan

  • Outline technical problems and summarize computing requirements to solve them

Courses

1

Course at a time

5

Weeks per course

8

Courses per year

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for the Associate of Science in Cybersecurity.

What you'll learn

When you earn your Associate of Science in Cybersecurity you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Specific disciplinary knowledge
  • Clear and critical reasoning
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Effective access and use of information
  • Working effectively in diverse groups and teams
  • Explaining and applying information security concepts
  • Describing and explaining fundamentals of networking

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with an Associate of Science in Cybersecurity?

An ASCYB can prepare you to be an: 

  • Information security analyst
  • Information security specialist
28 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for information security analysts is projected to be much faster than average between 2018 and 2028.

Tuition

Paying for school

locked-in tuition

$398

Cost per credit

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

Save time and money on your degree

Get credit for what you already know
Earn your degree without starting from scratch. Have previous relevant work and life experience evaluated for potential credit.

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NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at (844) 937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org. Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Real-world faculty

28

Average years of industry experience

137

Chief Executive Officers

19:1

Student-faculty ratio

Faculty Spotlight

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader."

Doris Savron

Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix

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.