Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with an Advanced Cybersecurity Certificate

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4 years



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Be the best line of defense against hackers

An organization’s most valuable asset is its data — which makes the people who protect that data indispensable. With our Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity, you’ll prepare to play a vital role in stopping cyber threats within any organization. And you’ll take just one 5-week course at a time, so you can balance work and life on the path to your degree.

In the BSCYB program, you’ll learn to:

  • Apply mathematics, science and engineering principles in the cyber domain. 
  • Determine the computing requirements needed to solve technical problems. 
  • Create processes to protect all assets of a computer infrastructure.
  • Use techniques, skills and tools to evaluate modern cybersecurity issues.
  • Build security risk assessments for enterprise management.

Study the areas that interest you most with elective tracks in Ethical Hacking, Security Compliance, Risk Management, Penetration Testing and Computer Forensics. You can also specialize your BSCYB degree with a Cybersecurity Policy and Governance Certificate.

Specialize your BSCYB

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5 weeks

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Requirements and prerequisites

You’ll need 120 credits to complete this program. These may be earned from a combination of required and elective courses. Your course schedule may vary based on any relevant industry or professional certifications or transferable credits.

Earn your degree faster

Transfer the credits you already have, or waive coursework through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process. You could get credit for any relevant industry or professional certifications you’ve earned from organizations such as CompTIA, Microsoft or EC-Council.

Core courses

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Object-oriented Scripting Language cyb130
Cyber Domain cyb100
Foundations Of Security cyb110
Computer Network Defense Part 1 cyb120
Object-oriented Security Scripting cyb135
Computer Network Defense Part 2 cyb140
Computer Network Defense Part 3 cyb150
Web And Cloud Computing And Security cyb340
Security Team Participation cyb350
Wireless Security cyb360
Infrastructure Administration cyb205
Risk Frameworks cyb207
Applied Security Part 1 cyb211
Compliance Management, Certification And Accreditation cyb209
Applied Security Part 2 cyb213
Project Cyber Operations cyb215
Linux Fundamentals cyb225
Sniffing And Network Analysis cyb227
Ethical Hacking Part 1 cyb229
Ethical Hacking Part 2 cyb231
Ethical Hacking Part 3 cyb233
Project Ethical Hacking cyb235
Insider Threat And Reporting cyb447
Computer Forensics Investigative Process cyb449
Computer Forensics Lab cyb451
Network, Wireless, Web, Email And Mobile Forensics cyb453
Project Digital Forensics cyb455
Information Systems Governance cyb405
Information Systems Risk Controls And Auditing Management cyb407
Information Systems Leadership, Projects And Operations cyb409
Information Systems Core Competencies cyb411
Strategic Planning And Finance cyb413
Security Analyst Procedures And Methodology cyb425
Project Cybersecurity Policy And Governance cyb415
Security Analyst Network Threat Testing cyb427
Sec. Analyst Database, Wireless And Cloud Perimeter Testing cyb429
Security Metrics And Testing Security Analysis cyb431
Project Pen Testing Plan cyb433
Project Pen Testing Execution And Report cyb435
Risk Assessment cyb445
Capstone Bachelor Design cyb490
Capstone Bachelor Implementation cyb492

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Job opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job growth for information security analysts is projected to be 32 percent between 2018 and 2028. A Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity degree can help prepare you to be an:

  • IT Security Analyst
  • Data Security Administrator
  • Information Security Specialist
  • IT Specialist
  • Systems Analyst
  • Information Systems Supervisor

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Networking opportunities

Access powerful networking tools through our PhoenixLinkTM career services platform. Take advantage of personal career coaching. Search and apply for jobs, or make your resumé visible to employers. Connect with employers and alumni through career fairs and mixers. It’s all about connections. And we help you make them.

Learning outcomes

Along with the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, students who graduate with this degree should gain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Each college creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes students will possess upon completion of the program of study. By the time you complete your Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity, you should be able to perform these learning outcomes.

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

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What sets us apart?

When you choose our online Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity, you can:

Gain real-world industry skills

Industry certification shows employers you’ve taken extra steps to gain the skills required for the job. Courses in this program do not lead to certification, but can educationally prepare you to sit for the following exams:

  • EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • EC Council Certified Network Defender (CND)
  • EC Council Certified Secure Computer User (CSCU)
  • EC Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)
  • EC Council Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO)
  • EC Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)
  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst + (CySA+)
  • ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
Waive required courses

Through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process, you can apply to have coursework waived for any relevant industry or professional certifications you’ve earned from organizations such as CompTIA, Microsoft or EC-Council.

Save on certification exams

When you complete the industry-aligned coursework, you can request a voucher for a discount on the associated certification exam.

Take the next step

It’s time to let your education prepare you for the next phase of your career. You’ve got the will. And, by taking one course at a time toward a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity, you’ve got the way.

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