Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with an Advanced Cybersecurity Certificate

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Approx. program length:

4 years


Credits:

120


Cost per credit:

$398

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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

Course length:

5 weeks


Total credits required:

120


Max. number of transfer credits:

90

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

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

Projected job growth:

32%

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


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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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