2021-2022 Online and Continuing Education Catalog 
    Jul 21, 2024  
2021-2022 Online and Continuing Education Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity is geared towards both non-technical professionals whose current employment duties may be enhanced by study of Cybersecurity issues; it is also geared towards current IT professionals who desire to enhance and expand their effectiveness and marketability by adding a suite of cyber skills to their resumes. In addition, the program is also useful for Business and Project Management students who are interested in the management issues related to a study of cyber topics. The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security jointly sponsor the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (IA/CD). The NEC program will follow the IA/CD model with the goal of receiving accreditation for all Cybersecurity programs, including associate, undergraduate and graduate level degree programs.

This bachelor’s degree program may be completed in 4 years for students who carry a full course load of 30 credits per year. Students who complete eligible pre-requisite courses may complete the program in 2 years by taking a full course load of 30 credits per year.

Program Outcomes 

Upon completion of the undergraduate program in Cybersecurity, the student will be able to perform the following: 

  • Evaluate the computer network and information security needs of an organization. 
  • Evaluate Cybersecurity risk management policies in order to adequately protect an organization’s critical information and assets. 
  • Measure the performance of security systems within an enterprise-level information system. 
  • Troubleshoot, maintain and update an enterprise-level information security system. 
  • Implement continuous network monitoring and provide real-time security solutions. 
  • Formulate, update and communicate short and long-term organizational Cybersecurity strategies and policies. 
  • Successfully complete a security examination and achieve certification in basic security principles and applications.