Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

Are you you looking for a complete and robust education in Cybersecurity to build a career in this important field?

This Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity from Excelsior College is designed to launch your career into the ever developing Cybersecurity arena. This EPCE-featured degree is offered entirely online by Excelsior College providing you the flexibility to pursue your education, anytime, anywhere, enhancing your career opportunities while meeting your personal and professional obligations. This degree teaches cybersecurity best practices and how to apply in the management of various computing environments composed of different devices and services.

Students who complete this degree will be equipped with cybersecurity skills necessary to protect business assets, mitigate risks, and maximize business continuity. Recognizing the seriousness of potential cyber attacks on our nation’s critical infrastructure, this degree program responds to the increased demand for cybersecurity professionals by the energy industry, which is critical for the daily business operations of numerous industries as well as our nation’s security. The curriculum is provided in conjunction with the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College and is aligned with the academic requirements set by the National Security Agency (NSA).

The BS in Cybersecurity degree will provide practical expertise in:

  • IT Risk Assessment
  • Cybersecurity policy and procedure
    Defensive network architecture
  • Digital Crime and Cyber Attacks

The Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity consists of the following requirements. (120 credits)

Arts and Sciences

  • Communications courses (9 credits)
  • Ethics (3 credits)
  • Humanities Elective (3 credits)
  • Social Sciences / History course (9 credits)
  • Natural Sciences / Mathematics courses (15 credits)
    • Discrete Math
    • Calculus I
    • Calculus II
    • Statistics
  • Remaining Arts & Sciences Electives (21 credits)

Free Electives

  • Any College-Level Studies (7 credits)
  • Information Literacy (1 credit)

Cybersecurity Component (52 credits)

  • Intro to Microprocessors or Computer Systems Architecture
  • Intro to Cybersecurity
  • Operating Systems
  • Overview of Computer Security
  • Network and Applications Security
  • Cybersecurity Defense in Depth
  • Cyber Attacks and Defenses
  • Computer Forensics
  • Governance, Legal, and Compliance
  • Security Focused Risk Management
  • system Administration
  • Capstone Course
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If you want to gain some incremental knowledge of Cybersecurity more quickly, while earning credits toward this Bachelor's degree, EPCE and Excelsior College also offer a Certificate in Cybersecurity.