Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity (BSCYB) program is designed to meet the increasing demand for cybersecurity professionals. This program is designed to provide students with an understanding of basic information technology management concepts and fundamental security skills. Students will also learn the legal and ethical issues associated with cybersecurity. Graduates are prepared for positions in the areas of security analysts, computer network defenders, and computer incident responders. Once students have completed the core cybersecurity classes, they will choose a four class concentration in Computer Network Defense or Digital Forensics.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze a problem and design the cybersecurity measures appropriate to its solution.
  • Apply concepts of best practices in cybersecurity management to enterprise processes.
  • Describe the ethical challenges that confront a cybersecurity professional.
  • Apply security control principles in the construction of cybersecurity solutions.
  • Demonstrate written and oral communication skills expected of a cybersecurity professional.
  • Demonstrate the ability to securely administer a Windows and Linux system using security automation tools and techniques.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts of operating systems, networks, and cloud computing.


To receive a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity, students must complete at least 183 quarter units, 45 of which must be completed in residence at National University, 81 of which must be completed at the upper-division level, and a minimum 70.5 units of the University General Education requirements. In the absence of transfer credit, additional general electives may be necessary to satisfy total units for the degree. Students should refer to the section on undergraduate admission procedures for specific information on admission and evaluation.
Introduction (1 course; 4.5 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
  • CYB 200 Introduction to Cybersecurity
Foundation Technologies (6 courses; 27 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
  • CYB 211 Operating System Fundamentals
  • CYB 212 Introduction to Networking
  • CYB 213 Data Fundamentals for Cybersec
  • CYB 214 Quant Tools for Cybersec Pro
  • CYB 215 Fund of Virt and Cloud Comp
  • CYB 216 Programming for Cybersecurity
First Core Sequence (5 courses; 22.5 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
  • CYB 320 Tech Writing/Proj Mgnt for CYB
  • CYB 331 Secure Linux System Admin
  • CYB 332 Secure Windows Administration
  • CYB 333 Security Automation
  • CYB 340 Sys Sec Arch for Cybersec
Second core sequence (6 courses; 27 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
  • CYB 420 Sec Audit and Assessments
  • CYB 450 Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • CYB 451 Incident Handling/Response
  • CYB 452 Intro to Ethical Hacking
  • CYB 453 Network Defense
  • CYB 454 Cybersec Planning and Policy
Project (3 courses; 13.5 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
  • CYB 499A Cybersecurity Project I
  • CYB 499B Cybersecurity Project II
  • CYB 499C Cybersecurity Project III