Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

Prepare yourself for the critical field of cybersecurity with a comprehensive understanding of IT management and security processes.

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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. All students receiving an undergraduate degree in Nevada are required by State Law to complete a course in Nevada Constitution.

Introduction (1 course; 4.5 quarter units)
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Foundation Technologies (6 courses; 27 quarter units)
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First Core Sequence (5 courses; 22.5 quarter units)
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Second core sequence (6 courses; 27 quarter units)
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Project (3 courses; 13.5 quarter units)
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