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Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
The growing and imperative need to protect sensitive personal and financial data from being shared widely online is why many career seekers consider pursuing a cybersecurity degree a worthwhile investment in their future.
National University’s Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program prepares students to become top security analysts, network defenders, and computer incident responders with coursework that gives them a comprehensive understanding of information technology management and security processes. Our curriculum is taught by expert faculty with real-world experience so you can gain the competencies needed in the field. Each course is only four weeks long, so the program can be completed in a shorter time frame than a traditional bachelor’s degree.
Secure Your Future Protecting Computer Networks from Unauthorized Activity
NU’s BS in Cybersecurity also offers career-focused concentrations in Computer Network Defense, Digital Forensics, or Information Technology Management. A concentration can expand your knowledge in a given area and help make you more competitive in the job market. If you are interested in a job with potential for growth, long-term security, and a good salary, a career in cybersecurity could be an excellent option.
The National Security Agency (NSA) has designated National University as a National Center of Academic Excellence (NCAE) in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) through 2028. More information on the National Center of Academic Excellence (NCAE) in Cybersecurity program can be found here: https://www.nsa.gov/Academics/Centers-of-Academic-Excellence/
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredits public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the U.S.
95% of graduates with a Bachelor’s in Cybersecurity are employed in their related field.
Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics
The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity (BSCYB) program prepares those who wish to meet the increasing demand for cybersecurity professionals in nearly all modern organizations. The coursework provides you with an understanding of basic information technology management concepts, fundamental security skills, and the legal and ethical issues associated with cybersecurity. The Digital Forensics specialization provides a greater focus on investigation and analysis of computer systems and networks. Upon completing this program, you’ll be prepared to work in positions such as security analyst, computer network defender, and computer incident responder.Learn More
Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity, Computer Network Defense
The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity (BSCYB) program prepares those who wish to meet the increasing demand for cybersecurity professionals in nearly all modern organizations. The coursework provides you with an understanding of basic information technology management concepts, fundamental security skills, and the legal and ethical issues associated with cybersecurity. The Computer Network Defense specialization takes a specific focus on assessing and addressing the security issues related to computer networks. Upon completing this program, you’ll be prepared to work in positions such as security analyst, computer network defender, and computer incident responder.Learn More
National University students are encouraged to joint our Cyber Team Nucl3@r. The cyber team apply the knowledge and skills they gain in class by competing in challenging cyber competitions like the Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, Collegiate Pentest Competition, National Cyber League, and Cyberforce Competition. These competitions also allow students to demonstrate their skills to potential employers.
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.
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“This program provides in-depth coverage of the major focus areas within the cybersecurity discipline, along with hands-on practical labs where the student can apply the principles and skills learned through lecture and readings. The program is aimed to provide all students the ability to work on teams focused on protecting information assets of any size enterprise.”
-Prof. William Reid, Academic Program Director, Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
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“The MS Cybersecurity program was an awesome technical experience! It was great to get actual real-world experience for the skills you are learning, as well as the key business components that relate to the such as project management, presentation, and teamwork.”
– Jonathan Race, Class of 2018, Founding Cyber Team Captain
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