Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
Be a Leader in the Field of Cybersecurity
Gain in-demand skills and prepare for exciting career paths in the field of cybersecurity with the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity. The need for cybersecurity expertise continues to grow, and this program will prepare you to seek entry into the field with confidence.
The BS in Cybersecurity program is taught by expert faculty with real-world experience so you can gain the competencies needed in the field. Four-week classes are designed to help you to fit school into your busy schedule, so you can complete your assignments around your work and personal responsibilities. Plus, you’ll gain the skills you need to be successful in the field as you complete one class at a time, one month at a time.
Once you complete the core cybersecurity classes, you’ll have the opportunity to take a four-class concentration in either Computer Network Defense or Digital Forensics. In the Computer Network Defense concentration, you’ll focus in on actions taken to defend against unauthorized activity within computer networks. In the Digital Forensics concentration, you’ll study the recovery and investigation of materials found in digital devices. A concentration can expand your knowledge in a given area and help make you more competitive in the job market.
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Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of National University’s Bachelor’s in Cybersecurity program, you will be able to:
- 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 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
Our four-week classes and leading professors work with your schedule to get the most out of our BS in Cybersecurity program. You could be starting as soon as next month by reaching out today.
- Security analyst
- Security engineer
- Security architect
- Security administrator
- Forensic engineer
- Penetration tester
- Information systems security manager
- Application security engineer
- Vulnerability assessor
To learn more about career opportunities and benefits of a bachelor’s in cybersecurity, read our post: Is a Cybersecurity Degree Worth It?
National University has developed academic pathways that build upon the coursework at various community colleges to help you reach your academic goals, so you can pick up on your bachelor’s degree studies right where you left off in your relevant associate degree program.
Learn more about National’s Cybersecurity Pathways and see what classes you may qualify to receive credit for, or reach out to speak to an admissions counselor about your specific community college’s cybersecurity program today.
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.
1 course; 4.5 quarter units
CYB 200 Introduction to Cybersecurity
6 course; 27 quarter units
|CYB 202||Introduction to Networking|
|CYB 204||Operating System Fundamentals|
|CYB 206||Introduction to Cybersecurity|
|CYB 213||Data Fundamentals for Cybersec||CYB 206|
|CYB 215||Fund of Virt and Cloud Comp||CYB 202, CYB 204|
|CYB 216||Programming for Cybersecurity||CYB 215|
First Core Sequence
5 courses; 22.5 quarter units
|CYB 320||Tech Writing/Proj. Mgnt. for CYB|
|CYB 331||Secure Linux System Admin||CYB 216|
|CYB 332||Secure Windows Administration|
|CYB 333||Security Automation||CYB 331, CYB 332|
|CYB 340||Sys Sec Arch for Cybersec||CYB 333|
Second Core Sequence
6 courses; 27 quarter units
|CYB 420||Sec Audit and Assessments||Recommended: prior completion of CYB 340. At least 13.5 units of the first core sequence must be completed before this course.|
|CYB 450||Cyber Threat Intelligence||CYB 340|
|CYB 451||Incident Handling/Response||CYB 340|
|CYB 452||Intro to Ethical Hacking||CYB 340|
|CYB 453||Network Defense|
|CYB 454||Cybersec Planning and Policy||CYB 340|
Concentration in Computer Network Defense
4 courses; 18 quarter units
|CYB 460||Operating System Security||CYB 420 and completion of all core CYB classes before starting the concentration, CYB 450, CYB 451, CYB 452, CYB 453, CYB 454|
|CYB 461||Wireless and Mobile Security||CYB 460|
|CYB 462||Cloud and Virtualization Sec||CYB 460|
|CYB 463||Advanced Network Defense||CYB 460|
Concentration in Digital Forensics
4 courses; 18 quarter units
|CYB 470||Intro to Digital Forensics||CYB 420 and completion of all core CYB classes before starting the concentration, CYB 450, CYB 451, CYB 452, CYB 453, CYB 454|
|CYB 471||Operating Systems Forensics||CYB 470|
|CYB 472||Network Forensics||CYB 470|
|CYB 473||Mobile Device Forensics||CYB 470|
3 courses; 13.5 quarter units
|CYB 499A||Cybersecurity Project I||Completion of Computer Network Defense Concentration
or completion of Digital Forensics Concentration
|CYB 499B||Cybersecurity Project II||CYB 499A|
|CYB 499C||Cybersecurity Project III||CYB 499B|
Prof. William Reid
Academic Program Director, Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
“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.”
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