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BS in Cyber Security

National University
Program overview
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
San Diego
Intakes monthly

San Diego
Intakes monthly

Program description

BS in Cyber Security

Prepare to tackle the challenges of a career as a security analyst, computer network defender, or computer incident responder 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. It starts with a comprehensive understanding of information technology management concepts and fundamental security processes.

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.

Admission requirements

  • All entering undergraduate students without prior college level English and/or Math courses must take the ACCUPLACER mathematics and English evaluation as part of the admissions process. The results of the evaluation are printed immediately and a copy is provided to the student. Read more about Placement by Evaluation. The ACCUPLACER may be taken once at no charge. Subsequent examinations can be repeated after 14 days for a $5 fee. Applicants who have not earned an Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or who have completed fewer than 90 quarter (60 semester) units of transferable college credit must have graduated from high school, passed a high school level proficiency test or received a Certificate of Proficiency from a state Department of Education.
  • Applicants who are considered first time students based on the criteria below must attend an orientation course through WES Training and Development prior to enrolling.
    • Never attended a college or university
    • Education experience is limited to:
      • Competency based education
      • College level courses completed during high school
      • Advanced Placement (AP) credit
      • Military service or training
      • Prior learning credit (CLEP, Dantes, Excelsior, portfolio assessment, etc.)
  • High school graduates transferring from regionally accredited colleges and universities are admitted as degree students if their cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher. Applicants with a GPA below 2.0 may be admitted on probationary admission if the Committee on the Application of Standards (Committee) judges that there is sufficient evidence of potential to complete college studies. Applicants below a 2.0 may submit a petition letter to their advisor for review by the Committee.
  • Individual degree programs may have additional admission requirements.
  • Complete an application for admission and enrollment agreement.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Introduction

  • Introduction to Cybersecurity

Foundation Technologies

  • Operating System Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Networking
  • Data Fundamentals for Cybersec
  • Fund of Virt and Cloud Comp
  • Programming for Cybersecurity

First Core Sequence

  • Secure Linux System Admin
  • Secure Windows Administration
  • Security Automation
  • Sys Sec Arch for Cybersec

Second Core Sequence

  • Sec Audit and Assessments
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • Incident Handling/Response
  • Intro to Ethical Hacking
  • Network Defense
  • Cybersec Planning and Policy

Project

  • Cybersecurity Project I
  • Cybersecurity Project II
  • Cybersecurity Project III

Concentration in Computer Network Defense

Requirements for the Concentration

  • Operating System Security
  • Wireless and Mobile Security
  • Cloud and Virtualization Sec
  • Advanced Network Defense

Concentration in Digital Forensics

Requirements for Concentration

  • Intro to Digital Forensics
  • Operating Systems Forensics
  • Network Forensics
  • Mobile Device Forensics

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

Tuition fees

Please visit the university website for more information about tuition fees.

Qualification

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 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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National University

Since 1971, National University (NU) has been dedicated to meeting the needs of our students by providing accessible, affordable, and achievable higher education opportunities. Since its founding, the NU community has grown to 25,000 students (400 international students from over...


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Contact info

National University

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9388 Lightwave Avenue
92123 San Diego California
United States of America

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