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Bachelor's Degree

Cybersecurity
Bachelor's Degree Online Program

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CLASSES START
Jul 8th

32 Mo.

Program Length

120

Credits

Online

Format

MBA

Dual Credit

Bachelor's Degree

Cybersecurity
Bachelor's Degree Online Program

Your career as a cybersecurity expert IS possible with Herzing

AccreditationAccredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Transfer creditUp to 90 approved credits
Format100% online coursework you can take right at home
BenefitsSmall class sizes with industry-experienced instructors; prep for key certifications from Cisco, Microsoft and CompTIA—built-in as part of your tuition
QuickPathsEarn dual credit towards an MBA degree program; transfer credit, stackable credentials, and adaptive learning technology build a faster pathway to a higher education with Herzing University
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Cyber Security Bachelor's Degree - Online

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity degree is a 120-credit undergraduate program which prepares you for a career in information security.

The online degree program provides students with fundamental knowledge and skills in end-user support, network infrastructure administration, security, scripting, client/server operating systems, technical communication and much more.

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Career-focused curriculum

Discover the crucial knowledge and skills required to succeed in your work and build a foundation for continued career growth.

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Flexible schedule

You can take classes during the day or in the evening. We strive to be as flexible as possible for busy non-traditional students.

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Virtual services

Access to extensive virtual services, including academic advising, tutoring, support services, technical support and library services.

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Lifelong support

We support your ongoing career advancement by providing comprehensive, personalized student services with lifelong career coaching.

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Rolling admissions

No application deadlines to worry about. Apply when you’re ready and prepare to get started soon.

Classes Start July 8th

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Curriculum

Cybersecurity program classes & curriculum

Our undergraduate bachelor’s degree track prepares students for a wide variety of positions in the field of cybersecurity. Foundational topics include end-user support, network infrastructure administration, security, scripting, client/server operating systems, technical communication and much more. You can find a full list of classes listed below.

All classes are delivered online with a required capstone or internship (if available in your state).

ProgramMonthsiCredits
Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity32120
*Average number of months for students to complete program
Program availability varies by location

Dual-Credit MBA Option

When you enroll in our cyber security bachelor's degree program, you’ll also have the option to save time and money by earning up to 12 credits towards your Herzing Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

Required Courses in Information Technology

All courses, 67.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Elective Courses in Information Technology

A minimum of 12.00 semester credit hours in the field of information technology, information systems, computer science or a related discipline are required, of which 6 credits must be at the 300, 400, 500, or 600 level.

Required Capstone or Internship

3.00 semester credit hours are required.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in this bachelor's degree must complete a minimum of 36.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline. 12.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications 9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity) 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Personal and Professional Development Courses

2.00 semester credit hours is required.

Requirements

Cybersecurity program enrollment requirements

Prerequisites to enroll in the Herzing University Cybersecurity bachelor’s degree program include:

  1. Completion of high school diploma, GED or equivalent
  2. Meet and interview with a Herzing University admissions advisor
  3. Complete an enrollment application

With Herzing University your new career in cybersecurity IS possible. Partner with a lifelong partner in learning and take the first step.

Eligible states for enrollment: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, District Of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands.

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Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best online bachelor’s degree programs in 2024.

Herzing University is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Accreditation & Recognition

Our accredited & recognized online school

We strive to earn rank as one of the top private, nonprofit universities in the United States. Just as you work every day to become the best version of yourself, so do we as a university.

We are proud to have attained institutional accreditation in addition to industry recognition for our accomplishments helping students earn a college education and find career success.

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Careers

What can I do with a degree in cybersecurity?

There are a variety of jobs you can potentially qualify for with a cybersecurity degree, including:

  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Computer Network Architect
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Cyber Operations Officer
  • Cybersecurity Technician
  • Incident Responder
  • Network Engineer
  • Penetration Tester (also known as an “ethical hacker”)

Information Security Analyst ranked #5 Best Job in America for 2023 by U.S. News & World Report.

Every employer will have their own titles with unique roles and responsibilities. Our program is designed to help you build the foundation to qualify for many different types of jobs in cybersecurity, so you have the flexibility to pursue the career of YOUR choosing.

Elect our dual credit option towards an MBA to best position yourself for a possible career move into a management role.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

On average, it takes 32 months to earn your degree in cybersecurity from Herzing University and become a cybersecurity analyst. You may be able to decrease how much time it takes by transferring up to 90 prior approved college credits into our bachelor’s degree program.

Yes, it's worth it!

Today, cybersecurity is more important now than ever before. There are large amounts of sensitive data online, including personally identifiable information (PII), protected health information (PHI), and intellectual property, all of which needs protecting.

In addition to potential high earnings and a strong projected job outlook, the field can also be personally rewarding because you can help protect important data belonging to people and organizations. The field is growing, with more and more doors opening up to great career opportunities.

If you enjoy IT, problem solving, and enjoy technical challenges, take the first step with Herzing University and start your new career.

As with any skill, learning cybersecurity takes study, practice, and hard work. However, anyone who takes genuine interest in programming, how computer networks work, and security in the age of technology is capable of learning the fundamentals of cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity specialists develop and deploy the plans and software that keep data secure, private, sound, and accessible by the right people within a business or organization.

Information assurance professionals focus on the business more than the software. Instead of focusing on the design of the security, they focus more on determining what data to protect, to what extent, and whether the protections are effective. and whether the protections are effective.

The average pay for information security analysts was $124,740 per year ($59.97 per hour), according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).*

The BLS projects an increase in demand well beyond the average U.S. occupation, with employment projected to grow 32% from 2022-2032.*

People who look at cybersecurity programs may also be interested in different types of IT degrees, such as a computer networking bachelor's degree. With this degree, students learn how to install, configure, administer and maintain elements of computer network systems including software, operating systems, and programming languages.

Another popular degree choice is an information technology (IT) degree program. This degree can help prepare students to install, maintain, manage, repair and secure complex computer network systems. IT technicians support customers who are experiencing computer-related problems and troubleshoot components, hardware and software, including printers, scanners, email and work processes.

Students with a stronger interest in building applications or learning to code may prefer to explore our software development or computer programming degree programs.

As part of a cybersecurity degree program, you will take classes that provide you a fundamental knowledge of networks and information software. Herzing’s curriculum includes course topics in:

  • Cyber Law and Ethics
  • Database Concepts and Applications
  • Ethical Hacking
  • IT Project Management
  • Network and Server Operating Systems
  • Network Defense
  • Network Security
  • Programming Logic

An undergraduate cybersecurity degree is a technical degree that offers students the knowledge needed to protect and defend internet/intranet computer networks, operating systems, and data from cyber attacks. It focuses on systems thinking, security principles, and adaptive incident response tactics.

Herzing’s cybersecurity program covers additional topics in cryptography, cyber law and ethics, information assurance, computer forensics and network defense.

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This program prepares students for a broad range of positions in the field of cybersecurity. Foundational skills taught include end-user support, client/server operating systems, network infrastructure administration, security, scripting, database fundamentals, , virtualization, and technical communication. Advanced skills include database design, project management, information technology management and business systems analysis. Coursework in this program provides a foundation for select industry certifications. These certifications enhance employment opportunities but are not a state specific requirement.

Additional topics in cybersecurity include cybersecurity concepts, cryptography, cyber law and ethics, information assurance, ethical hacking, designing network security, computer forensics and network defense.

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Though I was worried about taking classes online, I found it to be a great experience that helped me improve my time management skills.

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Disclosures

* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics 2023 / Occupational Outlook Handbook 2022. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing neither represents that its graduates will earn the average salaries calculated by BLS for a particular job nor guarantees that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.

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