Online Cybersecurity Degree
Bachelor's Program

Help prevent, detect and combat IT security risks with a bachelor's degree in cyber security.

Computer networks and 24/7 internet access have opened new possibilities for business and society—but they’ve also created new risks. Organizations are now bound to comply with an increasing number of regulations around the use, storage, and securing of personal data. If you love to investigate problems, a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity degree could be the right program for you.

Developed with input from industry experts, employers and advisory boards, you'll gain the fundamental knowledge of networks and software all IT professionals need, plus specialized cybersecurity skills in ethical hacking, network security, computer forensics, applied cryptography, and more.

Cyber Security Degree Program Highlights:

  • Opportunity to prepare for key networking certifications from Cisco, Microsoft and CompTIA, with the cost of these three certifications included in tuition
  • Remote-access virtual lab activities for some of your courses, so you can learn by doing no matter where you are
  • Become familiar with a wide range of platforms and technologies, ensuring adaptability on the job
Classes start November 25.
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Why Herzing

Like all Herzing University programs, our online cyber security degree program offers career-focused education developed specifically for busy adult learners.

  • Built-in preparation for three key networking certifications from Cisco, Microsoft and CompTIA as part of your tuition
  • Access to remote-access virtual lab activities for some of your courses, so you can learn by doing no matter where you are
  • Small class sizes led by industry-experienced instructors
  • Develop practical, industry-current skills along with key theoretical knowledge
  • Become familiar with a wide range of platforms and technologies, ensuring adaptability on the job.

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 MBA. We offer a Technology Management concentration option that is a natural fit with this and our other IT degrees.

Cyber Security Bachelor's Degree Program Online

Careers

Cyber security Career Paths

Information Security Analyst ranked #4 Best Technology Jobs in America for 2019 by U.S. News & World Report.

While most employers agree that IT professionals are increasingly in demand, there’s a special need for cybersecurity professionals. In fact, a 2017 report from the Center for Cyber Safety and Education estimated that there will be a shortage of 1.8 million skilled cybersecurity workers by 2022.

As a cybersecurity professional, you could work in many different environments, from small businesses to government agencies. Your skills could be especially in demand with industry sectors which handle sensitive data, such as financial services organizations and healthcare providers. 

A Cyber security Degree could be right for you if you:

  • Find satisfaction in technical problem-solving and investigation
  • Can anticipate potential threats arising from new and developing technologies
  • Are naturally drawn to working with computers and technology

What are potential Cybersecurity job titles?

Job titles for entry-level cybersecurity positions often overlap with titles in other IT fields, so it’s important to examine the job description and requirements when looking for work.  As a Herzing cyber security degree graduate, you will be well prepared to launch your career in a variety of roles. Possible job titles may include:

  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Cybersecurity Technician
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Security Technician

How do I advance in my career?

As with all IT fields, cybersecurity is highly dynamic and constantly subject to new developments. You will need to stay curious and stay informed about the field to maintain a competitive edge after graduation. 

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Curriculum

Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Degree Program Curriculum

Developed with input from industry experts, employers and advisory boards, Herzing University's bachelor's degree in cybersecurity offers the fundamental knowledge of networks and software all IT professionals need, plus specialized cybersecurity skills in ethical hacking, network security, computer forensics, applied cryptography, and more.

ProgramCreditsMonths*
Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity12036
*Average number of months for students to complete program
Program availability varies by location

Online & on-campus availability

The Herzing cybersecurity bachelor's degree program may be completed online, with at least partial class availability offered at 3 locations if you are interested in an on-campus experience:

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.

What certifications/licensure does the cyber security program prepare you for?

In addition to earning a bachelor's degree, you will have the opportunity to prepare for key networking certifications from Cisco, Microsoft and CompTIA, with the cost of these three certifications included in tuition.

Dual-Credit MBA Option

When you enroll in our cyber security degree program, you’ll have the option to save time and money by earning up to 12 credits towards your Herzing MBA. We offer a Technology Management concentration option that is a natural fit with this and our other IT degrees.

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