Take classes in cyber security online and earn a bachelor's degree in less than 3 years
Learn fundamental training in network security and become an indispensable protector of information. The internet and global connectivity has contributed to incredible innovation—but exposes many areas of risk for potential cyber crime. A degree in cybersecurity can help you preserve and pursue technological innovation by minimizing risk and ensuring the safety and security of information.
Like all Herzing University programs, our online cyber security undergraduate degree program offers career-focused education developed specifically for busy adult learners.
- Go back to school in Herzing's Everywhere Classroom: take classes on your schedule, at your pace
- 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
- 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.
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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).
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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. We offer a Technology Management MBA concentration option that is a natural fit with this and our other IT degree options.
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.
Cybersecurity program enrollment requirements
Prerequisites to enroll in the Herzing University Cybersecurity bachelor’s degree program include:
- Completion of high school diploma, GED or equivalent
- Meet and interview with a Herzing University admissions advisor
- 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.
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 #4 Best Technology Jobs in America for 2021 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. Our MBA in Technology Management is a great fit for security analysts looking to qualify for managerial positions.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
On average, it takes 32 months to earn your degree in cybersecurity from Herzing University. 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cybersecurity Degree Programs
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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 is designed to provide a foundation for select industry certifications.
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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Accreditation and Disclosures
Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2020. 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.