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Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Overview
Many organizations are now identifying cyberattacks themselves, rather than relying on the services of external sources. Our online cybersecurity bachelor’s degree helps you develop the skills and knowledge to protect companies from a wide range of cyberthreats.
This online cybersecurity degree provides rigorous training to help you master the fundamentals of cybersecurity, recognize best practices, and identify IT security threats and products.
Coursework in this program is focused on preparing you to:
Analyze a complex computing problem to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
Apply security principles and practices to maintain operations in the presence of risks and threats.
Purdue Global's Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, www.ABET.org.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, information security analyst is projected to be one of the top 10 fastest-growing occupations from 2019 to 2029.† Develop the knowledge and job skills to meet industry demands with an online cybersecurity degree.
Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:
Judgement and Decision Making
Complex Problem Solving
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Prepare to Sit for Industry Certifications
The bachelor’s degree program provides you with the depth and breadth of materials to pursue many of the critical certifications recognized by the information assurance community and for Department of Defense (DoD) personnel, as mandated by DoD Directive 8570.1.‡
Choose from five optional cybersecurity concentrations to focus your electives on an area of study that best fits your desired career path:
CISSP Certification Preparation: Prepare to take the rigorous ISC(2) Certified Information Systems Security Professional exam, demonstrating your knowledge to design, develop, and manage security infrastructures.‡
Cloud Computing: Learn to effectively migrate applications and computing systems to the cloud and learn the intricacies of AWS and Azure. Apply specialized techniques to ensure data security.
Data Management: Study SQL Server, Hive, HBase, and MySQL, and learn how to use these tools to manage, manipulate, and analyze data and to report results.
Game Development: Implement challenges and scenarios to create gamified experiences for recreational or business-related training resources. Game design features include storylines, role-play mechanics, and character profiles for a new game or interactive experience.
Title IV federal financial aid is available for many of our degree programs. Get answers to common financial aid questions, learn about federal student aid, and get the facts about military Shopping Sheets.
We Offer an Affordable Education for Military Students
For undergraduate programs, tuition is reduced 55% per credit for current servicemembers and 38% per credit for veterans. Tuition reductions are also available for graduate programs and military spouses.
‡Students are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.