Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
Information security breaches, cyberattacks, and online threats continue to increase in frequency and make news around the world. Businesses, government agencies, and individuals are all at risk, and the demand for cybersecurity professionals is expected to grow.* Purdue Global’s bachelor’s degree program is designed to help you master the fundamentals of cybersecurity, applying industry-accepted and emerging practices to solve real-world security problems.†
Upon completion of the program, you could be able to evaluate security trends, recognize best practices, and understand IT security products and threats. You will explore the depth and breadth of materials to enable you 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.‡
Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Program Highlights
This online bachelor's degree program provides you with rigorous training designed to prepare you for entry-level positions across the field of cybersecurity.† As a graduate, you should be able to implement current and emerging practices, and understand the significance of security management in today's society. The curriculum emphasizes the need to obtain relevant certifications to excel in the cybersecurity field.
Programs outcomes for this degree include:
- Technology skills: Apply current tools and methodologies to secure systems.
- Client specifications: Analyze users’ security issues.
- System specifications: Design secure information systems.
- Technology analysis: Evaluate information security trends, practices, and products.
Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Professional Competencies
Courses within the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity could help students develop the following skills:
- Personal presentation
- Multiculturalism and diversity
Accelerated Master’s Degree Option
Interested in continuing on to pursue a graduate degree? Earning a minimum course grade in select bachelor's degree courses can gain you entry into a shortened version of Purdue Global's master’s degree in information technology or cybersecurity management. Complete both your bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in less time and at a lower cost than completing both programs separately. For details and eligibility requirements, speak to an Education Advisor upon enrollment in this bachelor’s degree program.
Higher Education at the Highest Standards
Purdue University Global is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.
What are the Career Opportunities?
Earning your online bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity at Purdue Global may help you develop valuable skills that are applicable to a broad range of positions across the field, including†:
- Security policy analyst/specialist/manager
- Security administrator/engineer
- Security architect
- Security programmer
- Security researcher
- Forensics analyst/investigator
- Ethical hacker/penetration tester
- Many more
What Courses Will I Take?
The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity's rigorous curriculum is designed to prepare you with real-world knowledge. Course topics include:
- Ethical Hacking
- Network Security
- Computer Forensics
- Digital Forensics
- Routing and Switching
- Linux Security
- Intrusion Detection and Response
- Core Credits40
- Major Credits117
- Elective Credits23
- Total Credits180
Tuition and Fees
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Indiana resident military veterans: tuition for online undergraduate degree and certificate programs is $220.00 per quarter credit hour.
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*Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Information Security Analysts, on the internet, www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.
†Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.
‡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.
§Purdue University acquired Kaplan University in March 2018 and created Purdue University Global, which is following the same curriculum format and instructional delivery methods as developed and used by Kaplan University. These disclosures are based on Kaplan University data reported prior to the acquisition.