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BCY - Cybersecurity

Technology Programs Undergraduate Bachelor of Science

Program Delivery

Online Program

Program Level


Degree Designation

Bachelor of Science

Program Type



College of Graduate & Continuing Studies


Program Description

The Cybersecurity major is designed for military, government, and private sector professionals who seek to complete their bachelor's degree and who want to further their careers by developing specialized skills in the high-need area of network security.

 The cybersecurity curriculum balances general education and core cybersecurity courses with elective and project-based courses that allow students to delve into sub-areas such as national security policy, offensive, and defensive information warfare, penetration testing, and malware forensics. All courses are designed to hone foundational skills in critical thinking, research and analysis, ethical decision-making, and oral and written communications.

Program Specific Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission criteria listed on the admission website, eligible students must have basic networking, programming, and operating systems knowledge acquired through prior coursework, certifications, or military training is required for entry into the program.

Accelerated Master's Track
This major offers an accelerated track to complete a major in Cybersecurity (B.S.) and a Master of Science (MS), with a concentration in Cybersecurity.
Students requesting admission into the Master of Science program in Cybersecurity will typically be expected to earn at least a grade of “B” in graduate-level coursework taken in AMT courses and a minimum overall cumulative undergraduate Bachelor’s GPA of 3.0.

Two graduate-level courses must be taken during the student’s undergraduate junior or senior year.
These courses, which will count toward both the student’s B.S. and M.S. requirements, are:

  • GI 510: Introduction to Information Assurance

  • GI 511: Management of Information Assurance

A candidate for the accelerated master's track will typically self-identify or be invited by an advisor/professor/director upon becoming a student in the online degree-completion program.


  • A letter of intent

  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty, and

  • A resume

The required application documents should be submitted to the program School (CGCS-Technology Programs) typically no later than the second term of the student’s participation in the Cybersecurity program. These items are similar to those used to seek admittance to the Master of Science, Cybersecurity program.
Upon acceptance by the Director of the Technology Programs at the College of Graduate and Continuing
Studies, an approved student may submit a request to enroll in the required CGCS courses. Those who
receive approval and register for the courses must still meet graduate program standards.