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Online Bachelor of Science (BS) in Cybersecurity

Stand on the frontlines of information security

As the number of cyberattacks have grown in frequency, government organizations, financial institutions, healthcare organizations and corporations in all industries understand the importance of professionals who will keep their confidential information, private records and their overall information secure.

The online Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity degree program is designed to prepare a generation of students to enter the workforce equipped to create innovative solutions to protect information in the face of hackers and growing cybersecurity threats. Through your study you will gain a wide range of experience and a deep understanding of the cybersecurity field as you take courses in areas such as cybersecurity, systems analysis, cybercrime and information warfare, encryption techniques and more.

This program will provide you with knowledge in the specialty areas needed to complete the CompTIA Security-Plus (Security+) cyber certification examination(s), covering network security, compliance and operational security, threats and vulnerabilities, application, data and host security, access control and identity management and finally, cryptography.

Special opportunities:

  • Gain hands-on experience working in our cybersecurity lab applying your knowledge in areas such as cyber-attacks and defenses, cloud security, and cybercrime and information warfare.
  • Learn from faculty who are experts in the field of cybersecurity and have extensive background experience working in both industry and government.
  • Intern with a local organization and gain real world experience putting the cybersecurity theories and applications you’ve learned in the classroom to the test.
  • Work under the supervision of experienced faculty as you complete an independent study, applying your learnings to a research project relevant to the field of cybersecurity.
  • Benefit from the flexibility of classes that fit your schedule and support 24/7 for online learning students.

 

Your cybersecurity degree at work

Bachelor in cybersecurity graduates will be prepared for demanding positions in public and private sectors overseeing, operating, or protecting critical computer systems, information, networks, infrastructures and communications networks. These graduates typically pursue careers as information security analysts particularly in the banking and financial industry, healthcare industry, governmental organizations and within the military.

Students who choose to pursue a graduate degree following their bachelor in cybersecurity are well positioned to pursue graduate degrees such as a MS in Cybersecurity or a MA in Information Technology Management.

Perspectives

This program prepares graduates to secure information security analyst positions immediately upon graduation by immersing them in a cybersecurity program grounded in theory and based upon practice. Our cyber-lab provides students with opportunities to learn about cybersecurity through ‘hands-on’ application.

— Dr. Stephen Forsha, Director of the School of Business and Technology

Requirements/Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity degree at William Woods University consists of 124 distinct credit hours for graduation — including 57 core major credits and a capstone component.

Courses you may take

CMJ 385

Digital Evidence and Forensic Investigations

3.00

CMJ 440

Cybercrime and Information Warfare

3.00

CMJ 447

Information Security

3.00

CSS 210

Introduction to Cybersecurity

3.00

CSS 310

Cybersecurity Law & Ethics

3.00

CSS 324

Cybersecurity & Internet Architecture

3.00

CSS 325

Cyber Attacks and Defenses

3.00

CSS 401

Encryption Techniques

3.00

CSS 410

Social Engineering

3.00

CSS 420

Critical Infrastructures

3.00

CSS 440

Cloud Security

3.00

CSS 490

Cybersecurity Capstone

3.00

MIS 100

Cloud Computing

3.00

MIS 225

Database Management Systems

3.00

MIS 250

Networking

3.00

MIS 350

Project Management

3.00

MIS 425

Enterprise Systems

3.00

MIS 450

Systems Analysis

3.00

Curriculum

 


Admissions Information

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