Cyber Security (Bachelor of Science)

Earn an Online Cyber Security Degree (Bachelor of Science)

Prepare for a career applying the technologies and procedures needed to secure information systems. Grantham University’s Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security will give you the cyber security information you need to identify security risks and create effective strategies to stop them. You will also discover how information systems security is essential to organizational success.

What will I learn in this online Cyber Security degree program?
Your curriculum focuses on operating systems, computer architectures, networking protocols and security basics. After graduation, you will possess the knowledge to analyze the role of security within an organization, as well as educate employees within the business about their security responsibilities. Plus, you’ll be prepared to sit for industry-standard certifications in Network+, Security+ and CISSP, where otherwise qualified.

Note: Grantham cannot guarantee successful completion of those exams. In some cases, field experience and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or successfully pass the exams.

What careers can I pursue with a Cyber Security bachelor’s degree?
You could pursue a number of information security careers, such as information security analyst, network administrator or IT security specialist1.

How long is this online Cybersecurity bachelor’s degree program?
At 127 credit hours, your accredited online cyber security degree program is designed to be completed in about 38 months. It could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take every term.

How much will the Cyber Security online degree program cost?
The undergraduate rate is $265 per credit hour – lower if you’re a member of the military, a veteran or part of a military family. Grantham also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.

When can I start?
Courses begin weekly, so we’re ready when you are.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

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Cyber Security Program Outcomes
What is cybersecurity? After successfully completing these cyber security degree programs, you will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline
  • Analyze a system, and identify and define the security risks and requirements for secure operation
  • Design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component or program to meet security needs
  • Address professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society
  • Recognize the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development
  • Use current techniques, skills and tools necessary for computing security practice
  • Identify and analyze security risks of an information system
  • Develop security and recovery policies appropriate to an information system

University Professional Outcomes
Grantham University prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of professional and civic settings by incorporating these five critical life skills into the curriculum:

  • Communication – competence in effective written and oral communication
  • Critical Thinking – ability to analyze problems, reflectively process information and formulate solutions
  • Respect for Diversity – awareness of and appreciation for varieties of human experiences and social structures
  • Professional, Ethical and Social Responsibilities – responsibility to the greater societal good and an applied ethical framework in decision making
  • Lifelong Learning – definition for and acquisition of a continuing pursuit of educational needs throughout their professional lives

Learn how an online degree from Grantham could change your life and ignite your career success. Our online classes are a great fit for active duty military, veterans, military spouses, military personnel, high school graduates, government employees, first responders, law enforcement, firefighters, EMS professionals, EMTs, etc. Contact us at (888) 947-2684 to find out more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities and enrollment process.

Course Highlights & Curriculum

Textbook Information

Curriculum Highlights

Course Number Course Title
CS216 Computer Networks
IS242 Management Information Systems
IS311 Security Operations
IS411 Network Security
IS461 Cryptography
IS471 Computer Forensics

Full curriculum

Course Title Credits
CO101 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
CS105 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
EN101 English Composition I 3
GP210 American Government I 3
GS102 Introduction to Life Science 3
HU260 Strategies for Decision Making 3
MA105 College Algebra 3
GU100 Student Success 1
GU299 General Education Capstone 3
CS192 Programming Essentials 3
CS200 Programming in Java 4
CS216 Computer Networks 3
CS263 Programming in C 4
CS265 Programming in C++ 4
CS316 TCP/IP 3
CS336 System Analysis and Design 4
CS340 Operating Systems 3
CS386 Systems Architecture 4
IS211 Introduction to Information Systems Security 3
IS242 Management Information Systems 3
IS259 Database Applications 3
IS311 Security Operations 3
IS351 Information Systems Project Management 3
IS355 Risk Management 3
IS391 Special Topics in Information Systems 1
IS411 Network Security 3
IS431 Access Control Systems 3
IS461 Cryptography 3
IS471 Computer Forensics 3
IS481 Database Security 3
IS498 Senior Research Project 3
Program and core: 94
Electives (11): 33
Total: 127

Additional online degree details

Degree level: Bachelors
Delivery method: Online
Availability: Available
Starts:Weekly

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