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Online BS in Cybersecurity | Cyber Security Bachelor of Science Degree

Students can earn the following CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Association) certifications: Cloud, Linux, Network, and Security Analyst.

Why pursue a Cybersecurity degree at NEC? Our program was developed in alignment with the National Security Agency (NSA) requirements and follows the NSA and the Department of Homeland Security National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD) model.

With our online BS in Cybersecurity, you will learn to

  • Evaluate the computer network and information security needs of an organization.
  • Evaluate cybersecurity risk management policies in order to adequately protect an organization’s critical information and assets.
  • Measure the performance of security systems within organizations of all sizes.
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, and update an information security system.
  • Implement continuous network monitoring and provide real-time security solutions.
  • Formulate, update, and communicate short and long-term organizational cybersecurity strategies and policies.
  • Successfully complete a security examination and achieve certification in basic security principles and applications.

Choose from two tracks: technical and business. The technical track caters to programmers, database specialists, and networkers. The business track is ideal for project managers and other leadership roles.

This program follows the Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD) model. This model establishes core program standards and is sponsored by both the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Why Choose Our Online BS in Cybersecurity?

  • Streamlined admission process—Only submit your application and transcript(s); no ACT/SAT score is needed.
  • Financial aid and generous transfer credits are available.
  • Four-credit courses provide deeper knowledge and allow you to finish your degree sooner.
  • Learn from faculty who are highly experienced cybersecurity professionals.
  • Enjoy hands-on learning that includes case studies and real-world simulations
  • Collaborate with other students within a virtual team.
  • Watch video lectures as many times as you need to understand the material.


For full course descriptions, and information about electives, contact Lisa Conn.

Cybersecurity Foundations
Cybersecurity Principles
It System Components
Basic Networking
Policy, Legal, Ethics and Compliance
Basic Scripting and Programming
Technical Track
Basic Cryptography
Technical Track
Operating System Concepts
Technical Track
Technical Track
Network Defense
Technical Track
Cybersecurity Planning and Management
Business Track
Security Program Management
Business Track
Security Risk Analysis
Business Track
Cybersecurity Planning and Management
Business Track
Fraud Prevention and Management
Business Track


Lisa Conn, Director of Graduate Enrollment
School of Graduate and Professional Studies