Online BS in Cybersecurity | Cyber Security Bachelor of Science Degree
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Why Choose NEC for Your BS in Cybersecurity?

  1. Streamlined admissions process — only an application and transcript(s) required, no ACT/SAT needed!
  2. Financial aid available and transfer credits accepted. (talk to your admissions counselor about transfer credits)
  3. Students can earn the following COMPTIA certifications: Security Analyst, Network, Cloud, Linux and more.
  4. Our 4 credit courses allow for deeper knowledge, which will help you prepare for industry certifications.
  5. 4 credit courses allow you to finish your degree sooner, and get out into the job market!
  6. 2 program tracks, technical and business, allow you to specialize in your area of interest.
  7. Learn how to work in a virtual team.
  8. Synchronous sessions with industry experts.
  9. Case studies and simulations utilized for hands-on learning.
  10. Video lectures allow you to watch as many times as needed for you to understand the material.

Online BS in Cybersecurity | Cyber Security Bachelor of Science DegreeMore than 1.5 million cybersecurity professionals will be needed to accommodate the global shortfall by 2020. Within the US, more than 209,000 cybersecurity jobs are unfilled, and postings are up 74% over the past five (5) years. Our Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity prepares you to meet this market need.*

Our Online BS in Cybersecurity is geared towards both non-technical professionals whose current employment duties may be enhanced by study of Cybersecurity issues, as well as current IT professionals who desire to enhance and expand their effectiveness and marketability by adding a suite of cyber skills to their resumes. The program is also useful for business and project management students who are interested in the management issues related to a study of cyber topics. The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security jointly sponsor the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD). Our program follows the CAE IA/CD model.


Upon completion of the BS in Cybersecurity, you will be able to perform the following:

  • 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 an enterprise-level information system.
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, and update an enterprise-level 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.

For full course descriptions, and information about electives, contact Casey Walker.

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


Casey Walker, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
School of Graduate and Professional Studies


*Burning Glass Technologies Research. (2015). Job market intelligence: Cybersecurity jobs, 2015. Retrieved from