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Bachelor's in National Security (Cybersecurity)

Increasingly frequent data breaches and threats to national security have required the infrastructure of small and large agencies across all government sectors to include units charged with the maintenance of cybersecurity.

To advance your career in this fast-growing field, Excelsior College offers an online Bachelor of Science in National Security (Cybersecurity concentration) program that will prepare you to protect digital data used in the management of national security. With a foundation in security assessment, and technical knowledge of information technology defense tactics, you'll be able to compete for cybersecurity jobs in the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, and other government organizations.

Earn Your Bachelor's Degree in National Security Online

This online BS in National Security program lets you focus your studies on cybersecurity, and apply up to 9 credits from Excelsior's undergraduate certificate in cybersecurity toward your concentration. Designed to meet the needs of working professionals, this degree path allows you to:

  • Take 8-week online courses flexible enough to fit with your busy life.
  • Complete your degree online at a pace that works with your personal calendar.
  • Learn critical cybersecurity skills from academic faculty and expert practitioners.
  • Transfer prior credit and receive credit for military experience and workplace training.
  • Manage your college costs with affordable tuition and fees, and the opportunity to use your military and veteran education benefits.

Gain Expertise in National Security and Cybersecurity

In this online bachelor's in national security program, you'll learn how the United States and other nations create, evaluate, and revise their national security strategies and policies. With this concentration, you'll also learn how the United States and other nations defend government and business IT systems against attacks from criminal hackers and cyber terrorists.

Our online courses in national security are comparable in quality to similar offerings at campus-based schools, and the cybersecurity concentration will give you working knowledge of subjects such as:

  • Computer systems security
  • Cyber attacks and defense
  • Ethical hacking and legal compliance
  • Cyber crime and terrorism
  • Detection of digital threats
  • Network risk management
  • Security assessment and planning

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BS in national security credit requirements

BS in National Security Degree Requirements

The BS degree in National Security requires 33 credits in the specialized area to complete, with at least 18 credits at the upper level. Each concentration will require students to take 12 credits in core courses, 18 credits in concentration courses, and the Capstone.

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Catalog: Public Service

Public Service Catalog

Review degree requirements, learning outcomes, core courses, and more in the School of Public Service Catalog.

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Institutional Accreditation

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Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

All of Excelsior College's academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State Education Department.

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