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Program: Technology: BS in Cybersecurity (Without Concentration)

Bachelor's in Cybersecurity Degree

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program is aligned with the academic requirements for Cybersecurity set by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This new cybersecurity program prepares you for jobs with the U.S. Cyber Command, the NSA's signals intelligence operations, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and private companies who need cybersecurity professionals.

A national leader in workforce development and online education for more than 40 years, Excelsior offers career-building programs designed specifically for working adults. This cybersecurity degree program is tailored for students who have tight schedules and a strong educational foundation built through military training, job experience, and/or previous college coursework.

To eliminate obstacles that degree-seeking adults often face, Excelsior offers:

  • Online classes that you take on your own time—they won't clash with your work or family schedule.
  • Affordable tuition, low student fees, and flexible payment plans that make for a budget-friendly degree.
  • Generous transfer policies that reduce the number of classes you need to complete your bachelor's degree in cybersecurity. You may transfer credit either for prior courses from accredited colleges, or for eligible forms of military training and job experience.
  • Attentive support from our award-winning team of academic advisors.

Learn about Excelsior’s cybersecurity faculty program directors.

A Cybersecurity Degree that's Affordable and Flexible

As an accredited college, Excelsior meets or exceed rigorous standards of academic quality. Our online cybersecurity degree program is based on input from industry leaders to ensure that you receive the most up-to-date training in areas such as:

  • Cyberattacks and defenses
  • Cybersecurity Defense in Depth
  • Computer forensics
  • Cryptography
  • Security Focused Risk Management
  • Secure Mobile and Cloud Computing
  • Secure Software Development and Analysis

This program is designed to provide you with deeply technical, interdisciplinary knowledge and skills with extensive opportunities for hands-on applications through labs, simulations, and exercises in cybersecurity.

BS in Cybersecurity Tuition and Fees

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Program: Technology: BS in Cybersecurity Degree Requirements

BS in Cybersecurity Degree Requirements

Minimum of 120 credits: 60 in arts and sciences, 52 in the cybersecurity component with a minimum of 15 at the upper-level, and 8 in free electives including information literacy.

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Program Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Describe defensive network architecture that use multiple layers of protection.
  • Analyze technologies and processes that monitor, maintain, and protect the data of an institution.
  • Evaluate and apply Industry Tools to respond to cyber incidents.
  • Create and disseminate cybersecurity reports to stakeholders.
  • Conduct risk and vulnerability assessments of existing and proposed security systems.
  • Develop and implement organizational cybersecurity policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand professional, ethical, and social responsibility, including the effect of culture, diversity, and interpersonal relations.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in communicating technical information in formal reports, documentation, and oral presentations to users and information technology professionals.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to professional development and to continue to engage in lifelong learning.

Educational Objectives

 As an Excelsior College bachelor's level cybersecurity graduate, within a few years of graduation, you are expected to:

  • Apply general and discipline specific concepts and methodologies to identify, analyze and solve problems in the cyber technology discipline.
  • Demonstrate an individual desire and commitment to remain technically current with, and adaptive to, changing technologies through continuous learning and self-improvement.
  • Demonstrate independent thinking, function effectively in team-oriented settings, and maintain a high level of performance in a professional/industrial environment.
  • Communicate effectively in a professional/industrial environment.
  • Perform ethically and professionally in business, industry, and society.
  • Attain increasing levels of responsibility and leadership in the cyber technology field.

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Recognition for Cybersecurity Programs

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security designated Excelsior as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education for its Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program.

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National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College

The National Cybersecurity Institute is an academic and research center dedicated to assisting government, industry, military, and academic sectors meet the challenges in cybersecurity policy, technology, and education. The Institute's unique team of cybersecurity experts draws from different industries and organizations who are working together to educate and advise the public and private sectors on today's cybersecurity issues and needs.

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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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