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Online Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security

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Cyber security already matters to you. You create the strongest passwords. You’re the person who actually logs out every time. Instead of scanning privacy policies, you read them. Now turn your curiosity into a career with our online B.S. in Cyber Security.

Maryville's B.S. in Cyber Security at a glance

Why choose Maryville for your cyber security degree?

Our bachelor’s degree is designed to give you all the tools you need to be workforce ready, regardless of prior experience. It’s a comprehensive approach equally beneficial to newcomers, tech junkies, and career changers. The Maryville faculty, which is predominantly composed of professionals who work in cyber security, built this curriculum based on their experiences in the field. Having a direct connection to the cyber security world through faculty not only helps keep your learning current, but also keeps your professional network open. We can help you build the technical foundations used on the front lines of digital defense and key business literacy to keep your mind sound and your skills sharp.

Why mix business with cyber security training?

The cyber security industry doesn’t exist in a vacuum, and neither should your knowledge. The B.S. in Cyber Security is part of the John E. Simon School of Business for a reason — to help you develop the business knowledge to excel in the private and public sector.

Our Cyber Security Tracks Explained:

Offensive Track

Explore a proactive approach to security measures using ethical hacking. Keep threats from becoming attacks.

Defensive Track

Examine the industry’s best reactive tactics. Eliminate vulnerabilities and keep defenses strong.

General Track

Mix both tracks for a broad overview of cyber security.

In other cyber security programs, you’ll talk about problems. Here, you’ll solve them. Maryville University’s Virtual Lab enables you to learn from anywhere on any device, but it’s also a virtual training ground. You can develop technical, hacking, and analytical cyber security skills in a safe and protected environment. Test software. Run investigations. Complete labs. Use our platform to sharpen your skills before you go out in the field.

Thrive in a booming industry.

Growth in the cyber security industry is exploding. Governments, financial institutions, businesses, and health care organizations all have precious data to protect, and they’re spending to secure it. The projections for cyber security jobs indicate industry-wide increases in salaries and benefits. If you have serious credentials like a bachelor’s in cyber security, you can pursue a growing number of opportunities from entry-level on up.

What can I do with an online cyber security degree?

According to technology job site Dice.com, information security jobs rank No. 3 among technology jobs hiring managers are struggling to fill.

Cyber security job titles and median salaries in 2016:

$64,163 Information Technology Auditor
$71,022 Information Security Analyst
$86,747 Information Assurance Engineer
$112,014 Network Architect
$103,339 Information Security Manager
$80,763 Computing, Networking, or IT Security Consultant

Why choose a cyber security degree over computer science?

Information technology is constantly changing. With a cyber security degree, you’re building long-term expertise. It’s not technology our society is trying to better understand, it’s the data it produces. A cyber security bachelor’s prepares you with skills to meet the changing threats as technology evolves.

Higher income potential

Cyber security workers can demand an average salary premium of nearly $6,500 more per year compared to other IT workers, according to Burning Glass Technologies, a company that specializes in job market analytics.

More opportunity

Information security analyst ranked No. 8 among U.S. News & World Report’s “100 Best Jobs” in 2015. IT manager ranked No. 21.

Meet our program’s driving force, Dustin Loeffler

Dustin Loeffler, JD, is a Maryville alumnus who spent 14 years in corporate America with IBM and Boeing. Professor Loeffler is more than an industry expert, he’s a motivator. He challenges students to embrace market-relevant technology, solve problems at every turn, and think critically in doing so. He’s responsible for integrating Apple tools and software into the program as a delivery method for the cyber security curriculum. His commitment to digital learning earned him the title of an Apple Distinguished Educator, putting him among an elite community of 2,000 innovative educators.

The Maryville Online Cyber Security Curriculum: It’s Designed For You

To separate yourself from the competition, you need a specialty. That’s why our cyber security bachelor’s offers you custom tracks normally reserved for graduate degrees. The curriculum is developed with the input of industry professionals to ensure you’re getting a comprehensive view of the industry — from foundations in operating systems to the study of wireless network security through drones. Since our program is housed within the John E. Simon School of Business, you can develop a great business sense, too.