Online Bachelor's in Cybersecurity

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The cybersecurity industry needs skills.

Make sure you have them.

The worldwide cybersecurity market is expected to exceed $300 billion by 2024, according to a study conducted by Global Market Insights, Inc. Businesses, governments, health care organizations, and financial institutions are all dedicating more resources to keeping their data safe. Still, there’s a shortage of 209,000 cybersecurity professionals in the U.S., according to Peninsula Press.

The numbers tell a simple story: There has never been a better time to enter the industry. Don’t let lack of experience curb your expectations. We can prepare you to enter the workforce with prime technical skills, business literacy, and a degree that’s in demand.

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Program Start Date: 01-15-24

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Careers for those with a bachelor’s in cybersecurity include:

  • Information assurance engineer
  • Information security analyst
  • Information security manager
  • IT auditor
  • IT security consultant



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Why choose our bachelor’s in cybersecurity?

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.

Here’s what you can expect with our program:

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100% online with no campus visits required

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Graduate in as few as 2.5 years

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Choose from 3 tracks: Offensive Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity, or Defensive Cybersecurity

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Learn from case studies pulled from the latest headlines

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Complete coursework using the Maryville Virtual Lab, which was distinguished by Apple for mobile innovation.

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Our online  Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program curriculum brings you relevant coursework on hot-button topics such as digital forensics, cyber law, database design, and programming, just to name a few. Study with us, and you can also choose from three unique program tracks to specialize your education further.

Build a general foundation. Not sure where you’d like to focus just yet? Our online cybersecurity degree program’s general track will help you build the skills you need for a variety of positions in the industry. You’ll focus on ethical hacking, networks and security, virtualization and cloud security, and digital forensics.

Go on the offense. Choose the offensive track in our online Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity, and you’ll have the chance to take courses in networks, security, and mobile security. You’ll also dive deeper into ethical hacking.

Choose to play defense. For those bachelor’s in cybersecurity online students who are more interested in the defensive track, your study will focus more on security information and event management, virtualization and cloud security, digital forensics, and incident response and malware analysis.

More about Maryville’s Virtual Lab

In our cybersecurity program, you’ll not only learn about information security but also practice it. Maryville University’s Virtual Lab is both a course-delivery system and a virtual training ground that lets you develop technical, hacking, and analytical cybersecurity skills in a safe and protected environment. You’ll test software, run investigations, and complete labs — all from anywhere, on any device. It’s a great way to build your skills before you take on the world.

Sample Coursework

Ethical Hacking. Students will learn how to approach networks, computers, and mobile devices with the intent of discovering vulnerabilities that could be exploited by malicious hackers.

Digital Forensics. Digital forensics encompasses the collection and analysis of electronic evidence on network, client, and mobile devices. Students will also learn how this evidence is introduced in court.

Incident Response and Malware Analysis. Malware targets and infects Windows computer systems. In order to defend a network against malware, students learn how to recognize threats, respond to information security incidents, and establish defenses.

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Accreditation and rankings

Maryville University is a nationally ranked private college recognized for comprehensive and innovative education focused on student learning, outcomes, and success.

Higher Learning Commission accreditation

Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Forbe's America's Top Colleges 2019 accreditation

Ranked by Forbes among “America’s Top Colleges” for 2019

Kiplinger Best College Values 2019 accreditation

Listed among the “Best College Values 2019” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Money's Best Colleges 2020 accreditation

Ranked among Money’s “Best Colleges” 2020