Our online cybersecurity degree tracks explained
Explore a proactive approach to security measures using ethical hacking. Keep threats from becoming attacks.
Examine the industry’s best reactive tactics. Eliminate vulnerabilities and keep defenses strong.
Mix both tracks for a broad overview of cybersecurity.
Earn your online cybersecurity degree from Maryville, and you can start a successful career in a role such as:
- Information assurance engineer
- Information security analyst
- Information security manager
- IT auditor
- IT security consultant
- Network architect
In business settings such as:
- Information technology
- Large corporations
Find out more about BS in Cybersecurity careers.
What is the median cybersecurity salary?
With your online bachelor’s in cybersecurity, you can build a foundation to pursue careers with median salaries such as:
Information Security Analyst
Information Security Manager
Information Technology Auditor
Information Assurance Engineer
or IT Security Consultant
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, June 2020
**PayScale.com, July 2021
Why choose Maryville for your online cybersecurity bachelor’s 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 cybersecurity, built this curriculum based on their experiences in the field. Having a direct connection to the cybersecurity 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 cybersecurity training?
The cybersecurity industry doesn’t exist in a vacuum, and neither should your knowledge. The online cybersecurity bachelor’s degree 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.
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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.
Why choose an online cybersecurity bachelor’s degree over computer science?
Information technology is changing constantly. By earning a cybersecurity degree online, you’re building long-term expertise. It’s not technology our society is trying to better understand; it’s the data it produces. An online cybersecurity bachelor’s degree prepares you with skills to meet the changing threats as technology evolves.
Higher income potential
Cybersecurity jobs pay 16% more than other information technology jobs, according to Burning Glass Technologies. That’s a salary premium of $12,700 per year.
Your cybersecurity bachelor’s degree can open the door to rewarding and satisfying careers. U.S. News & World Report ranks “information security analyst” fourth on its 2021 list of the best technology jobs.
The cybersecurity program at Maryville is housed in the John E. Simon School of Business, which affords students the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and skills in broad business areas. This business acumen allows cybersecurity professionals to understand the impact of security breaches on the organization, as well as the context in which resources to protect the company are sought. Understanding the business beyond the IT network helps cybersecurity professionals make the best possible recommendations for an entire organization as they help to mitigate vulnerabilities.
At Maryville, we are intentional with providing the same experience for both online and on-campus students. No matter our students’ location, they have access to virtual machines, which house many of our practical learning programs.
The Maryville Cyber Fusion Center allows students to work with external organizations that the CFC provides cybersecurity services to. Additionally, the CFC is set up to be similar to security operations centers in the industry today.
The challenges for cybersecurity professionals will include increased attacks on legacy systems that are housed in organizations worldwide, as well as the protection of the country’s critical infrastructures.