There’s a future for you in cyber security.

Let us decrypt it.

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 cyber security bachelor’s degree online.

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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 Cyber Security, Cyber Security, or Defensive Cyber Security

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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.

Why Choose Maryville for Your Online Cyber Security 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 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 online cyber security 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.

Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission — HLC

Forbes America's Top Colleges 2017

Ranked among “America’s Top Colleges” — Forbes, 2017

Kiplinger's Best College Values

Ranked among the best values in private colleges
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, 2018

Our 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.

More About Maryville’s Virtual Lab:
Log in and Learn

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 computer science field is exploding. Governments, financial institutions, businesses, and healthcare 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 an online cyber security bachelor’s degree, you can pursue a growing number of opportunities from entry-level on up.

“The demand for (cyber security jobs) is expected to rise to 6 million (globally) in 2016, with a projected shortfall of 1.5 million.”

Michael Brown,
CEO at Symantec, the world’s largest security software vendor

What Can I Do with an Online Cyber Security Bachelor’s 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 an Online Cyber Security Bachelor’s 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. An online cyber security bachelor’s degree 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.

Bachelor’s in Cyber Security Online Curriculum

We live in a data-driven world. And it’s filled with unknowns — especially when it comes to cyber security. That’s why our online Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security program prepares you to prevent data theft and preserve data integrity.

The program’s curriculum includes relevant coursework touching 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 an offensive, defensive, or general track to specialize your education further.

You can learn more at our curriculum page.

Build a general foundation.

Not sure where you’d like to focus just yet? Our 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 Cyber Security, 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 cyber security 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.