Bachelor’s in Cybersecurity Online

David T., Bachelor’s in Cybersecurity — 2019 Grad

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Which degree track most interests you?

There’s a future for you in cybersecurity.

Let us decrypt it.

Cybersecurity 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 cybersecurity 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 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.

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.

Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
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Our tracks explained:

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Offensive Track

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

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Defensive Track

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

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General Track

Mix both tracks for a broad overview of cybersecurity.

More about Maryville’s Virtual Lab:
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In other cybersecurity 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 cybersecurity 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 cybersecurity jobs indicate industry-wide increases in salaries and benefits. If you have serious credentials like an online cybersecurity bachelor’s degree, you can pursue a growing number of opportunities from entry-level on up.

Demand for cybersecurity workers in the United States nearly doubled from 2013 to 2019, and it’s growing three times as fast as other IT roles, according to a new report from the labor market analytics firm Burning Glass Technologies. Nonprofit IT security organization (ISC)² reports that there are nearly 3 million unfilled job openings globally for skilled security professionals.

What can I do with an online cybersecurity bachelor’s degree?

With your online bachelor’s in cybersecurity, you can build the expertise to pursue careers and median salaries like:*


Information Technology Auditor


Information Security Analyst


Information Assurance Engineer


Network Architect


Information Security Manager


Computing, Networking,
or IT Security Consultant

*Salary information is based on data compiled by

Why choose an online cybersecurity bachelor’s degree over computer science?

Information technology is constantly changing. With a cybersecurity 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 cybersecurity bachelor’s degree prepares you with skills to meet the changing threats as technology evolves.

Higher income potential

Cybersecurity workers can demand an average salary premium of $12,700 per year compared to other IT workers, according to Burning Glass Technologies, a company that specializes in job market analytics.

Exciting opportunities

Your cybersecurity bachelor’s degree can help you qualify for a number of rewarding and satisfying career opportunities. Positions like IT manager and information security analyst ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s “100 Best Jobs” in 2019.

Bachelor’s in cybersecurity online curriculum

We live in a data-driven world. And it’s filled with unknowns — especially when it comes to cybersecurity. That’s why our online Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity 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 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.

Take your education further with Early Access.

Want to take the next step in your cybersecurity education? Get a head start on your master’s degree with our Early Access program.

Through Early Access, you can begin your graduate degree while completing your undergrad requirements, saving you time and money.

Get the most out of your B.S. in Cybersecurity by pairing it with a popular master’s degree like our Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Master of Science in Data Science, Master of Science in Software Development, or Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).

If you’re a qualified undergraduate student and you have not yet completed your elective requirements, we invite you to explore Early Access as an option. To qualify for Early Access, you must have earned at least 75 credits toward your undergraduate degree (with at least 20 credits completed at Maryville) and have at least a 3.25 GPA. You can learn more at our Early Access page, or contact an advisor if you have any questions.

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