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Online Bachelor of Science for Cybersecurity Professionals

From government to private industry — our online cybersecurity program integrates multiple disciplines to ensure you're being exposed to the critical skills and management practices needed to effectively lead cybersecurity missions.

This online Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity prepares students with the necessary skills and competencies for job titles such as: cybersecurity forensic specialists, security analyst, security auditor, security consultant, security risk assessor, security manager, information security officer, security trainer, and security systems designer. These skills include the investigation of various cybersecurity resources, tools, laws, and methods, to strategically assess, evaluate, plan, design, develop, and implement countermeasures for effective cybersecurity defense mechanisms.

In addition to the institutional and general education level learning objectives, the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity also seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates:

  • Compare and contrast the various aspects of cybersecurity including the relationship between cyber defense, cyber operations, cyber exploitations, cyber intelligence, cybercrime, Cyberlaw within Federal and State Laws
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the processes and goals of cyber forensics investigations including the importance of search warrants and chain of custody in a forensic investigation of computer related crimes
  • Develop strategies and plans for security architecture consisting of tools, techniques, and technologies to detect and prevent network penetration, and to design effective cybersecurity countermeasures
  • Analyze network designs, topologies, architectures, protocols, communications, administration, operations, and resource management for wired, wireless, and satellite networks that affect the security of the cyberspace

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The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated American Public University System as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.

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Tuition Costs*

Affordable rates, minimal fees, and plenty of help with financial aid. Primary cost displayed is for those students who are eligible for our military tuition grant.

Military Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour Undergraduate $250 per credit hour $285/credit hour standard rate Master’s Degree & Graduate Certificate $250 per credit hour $370/credit hour standard rate

Transfer Your Credits

Your degree may be closer than you think.

Percentage of Students with Transfer Credit 93% military & military-affiliated undergraduates applied transfer credit

Book Grant Savings: Textbooks and ebooks provided at no cost to all undergraduate students and master’s-level students eligible for the military tuition grant.

*To minimize out-of-pocket costs, active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. In addition, a master's-level book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for master’s-level courses to active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists.

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