100% Online B.S. in Cybersecurity

Join One of the Nation’s Fastest-Growing Career Fields.

Grow your career with a degree from the University of Saint Mary.

Whether protecting consumers from downloading malware to prevent massive cyberattacks on our nation’s infrastructure or defense systems, cybersecurity is vital. Almost daily, hackers find ways to breach previously impenetrable firewalls, making the need for cybersecurity professionals urgent. Transfer in with an associate degree and earn the online Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity from the University of Saint Mary.

Courses are taught by expert faculty and practitioners in the field to ensure you gain the relevant skills employers look for in applicants. An internship is built into the degree curriculum to provide firsthand experience and insight into the day-to-day operation of cybersecurity. You’ll graduate as a well-rounded professional with cybersecurity skills, combined with essential business skills to help you communicate effectively with stakeholders and think strategically about core business functions.

A degree from the University of Saint Mary puts you in a position to successfully compete in today’s job market. Along with advanced skills and insightful knowledge in your chosen field, you’ll gain the disciplined focus to achieve your career goals. As you stand among the accomplished alumni of the University of Saint Mary, you’ll be able to leverage our reputation as you build your own.

IACBE Accredited

1.5–2 Years to Complete

100% Online

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A Career-Focused Curriculum

Unlike traditional computer information systems programs, the online B.S. in Cybersecurity degree from the University of Saint Mary curriculum has a strong emphasis on computer forensics and IT system defense. This focus allows students to build the most valuable skillsets for 21st-century information management careers. Students can complete the fieldwork experience requirement locally as well as at their current place of work. Internship placement services are also available. Courses you may take in this program include:

CYB 354 Data Structures & Algorithms

The course introduces data structures and algorithms which provide a variety of solutions to searching and sorting tasks. Students are expected to apply Big O notation efficiency techniques to analyzing time and space complexity.

CYB 400 Ethical Hacking and IT System Defense

Students will explore common countermeasures that effectively reduce and/or mitigate attacks. The course covers common information-gathering tools and techniques, types of malware, port scanning and more.

CYB 370 Computer Forensics

This course covers the recovery and analysis of digital evidence, addressing legal and technical issues. Students develop the skills needed to launch and conduct a successful digital investigation.

CYB 410 Cryptography

The course helps students understand the foundational elements of modern cryptography. Topics include classical ciphers, symmetric ciphers, DES, AES, block cipher, stream cipher, asymmetric ciphers, RSA, hashing functions, digital signatures, key management and key distribution.

Online Convenience, Educational Excellence

Earning your bachelor’s or master’s degree from the University of Saint Mary online is a vital step in building the future you want. Flexible and convenient, our online degree programs help you balance work, family and other commitments with your education. Solid curricula, experienced faculty and engaging courses provide you with a high-quality education from a prestigious university, paving the way for career success.

Get Ready to Protect and Defend

The job outlook for cybersecurity professionals is on the rise with an expected 13% growth for computer and information technology occupations through 2030.1 Roles like information security analyst, which has an impressive growth rate of 33%,2 can put you at the forefront of cybersecurity and data management in settings like businesses, hospitals, academic institutions, government agencies, and more.

The professional connections, real-world training, and industry-specific expertise you gain in the online Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program from the University of Saint Mary set you up for long-term career success and advancement.

In-Demand Cybersecurity Jobs

  1. Information Security Analyst
  2. Security Architect
  3. Information Systems Security Engineer
  4. Malware Analyst
  5. Penetration Tester
  6. Cloud Architect
  7. Forensic Engineer

The University of Saint Mary is a Catholic institution in Leavenworth, Kansas, that has been educating students since 1923. Guided by the vision of its founders, the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, the university seeks to inspire students and to prepare them for value-centered lives and careers that will benefit our global society.

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Sources

  1. “Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer and Information Technology Occupations.” Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Retrieved on October 12, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov.
  2. “Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer and Information Technology Occupations.” Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Retrieved on October 12, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov.