Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity.
Our IT faculty use a learn-practice-apply methodology to provide hands-on experience that applies your skills in real-world cybersecurity scenarios. Learn the strategies and methods that would be used by a malicious hacker, then develop countermeasures to shore up a system’s defense.
Cybersecurity is the practice of protecting against the criminal or unauthorized use of electronic data, or the measures taken to achieve this. Cybersecurity includes protecting computer and network systems from the theft of, or damage to, their hardware, software or electronic data, and any disruption of the services they provide.
Upon graduation from a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity degree program, graduates have potential for careers in private or public sectors, as well as federal agencies, criminal justice agencies, hospitals—really anywhere data is stored electronically. Possible jobs include information security analyst, network and computer systems administrator and tech services.
In a normal circumstance, students can graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity degree in approximately 47 months with no prior college credits. But with University of Phoenix, students can save both time and money by submitting previous educational, job or life experience for evaluation for potential credit through the Prior Learning Assessment. On average, students working toward a bachelor's degree with prior eligible college credits and relevant life experience saved $11k and 1 year off their undergraduate degree.
University of Phoenix offers career-relevant education, provides career services, hires real world faculty and has more than 100 degrees and certificates aligned to over 300+ occupations. Choose from a variety of certificates that you can add to your Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity degree that can allow you to become specialized in many different areas.
We also offer exceptional flexibility. You can log in and complete course work on your time, receive around-the-clock support and choose from frequent start dates. Plus, students can pursue our tuition savings and scholarship opportunities, which can make earning their degree more affordable and take less time.
The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity degree program offers two ways to customize your education. Choose from several elective courses you can take throughout your program. Or choose from lower division and upper division certificates to add to your program. Your Enrollment Representative can help you find the right electives and certificates to take based on your career goals.