Program Overview

The online bachelor’s cyber security degree from Aurora University Online prepares graduates to establish, implement, and oversee a cybersecurity structure for organizations of all types. Students combine technical skills with business knowledge to gain an in-depth understanding of information security operations and responses.

The comprehensive curriculum emphasizes skills and frameworks cybersecurity professionals need to identify potential threats and communicate ethical practices across enterprises. Graduates of the online cyber security degree program are qualified to assess information security from the perspectives of users, stakeholders, policymakers, and hackers.

Develop your skills and knowledge in a program designed for busy, working adults while building on your previously earned credit to complete your bachelors degree and advance your career in cybersecurity.

Curriculum Overview

Throughout the online cyber security degree program, you will develop critical knowledge in management, problem solving, compliance, governance, cybersecurity program development, and more. Coursework is designed to help you pursue your career goals without sacrificing work and family commitments. In a convenient and flexible format, you will develop the knowledge and skills to excel in the cybersecurity field.

Students will have the unique opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom to real-life situations through an internship. In addition to offering placement support, you’ll be paired with a faculty mentor in your field who will provide feedback on various internship-related assignments. Rest assured, you can complete your internship locally as well as at your current place of work, assuming it meets the program director’s requirements.

Learn more about Aurora University’s online bachelor’s cyber security degree first hand in this interview with Professor David Lash, M.S.

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Program Details

  • Next Start Date:January 10, 2022
  • Est. Program Length:2-3 years
  • Credit Hours:120; 40 in major
  • Course Length:8 weeks
  • Cost Per Credit:$425

Course Details

  • CSC1700 Introduction to Computer Programming – 4 hours
  • CSC3200 UNIX/LINUX Administration – 4 hours
  • CYB1100 Foundations in Cybersecurity Management – 4 hours
  • CYB2100 Communicating, Problem Solving, and Leading in Cybersecurity – 4 hours
  • CYB3100 Cybersecurity Governance – 4 hours
  • CYB3300 Risk Management and Organizational Resilience – 4 hours
  • CYB3500 Cybersecurity Program Development – 4 hours
  • CYB3810 Selected Topics in Cybersecurity or CSC3400 Computer Security – 4 hours
  • CYB4940 Cybersecurity Internship – 4 hours
  • CYB4990 Capstone in Cybersecurity – 4 hours

Course details are based on information available at the time of publication. Specific program requirements are subject to change.

Student Internship Information

  • A completed undergraduate application
  • Transcripts (official, sealed) from all previously attended colleges and universities
  • A resume demonstrating two or more years of work experience, military service, or relevant adult responsibilities
  • A personal statement addressing why you wish to enroll in an online program and a description of how you will structure your life and time to be successful
  • For applicants without an earned associate degree and/or 60 hours of transfer credit: Proof of high school graduation or completed GED
  • For applicants with fewer than 15 hours of transfer credit: an official high school transcript with a GPA of 2.5 and above and ACT/SAT scores
  • ​Test-Optional Admission: Applicants with fewer than 15 hours of transfer credit who do not have ACT/SAT scores may choose to be reviewed as test-optional. Admission will be based on your high school academic record.

Students can transfer more than half the credits they need to successfully earn a four-year degree. Aurora University will accept up to 68 credits from a two-year institution and 90 credits from a four-year institution.

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Online Cyber Security Degree Career Outcomes

Increase your earning potential and prepare for career advancement with a degree in cyber security. Graduates are qualified for a variety of roles, including:

  • Computer and information systems manager
  • Data compliance officer
  • Information security analyst
  • Information security specialist
  • Information technology manager
  • IT security consultant
  • Network administrator
  • Security auditor

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