Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

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Reach your career goals with a cybersecurity degree​

Cybersecurity is a rapidly growing field. Students in the Cybersecurity and Policy program are prepared for a burgeoning career field fighting worldwide “cybercrime” and protecting digital resources from hacking, fraud, and malware viruses. Our Bachelor Degree in Cybersecurity and Policy provides many advantages.

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Cybersecurity Degree Overview

Networks are always on and a constant vigilance is needed to protect corporate data, government confidential information, and classified military information. Students who earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity and Policy will be prepared for a challenging and rewarding career field  fighting worldwide cybercrime and protecting the digital world from hacking, fraud, and malware. Cybersecurity students will be in a growing field of study with multiple opportunities to assist businesses, governments, and the military to protect their networks, data and systems.
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Cybersecurity Courses & Curriculum

To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity, students must earn 120 semester credit hours. Unless noted otherwise, all courses carry three semester credits hours. Program requirements are listed below.

Lower Division Requirements (60 credits)

18 credits
  • COMP 110 Computer and Office Applications
  • ENGL 101 English Composition I
  • ENGL 102 English Composition II
  • GNED 112 Student Success Strategies
  • MATH 106 College Mathematics
  • MATH 110 College Algebra
15 credits
  • ACCT 101 Principles of Financial Accounting I
  • BUS 110 Foundations of Business
  • BUS 202 Critical Thinking and Decision Making
  • BUS 230 Business Ethics and the Legal Environment
  • MGMT 210 Introduction to Project Management
18 credits
  • CBSC 235 Foundations of Cyber Security
  • CBSC 245 Cyber Law
  • CBSC 265 Network Security Management
  • COMP 140 Introduction to Data Communication and Networking
  • COMP 236 Survey of Operating Systems
  • COMP 251 Computer Systems Technology
9 credits elective courses

Upper Division

  • Successful completion of general education course requirements
  • Successful completion of lower division core courses
12 credits
  • ENGL 395 Research and Report Writing
  • MATH 323 Research and Statistical Analysis
  • PSYC 201 Principles of Psychology
  • SCIE 312 Environmental Science and Sustainability
30 credits
  • CBSC 301 Introduction to Digital Forensics
  • CBSC 305 Introduction to Cybercrime and Homeland Security
  • CBSC 320 Information Security
  • CBSC 405 Security Policies and Procedures
  • CBSC 415 Network Defense and Countermeasures
  • CBSC 425 Evaluating Emerging Technologies
  • CBSC 435 Firewalls for Security
  • CBSC 497 Network Security Design (Capstone Project)
  • COMP 315 Security Administration I
  • COMP 316 Security Administration II
18 credits elective courses

Cybersecurity Requirements & Outcomes

  • Design a network that meets identified strategic objectives and which reflects emerging trends and issues in cybersecurity.
  • Apply appropriate network countermeasure policies designed to prevent security breaches of data and information.
  • Apply professional and ethical standards of conduct that ensure the protection of personal privacy.
  • Develop comprehensive security plans of computer systems, networks, and storage servers
  • Complete an admissions interview conducted in person or via online methods.
  • Sign and submit an attestation of high school (or equivalent) completion.
  • Equivalencies include a GED Certificate. Home schooled students must present a diploma that meets the requirements of the state in which it was issued. (Students with non-US credentials please see International Student Admissions Requirements below).
  • Submit a completed application
  • Arrange for official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended to be submitted to the Office of Records and Registration, University of the Potomac.
  • Submit grade reports or scores from any recognized college equivalency examinations (e.g., CLEP, DANTES, and Advanced Placement).
  • Submit certificates from any corporate education training or professional development programs. (Note: An ACE evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for corporate educational training.)
  • Submit military training documents. (Note: An ACE military evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for military training.)
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Bachelor in Cybersecurity Jobs & Opportunities

Cyber Security is the acquisition, discovery, collection, analysis, and reporting of evidence found on computers and networks. Anti-cybercrime professionals work with these devices, as well as routers, servers, and the Internet to analyze increasingly complex digital crime scenes. More and more, digital evidence is used for civil, criminal, and administrative proceedings, so the evidence must be obtained and used in a way that ensures the admissibility in a court of law. Cyber Security is a young and growing field. Graduates will be entering a market where opportunities are expanding and companies are looking for the brightest in a new tech revolution.

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Cybersecurity Concentrations

Government Contract Management Concentration Courses

  • CBSC 310 Computer Security
  • MGMT 308 Government Contract Law
  • MGMT 326 Principles of Federal Acquisition (FAR and DAR)
  • MGMT 330 Purchasing and Material Management
  • MGMT 332 Cost and Price Analysis
  • MGMT 350 Contract Administration
  • MGMT 450 Contract Modification and Options

Healthcare Management Concentration Courses

  • HLTH 303 Information Systems for Health Systems
  • HLTH 400 Societal Health and Policy Issues
  • HLTH 403 Global Health Administration
  • HLTH 405 Healthcare Financial Management
  • HLTH 435 Strategic Healthcare Planning
  • MGMT 411 Total Quality Management

Information Management Concentration Courses

  • CBSC 320 Information Security
  • MCAP 303 Organization and Technology of Information Management
  • MCAP 351 Management Support Systems
  • MICS 341 Systems Analysis and Design
  • MICS 455 Computer Networking and Telecommunications
  • MICS 461 Database Management

International Business Concentration Courses

  • BUS 310 Export/Import Marketing
  • MGMT 303 International Business Management
  • MGMT 311 Supply Chain Management
  • MGMT 440 International Organizational Development Strategies
  • MRKT 424 International Marketing
  • MRKT 450 New Product Development (US and Global) Management Concentration

Management Concentration Courses

  • MCAP 303 Organization and Technology of Information Management
  • MGMT 360 Leadership
  • MGMT 365 Managing Conflict and Change
  • MGMT 417 Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 424 Negotiations Management
  • MGMT 427 Operations Management
  • MGMT 435 Strategic Management and Planning

Bachelor in Cybersecurity Frequently Asked Questions

Cybersecurity is one of our undergraduate programs. With the Cybersecurity program that UOTP offers, you’ll gain an in-depth grasp of how to safeguard data, information, systems, networks, and programs from known, unknown, planned, and unexpected attack, loss, or theft.

Depending on whether you will choose to study full-time or part-time, on-campus or online, earning a bachelor’s in Cybersecurity will typically take you four years to complete. However, you can choose an accelerated program to complete your degree in less time.

UOTP aims to provide qualitative education at an affordable price. So we can assure you that it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to get your degree. You can have a clearer idea of how much you will be spending on your education by calculating your school cost. Not to forget that UOTP offers financial aid, scholarships, and other financial resources to keep your education affordable.

With a Cybersecurity Degree from UOTP, you’ll be able to play a critical role in assisting enterprises in dealing with data network and computer system compromises, breaches, and invasions. You’ll also be well-prepared for many other opportunities, such as chief information security officer, security engineer, forensics expert, cyber analyst, cryptographer, security administrator, and more.

Yes, you can. The University of the Potomac gives you the opportunity to choose whether you want to enroll in an on-campus or online Cybersecurity program. It is entirely up to you to choose how you want to get your degree. 

It all starts with you deciding to study Cybersecurity. After you make sure that you meet the UOTP admission requirements, you check the application deadline and start with the application procedures. Not to forget that you can always contact an admission officer to help you with the whole process.