Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity


Program Description

Cyber-attacks are being waged all over the world - whether at a corporation, government agency, or communications system. From online banking to electronic commerce to transportation operations, our world increasingly depends on a cyber-infrastructure. Handling these diverse software and controls systems against malicious users has become a national priority.

The demand for cybersecurity professionals has never been greater. The U.S. Department of Labor projects a 22% growth in network security related careers through 2020. Be prepared to meet this critical need and secure your IT career with a Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity from American National University.

With a bachelor's degree in cybersecurity, you will be prepared to compete for entry-level positions like network security specialist, digital forensics, and incident response specialist or vulnerability analyst.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity is also available through American National University Online.

Your Learning Experience

The American National University's Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity program is designed to prepare you for a rewarding career in the network security industry. As a student, you will learn practices for the design of secure modern networks as well as how to secure existing computers and networks - both wired and wireless; and cover topics about evolving threats and the proper use of specific security tools. Your coursework will focus on:

  • The core set of skills needed for practical and dynamic network defense.
  • Technical issues related to safe software and architectures, as well as the broader issues of privacy and legal ramifications.
  • Topics ranging from cryptographic methods, data and information security, virtualization and cloud computing, disaster recovery and risk management principles, computer forensics and investigations, and biometrics it applies to computer security.
  • How to investigate cybersecurity threats and master techniques needed to protect the network.

Whether you are interested in starting or advancing your career in this specialized field, this program will prepare you to sit for certifications exams from vendors such as Microsoft® and industry-recognized certifications exams administered through CompTIA® and EC Council®. These certifications can help you stand out in today's competitive job market and broaden employment opportunities.

American National University promotes a progressive learning format, so as you earn your degree in cybersecurity, you can immediately use your training to advance your career as you further your education in the field of cybersecurity; or continue your education in other high-demand fields at the bachelor's degree and graduate levels in areas such information technology and business administration management.

Why American National University?

  • Convenience and flexibility – With day and evening classes you have the flexibility to work as you earn your degree.
  • Personal attention – You’re not just a face in a crowd, our small class sizes allow for personal attention from instructors.
  • Career professionals as instructors – With current and relevant curricula, you will learn from instructors with real-world field experience who will guide and mentor you.
  • Career services – Our career services team starts to help you before you graduate with your resume, cover letters, interviewing techniques and how to search for great career opportunities.
  • Alumni benefits – Our support doesn’t end at graduation, as an alumnus you will have access to our career services and refresher courses available throughout your career.
Last updated Mar 2019

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In 1886, a group of visionary educators and business leaders saw the need for a higher education institution focused on career-based training to meet workforce needs in the southeastern United States. ... Read More

In 1886, a group of visionary educators and business leaders saw the need for a higher education institution focused on career-based training to meet workforce needs in the southeastern United States. Together they founded what is now known as American National University with the intent of training workers in business, banking, accounting, administration, and other skilled professions. Read less
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