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Cybersecurity, B.S. (Online)

CBU's online Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity degree program is designed to help students develop the information technology (IT) skills necessary to plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems.

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Program Intro

The online Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity degree program is designed to prepare professionals in the field to address emerging 21st-century challenges. 

48 Units

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16 Months to Completion

*Based on a full-time course load and prior completion of general education and elective requirements

$520 +fees Cost Per Unit

*Based on current academic year. Subject to change.

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Why Earn Your B.S. in Cybersecurity (Online) at CBU?

Learn to Address Today's Cybersecurity Challenges

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity degree program aligns with essential concepts and learning outcomes as identified by the Joint Task Force on cybersecurity education and fulfills the academic requirements of the National Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CD) program.

In recognition of the importance for cybersecurity education, both within the university and nationwide, we have established the California Baptist University Center for Cybersecurity. The center provides program guidance and oversight, general cyber defense information, and collaboration/outreach opportunities among students, faculty, and other institutions.

Attain Multiple CompTIA Certificates

As a proud academic partner of CompTIA, we offer exclusive pathways to attain multiple CompTIA certificates seamlessly integrated within our curriculum. Benefit from reduced pricing and comprehensive access to CompTIA’s cutting-edge online learning resources, empowering you to take the exams with confidence. Moreover, our remote testing option caters perfectly to our online students, providing flexibility and convenience. Elevate your tech career prospects with a degree that not only educates but propels you toward industry-recognized certifications, setting you apart in the competitive IT landscape.

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Program Details

Consistent with the university student outcomes, upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity degree, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply various techniques, including mathematical and analytical algorithms, for the purpose of protecting data at rest, during processing, and in transit.
  2. Examine the process of developing and using software that preserves the security of information and systems.
  3. Analyze security aspects related to the design, fabrication, procurement, integration, testing, and analysis of computer components.
  4. Appraise the security of the connections between information system components, including physical and logical connections.
  5. Examine at a holistic level the security aspects of systems that are composed of components and connections, and use software.
  6. Evaluate the protection of individuals' data and privacy in the context of organizational and personal life, in addition to the study of human behavior as it relates to cybersecurity.
  7. Analyze the types of security laws, regulations, and standards governing the protection of organizations from cybersecurity threats and the management of risk to support the successful accomplishment of an organization's mission.
  8. Examine aspects of cybersecurity that impact the global society, including cybercrime, law, ethics, policy, privacy and their relation to each other.

CYB 420: Offensive Security

This course equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to take an offensive position in regards to cybersecurity and the organization.

CYB 430: Computer Forensics

This course equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully navigate the cybersecurity incident response lifecycle.

NAM 320: Computer and Operating System Architecture

This course explores the theoretical and practical aspects of computer operating systems.

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Brian Bovee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Computer Information Technology
Director of Bachelor’s in Computer Information Technology (Online), Director of Bachelor’s in Cyber Security (Online)

Office Phone: 951-343-2456
Office Location: Tyler Plaza

Thomas Jernejcic, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Information Technology
Director, Online Education for the School of Business; Director, Master of Science in Information Technology Program

Office Phone: 951-343-2170
Office Location: 10370 Hemet Street, Suite 380 Riverside, California 92503

Is financial aid available to help pay for online programs?
Our online degrees offer a reputable and more affordable option for earning your bachelor’s, master's or doctorate degree. When pursuing an online degree, students are freed from the financial obligations that accompany some traditional degrees, such as room accommodations, gas and parking. Additionally, CBU has partnered with select employers to provide their employees with the opportunity to improve their career through their educational goals and receive a 20% tuition scholarship. Learn more about tuition and financial aid.

Are CBU's online programs accredited? 
California Baptist University (CBU), which includes all programs offered online, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Many prospective students are uncertain about which college degrees employers or universities will accept. This regional accreditation by WSCUC means you can be confident that your CBU degree is recognized and respected by schools and companies across the country.

CBU Online has received various awards and has been ranked in the top 50 in the nation - best online bachelor’s degree category by U.S. News & World Report for 7 consecutive years.

What resources do I need to complete my degree online?
To complete your online degree, you will need access to a computer, Wi-Fi and a word processor like Microsoft Word. These are necessary to access the student learning system and complete your assignments. Some programs may require different resources. Check with your enrollment counselor for specific expectations upon applying for your program, or you can view additional information here.

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When you complete and submit your application to CBU, a friendly and knowledgeable admissions counselor will guide you through the admissions process and all the necessary steps to become a Lancer.

CBU accepts applications for online enrollment throughout the year, and most online degree programs can start at 6 semester entry points per calendar year.

2024 Online Semester Classes Begin
Spring 2024 - Session 2 March 4
Summer 2024 - Session 1 May 6
Summer 2024 - Session 2 July 1
Fall 2024 - Session 1 September 2
Fall 2024 - Session 2 October 28

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Career Possibilities

  • Computer System Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst
  • IT Technician
  • IT Security Specialist

*Some career options may require further education.

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Next Steps

Join a growing group of accomplished alumni who earned their degree while balancing career and family goals. To begin your journey at California Baptist University and connect with your God-given calling, request more information or apply today!