Online Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

Safeguard society's vital information

Utica College is one of the few colleges in the United States to offer a cutting-edge Cybersecurity degree online and at the undergraduate level.

Utica College's online BS in Cybersecurity degree was developed in connection with the college's respected Center for Identity Management and Information Protection. You'll learn innovative approaches and best practices culled from federal agencies and well known multi-national corporations and organizations, such as the FBI, US Secret Service, US Marshals, TransUnion, and Northrop Grumman.

Cybercrime is increasing: Reports of large cyber breaches at major retail, technology and financial companies continue to permeate the daily news. Statistics show that such crimes-including identity theft, cyber terrorism and cyber espionage are on the rise1.

Clearly, cybersecurity grows more vital with every passing day. Professionals charged with the protection of computer systems and online data have to keep up with increasingly advanced technology and ever-changing attack and infiltration techniques.

Advantages of our Online Cybersecurity Program

Our online BS in Cybersecurity program offers you a unique opportunity to take the most extensive coursework offered in digital forensics and intrusion investigations, cyber operations, fraud investigations, homeland security and emergency management, and information assurance offered in academia built into a convenient and flexible online format. Our program also offers you:

Admission Requirements

The online BS in Cybersecurity degree is a completer program, which means that students must have at least 57 credits or an Associate's degree from a 4-year institution prior to enrolling in the program. Here is a brief application checklist.

Cybersecurity Specializations

Five in-demand specializations are available, allowing you to customize your education to your specific career goals:

Network Forensics and Intrusion Investigation - Combines elements of computer science with computer forensics and vulnerability assessment. Learn to investigate cyber related incidents in a computer network environment.

Information Assurance - Gain an understanding of the wide range of vulnerabilities and threats that affect corporate and government computer networks and be prepared to protect critical information in cyberspace.

Cybercrime and Fraud Investigation - Learn the latest techniques used to accumulate data and evidence in prosecuting cybercrimes, such as credit card fraud, intellectual property theft, pedophilia, terrorism, hacking, and more.

Homeland Security and Emergency Management - Gain an understanding of public administration and technology challenges related to homeland security, counter-terrorism and emergency management, as well as the national incident management system.

Cyber Operations - Learn defensive and offensive tactics, techniques and procedures. Focus on computer programming, as well as operating systems, vulnerability assessment and penetration testing.

Industry Partnerships

Utica College is proud to partner with several leading organizations to offer networking opportunities, discounts on Industry Certifications test prep and exams, and other benefits.

One such relationship is with CompTIA, an IT association that validates technical skills in the areas of networking, server, security, and technology PC repair and support. Through the Utica College partnership, BS in Cybersecurity students are eligible for generous discounts on the CompTIA A+, Security+, Network+ certification exams.

Tools, Tips and Other Resources -- Learn More About Cybersecurity

Here are a few more interesting tools, valuable tips and other resources in articles, industry links, and press releases to increase your Cybersecurity industry knowledge and assist you as you pursue your education goals.

Topics such as cybercrime, cyber terrorism, and cybersecurity careers are covered, as well as the opportunity to read cybersecurity testimonials and student success.

Get Started Today!

If you have questions about how you can make a difference by protecting the vital information in cyberspace with a Cybersecurity bachelor's degree, Request More Information or call us today toll-free at (866) 295-3106 to speak with a Program Manager.

Our suite of programs in Economic Crime and Justice Studies is formally recognized by the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA) and we are an academic member of the organization.

1 Global State of Information Security Survey from PwC, CIO, and CSO: 2015 results by industry

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    National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Education (CAE IA/CD)
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