Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

Next Start
July 2024
Total Credits
Price per Credit

Protect Critical Information Systems

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity is specifically designed for students seeking to enter the highly in-demand field of cybersecurity, which the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects will grow 28 percent from 2016 to 2026. The program will prepare you to assess and investigate the misuse of data and information systems.

The BS in Cybersecurity program offers flexible learning options, including on-site and online courses that can be completed at your own pace. You can complete this bachelor’s degree in as little as two years, if bringing in prior transfer credits, and can apply to the program with a minimum of a high school diploma or GED.

CityU was designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.

For more information on the Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity, please click here.

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity was developed with guidance from data security leaders and hiring managers in the public and private sectors. The degree combines the governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) skills employers are seeking with those that students will need to be successful now and in the future. Through the study of technology, investigative processes, and cyber-related offenses, you will be prepared to address corporate risks and enter the field as a specialist on data security and cybercrime.

Learning Outcomes

Throughout the cybersecurity bachelor’s program, you’ll learn:

  • Networking protocol for OSI and IP networking
  • The tools, processes, and procedures to secure computer networks
  • How modern computer systems work with data across multiple systems
  • Internet technology, including physical devices and networks, protocols, and services
  • Information systems taxonomies and general applications
  • An overview of the field including the objectives of information security
  • The tools and techniques that security professionals use to implement, monitor, and evaluate security on computer systems
  • An introduction to programming using Python
  • An introduction to programming using the Standard C++ programming language



Founded in 1973, City University of Seattle offers over 60 on-site and online programs designed for busy working adults like you. When you enroll at CityU, you will have the support of a community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are dedicated to helping you finish your degree and reach your goals.