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Cybersecurity (BS) Program Overview

Embark on a dynamic journey in the ever-evolving world of cybersecurity with Bluefield University’s B.S. in Cybersecurity. This program is designed for those who aspire to be at the forefront of defending digital information in an increasingly connected world. Delve into the intricacies of information security, from foundational principles to sophisticated tactics used in countering modern cyber threats.

Help Protect the Future With a Degree In Cybersecurity

Your curriculum will immerse you in the realms of advanced network defense strategies, ethical hacking, cloud security, and cyber threat intelligence. You will not only master technical skills like network security, system administration, and cyber incident response but also develop a critical mindset for analyzing complex data security challenges. The program emphasizes ethical considerations in cybersecurity, guiding you to make responsible decisions in protecting sensitive information.

Equipped with this degree, you’ll be poised to lead in the IT sector, taking on roles such as cybersecurity analyst, incident responder, or security architect. You’ll have the opportunity to safeguard critical data against sophisticated cyberattacks, contributing to robust security infrastructures. The practical projects and an industry-focused internship included in the program will expose you to real-world scenarios, preparing you for diverse career paths in both local and global contexts. With a burgeoning demand for skilled professionals in the field, the Bluefield University B.S. in Cybersecurity degree offers a solid foundation for a rewarding career in various types of organizations, from startups to multinational corporations.

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Tuition: $395 Per Credit Hour
On-Campus Tuition & Fees
Next Start: May 2024 (Online)
Next Start: August 2024 (On-Campus)
Time to Complete: 2-4 years*

* Time to complete can be reduced with prior learning and transfer credits

Available Grants & Scholarships

Gain real world experience through projects and internships.
Help protect vulnerable data from exploitation online.
Learn critical skills to prepare for certification.

Courses & Requirements

Bachelor's Degree (BS)
General Education (39 Credits)

General Education requirements may be fulfilled in more specific courses for certain majors

  • Introduction to the Writing Process
  • Fundamentals of Speech (3 Credits)
  • Biblical Perspectives (3 Credits)
  • Developing the Christian Mind (3 Credits)
  • Math/Science* (3 Credits)
  • Fine Arts/Humanities* (6 Credits)
  • Social/Behavioral Science* (3 Credits)
  • Degree Requirements (BA or BS/BSN)* (6 Credits)
  • Personal Wellness (2 Credits)
  • ESS Activity Course* (1 Credit)
  • Career Pathways I & II (2 Credits)
  • Career Pathways III & IV (2 Credits)
  • Career Pathways V & VI (2 Credits)

* Course or requirement includes multiple options. Online offerings may differ.

Major Requirements (36 Credits)

  • Information Systems Fundamentals
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Linux Fundamentals
  • Information Security Fundamentals
  • Network Switching & Routing
  • Windows Server Installation & Configuration
  • Digital Forensic Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Security Programming Logic
  • Database Fundamentals
  • Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems
  • Ethical Hacking & System Defense
  • Cybersecurity & IT Certification Preparation
Second Major/Minor/Electives (45 Credits)
Total Credits: 120

Career opportunities available to graduates of this program include:

Forensic Computer Analyst
Security Systems Administrator
Information Security Analyst
Data Security Analyst
Security Architect
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