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Cybersecurity (BS) Program Overview

Chart your own path as a cybersecurity professional with a Bluefield University B.S. in Cybersecurity degree. You can seize your dream of helping to protect private information for individuals and companies. From learning the basics of information security to advanced skills like tracking down hackers, you will gain the skills necessary to enter the wide-open field of cybersecurity. In Bluefield’s cybersecurity program, students learn how to integrate a Christian perspective into their work in protecting personal data.

Help Protect the Future With a Degree In Cybersecurity

Your coursework builds skills in programming logic, network switching and routing, server administration, and network forensics. Along with fundamental technical skills, you will learn how to think critically about data and how to protect information from hackers who are trying to take advantage of individuals and businesses. Throughout your coursework, there is a focus on ethical decision-making, and the program culminates in an internship where you practice the cybersecurity skills you have learned in your courses.

With your degree, you will be able to provide leadership in the information technology field. Serving as a cybersecurity technician or manager, you can help protect vulnerable data from exploitation by creating robust security systems. The hands-on projects you complete in the program help you choose among a wide range of jobs available locally and nationally. Thousands of jobs are available in the cybersecurity field and the Bluefield University B.S. in Cybersecurity degree prepares you to work in small to large organizations.

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Tuition: $395 Per Credit Hour
On-Campus Tuition & Fees
Next Start: October 11, 2023 (Online)
Next Start: January 8, 2024 (On-Campus)
Time to Complete: 2-4 years*

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

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Courses & Requirements

Bachelor's Degree (BS)
General Education (39-41 Credits)

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

  • Bluefield Core (6 Credits)
  • Christian Studies (6 Credits)
  • Composition (3 Credits)
  • Health & Physical Activity (3 Credits)
  • Humanities – Fine Arts, History, Literature (6 Credits)
  • Math/Natural Science (3-4 Credits)
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences (3 Credits)
  • Degree-Specific Requirements (6-7 Credits)
    • B.A. Foreign Language or Cultural Understanding (6 Credits)
    • B.S. Math/Science Courses (6-7 Credits)
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 (43-45 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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