Companies in today’s digital economy understand that they can no longer ignore the importance of cyber security oversight. Rasmussen College understands that businesses need people to manage critical information, protect priceless data and be prepared for the unpredictable. Earning a cyber security degree online can help prepare you to enter this specialized area of technology armed with information security knowledge and investigative skills in as few as 18 months.1
In-Demand Skills and Industry Certifications
You’ll gain key skills in our cyber security program using real-world tools, techniques and applications such as cryptography, Windows®, Linux®, Cisco®, VMware® and Microsoft Azure. When teaching comes from those who have years of experience, learning feels vital and relevant. You’ll find immersive online cyber security courses led by passionate, industry-experienced instructors.
You’ll be prepared for industry cyber security certification exams, including Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+). Rasmussen College will reimburse you for up to three exam application fees.
Along with program-specific skills, students in all programs and at all credential levels learn six employer-valued transferable skills, or soft skills: critical thinking, digital fluency, information literacy, communication, diversity and teamwork, and ethics and professional responsibility.
All six skills are strategically embedded into your program, further preparing you for your career. As a cyber security student, you'll thoroughly research industry standards in ethics and professional responsibility while completing forensic objectives, ensuring compliance with industry standards. Grow your communication skills as you demonstrate thorough use of audience-specific and influential tone to provide convincing security recommendations, including specific support for your chosen recommendations. Learn more about transferable skills.
Flex Choice®: Get Credit for What You Know
This Bachelor’s degree-completion program is available with Flex Choice self-directed assessment offerings, which allows you to blend traditional online courses with self-directed assessments that provide optional coaching assistance. Assessments provide more flexibility, and—at $99 per attempt—this is a more affordable way to receive credit for what you already know. For additional information, visit our Flex Choice page.
Rasmussen College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Finish in as few as
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- Flex Choice®
Students who embrace the role of modern-day forensics and are interested in the challenging role of safeguarding data and information against present-day cyber threats. Also ideal for students with an Associate's degree or previous college credits looking to advance their education and enhance their skills in technology and cyber security.
Prepares you for
Information assurance analyst, information security analyst, information security manager, information systems security analyst, information technology security analyst
Not Sure This Degree Is Right for You?
Turn Your Cyber Security Education into a Career
We’ve made advancing your cyber security career easier by offering Cyber Security courses that fit into a busy working schedule. You will experience practical, hands-on opportunities in your courses, which will prepare you to succeed in the fields of information and cyber security. If you already have an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, or 90 quarter (or 60 semester) credits, you can transfer those credits and accelerate your Cyber Security degree timeline.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.3 Here is just one example of where a Cyber Security degree can take you.
Information Security Analysts
BLS Earnings Data:
- $56,750 10th Percentile
- $73,890 25th Percentile
- $98,350 50th Percentile
BLS Projected Growth 2016–2026:3
BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:
- Bachelor's Degree
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- Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
- Rasmussen College will reimburse you any out-of-pocket costs of the application fee for each first attempt of up to three designated industry certification exams for which you qualify. Should you need to take an exam more than once to receive a passing grade score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees. Rasmussen College will provide practice exams and materials when available.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed May 21, 2019] https://www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] www.bls.gov/ooh/. BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.