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. Which is why our Cyber Security Bachelor’s degree helps prepare you to enter this specialized area of technology armed with information security knowledge and investigative skills. In as few as 18 months, innovative curriculum and hands-on virtual lab learning opportunities will prepare you to take in-demand certification exams and protect data and information against malicious cyber threats.*
To offer a more flexible schedule and help you save money, we offer Flex Choice®—which allows you to combine traditional courses and optional self-directed assessments to earn your degree with more flexibility and affordability.
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Gain In-Field Cyber Security Skills Employers Seek
Through cutting-edge curriculum and practical, hands-on opportunities in your courses, you’ll gain key skills using real-world tools, techniques and applications such as cryptography, Windows®, Linux®, Cisco®, VMware® and Microsoft Azure®. You’ll also learn essential skills, including:
Implement best practices for secure network design to support physical and virtualized enterprise computing workloads.
Analyze the vulnerabilities and risks of an enterprise, learn investigation and analysis techniques to gather and preserve evidence, learn to develop a disaster recovery plan and create risk analysis documents for all applications by assessing their long-term viability and backup solutions.
Develop security awareness communications to influence the human firewall of an organization to maintain and defend the attack surface of an enterprise.
Security Risk Management
Learn, analyze and evaluate approaches to measuring and managing risks in various business environments in accordance with industry regulatory compliance standards to mitigate threats to business continuity.
Prepare for Industry Certifications
You’ll be prepared for in-demand industry certification exams: Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CSA+). Rasmussen College will reimburse you for your exam application fee.*
Our Grads Work Across Industries
Graduates from our School of Technology programs are working for leading industries, including:*
- Financial Services
117 Years of Successful Graduates
At Rasmussen College, we’ve been dedicated to our mission of preparing students for career success since 1900.
*Industry information reported by Rasmussen College graduates. This list does not constitute an endorsement of Rasmussen College by the industries shown above. Listing does not guarantee or imply that future employment opportunities within these industries will be available.
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Program Entry Requirements
To be considered for admission into the Cyber Security Bachelor's degree program, students must hold a conferred Associate's degree from an accredited institution as recognized by the Department of Education, or students must have successfully completed 90 quarter credits or 60 semester credits with a grade of C or higher.
How Much Could You Earn as an Cyber Security Professional?
In-Demand Career Options for Your Future
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), continuing your education can help you earn a higher salary and advance your technology career.* Here is the average salary and projected job growth for information security professionals:
|Job Title(s)||10th Percentile||25th Percentile||50th Percentile||Job Growth (By Year 2026)|
|Information Security Analysts||$53,760||$69,840||$92,600||28%|
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed September 13, 2017] www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed December 13, 2017] 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.
How Much Will it Cost?
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We Help Make College Affordable
At Rasmussen College, we believe higher education should be a successful investment. That’s why we offer affordable options that make earning your degree attainable. See how you can save:
- Flex Choice® learning option
- Loans and Grants
- Scholarship Opportunities
- Corporate and Military Discounts
- Seamless transfer policies
Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program:
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Time to Complete
Time to complete is dependent on accepted transfer credits and courses completed each quarter.
Industry Certification Exams
Rasmussen College will reimburse you any out-of-pocket costs of the application fee for each first attempt of up to three industry certification exams for which you qualify. Should you need to take an exam more than once to receive a passing score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees. Rasmussen College will provide practice exams and materials when available.
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CompTIA is a registered trademark of CompTIA Properties, LLC.