Cyber Security

Bachelor's Degree

Next program start date

May 12, 2021

Finish in as few as

18 months1

Learning includes

  • Online
  • Campus Support and Resources
  • Flex Choice®

With predicted global spending on cyber security products and services over the next five years nearing $1 trillion, securing information and defending data is essential.2 Rasmussen University understands that businesses need people to manage critical information, protect priceless data and be prepared for the unpredictable. This is why our online Cyber Security Bachelor’s degree helps prepare you to enter this specialized area of technology armed with information security knowledge and investigative skills. The Cyber Security program is fully online and available with Flex Choice®, which allows you to combine traditional online coursework and self-directed assessments—a more affordable way to receive credit for what you already know.

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After this credential

What Will I Be Prepared to Do When I’m Done?

Prepare for Industry Certifications

Our Bachelor's degree-completion program prepares you for industry cyber security certification exams, including Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+).3

Help Move Your Career Forward

Students earning a Cyber Security degree online develop their knowledge, hard skills and employer-valued transferable skills to contribute to a diverse team against present-day cyber threats. Comprehensive Cyber Security courses help our graduates feel confident advancing their careers in the dynamic world of digital security and modern-day forensics.

Pursue Potential Job Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projected job growth potential by year 2028 for information security analysts is 32%.4 A Cyber Security degree from Rasmussen University can help set you up for success in this growing field.

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Skills

What Skills Will I Gain?

Advanced Networking

Implement best practices for secure network design to support physical and virtualized enterprise computing workloads.

Vulnerability Analysis

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.

Security Awareness

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.

Transferable Skills

You’ll also develop the soft skills you will transfer into your role. Core courses develop your skills in critical thinking, communication, digital fluency, information literacy, diversity and teamwork and ethics and professional responsibility. Learn more about transferable skills.

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Defend data with real-world tools, techniques and applications such as cryptography, Windows®, Linux®, Cisco®, VMware® and Microsoft Azure®.

Sample Courses

What Types of Classes Will I Take?

    Virtualization

    • CNT 3777
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Studies current virtualization technologies and strategies for virtualization of servers, clients and applications. Includes coverage of distributed virtual switching, server-side vs. client-side desktop virtualization and virtual appliances.

    Hacker Techniques, Tools and Applications

    • CIS 4456
    • Online
    • 3 Credits

    Introduces hacking tools and incident handling, including various tools and vulnerabilities of operating systems, software and networks used by hackers to access unauthorized information. Addresses incident handling methods used when information security is compromised.

    Malware Reverse Engineering

    • CEN 4200C
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Examines tools and methodologies of designing malware, discovering data used by malware and analyzing malware via disassembly and/or decompilation. Provides an understanding of how to understand malware of unknown origin, or malware for which source code is unavailable, as well as malware analysis and auditing of closed-source software.

23 Courses to Complete

90 Credit Hours

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Entrance Requirements

To be considered for admission, 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 or 60 semester credits with a grade of C or higher.

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Help Paying for College

Higher education should be a manageable investment. Talk to an admissions advisor and learn how these programs can make it more affordable with Flex Choice® learning options, loans and grants, scholarship opportunities and corporate and military discounts for those who qualify.

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Class Locations

Where Can I Find an Online Cyber Security Program Near Me?

At Rasmussen University, we want our courses to be available for your schedule; not the other way around. Many of our programs are available on campus or online. Select programs are available for enrollment through a specific campus, but students complete the courses online and are able to utilize online and on-campus support and resources. Click below to find an online Cyber Security program near you.

  • Online
  • Florida
  • Illinois*
  • Kansas
  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • Wisconsin
  1. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
  2. Cybersecurity Ventures, Cybersecurity market Report [accessed July 11, 2017] http://cybersecurityventures.com/cybersecurity-market-report/
  3. Rasmussen University 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 University will provide practice exams and materials when available.
  4. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 1, 2020] www.bls.gov/ooh/. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
  5. Any student who is not transferring successfully completed Introduction to Business and Programming Fundamentals course equivalents will be required to successfully complete the required coursework within a regularly scheduled term at the regular non-AcceleratED tuition rate prior to acceptance into the AcceleratED Bachelor’s Degree Program.
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