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Bachelor of Science
Computer Networks and Cybersecurity

Computer Networks and Cybersecurity
Bachelor of Science
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
  • $248 per credit hour (Europe)
  • $250 per credit hour (Downrange)

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Secure your future while protecting crucial digital assets with a cybersecurity degree from UMGC Europe.

In UMGC's award-winning program in computer networks and cybersecurity, you'll learn the operational procedures and technologies to design, implement, administer, secure, and troubleshoot corporate networks.

Designed to combine the benefits of a traditional college education with hands-on training in state-of-the-art computer technology, the computer networks and cybersecurity curriculum integrates technical skill with communication skills and superior general education knowledge. Our cybersecurity students frequently take first place in cyber competitions.

UMGC was named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. UMGC is also a designated National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) institution.

These requirements are for students in the 2020-2021 academic year. For prior year academic requirements, visit our catalog archive.

About the Computer Networks and Cybersecurity Bachelor's Degree

The major in computer networks and cybersecurity begins with courses designed to build your foundational IT skills. You'll then focus on the network security side of IT, learning Microsoft and Cisco technologies and examining other cybersecurity and digital forensics topics. Specifically, you'll write a proposal to design a network, including a plan to administer and maintain the network; learn how to install and configure advanced Windows server services; implement advanced server infrastructure; and troubleshoot IT problems.

  • (3 Credits, CMIT 202)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 265)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 291)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 320)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 321)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 326)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 351)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 495)

Three upper-level courses chosen from any upper-level CMIT courses and (3 Credits, CCJS 321) (9) - Focused study in Microsoft, Cisco, network security, or digital forensics recommended, as follows:

Electives Focus

  • (3 Credits, IFSM 301) - (recommended)
  • (4 Credits, MATH 140) - (recommended, especially if you plan to go to graduate school)

A degree with a major in computer networks and cybersecurity requires the successful completion of 120 credits of coursework, including 33 credits for the major; 41 credits in general education requirements; and 46 credits in the minor, electives, and other degree requirements. At least 17 credits in the major must be earned in upper-level courses (numbered 300 or above). See overall degree requirements.

General Education Requirements

Since some recommended courses fulfill more than one requirement, substituting courses for those listed may require you to take additional courses to meet degree requirements. Consult an advisor whenever taking advantage of other options. See information on alternate courses (where allowable) to fulfill general education requirements (in communications, arts and humanities, behavioral and social sciences, biological and physical sciences, mathematics, and interdisciplinary issues).

Research and Computer Literacy Courses

Communications Courses

Math Course

Arts and Humanities Courses

Behavioral and Social Science Courses

Biological and Physical Sciences Courses

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

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Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you prepare for a career in network management, systems administration, or network security, whether you're new to the IT field or you're looking to move up to middle management.

  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner - Foundational
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
  • CERT Computer Security Incident Handler (CSIH)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNAv7)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP-ENARSI)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP-ENCOR)
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Cloud
  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)
  • CompTIA Linux+ and LPIC-1
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA PenTest+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • ED-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
  • (ISC)2 - Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
  • (ISC)2 - Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • ISFCE Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)
  • Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert
  • Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900)

Please note: Completion of a UMGC course does not guarantee that you will earn an industry certification. You will need to successfully complete an industry exam and any other applicable requirements to earn each certification.

Cybersecurity Program Recognition

UMGC has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security and as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence by the Defense Cyber Crime Center Academic Cyber Curriculum Alliance.


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