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Bachelor of Science
Cybersecurity Technology

Cybersecurity Technology
Bachelor of Science
AT A GLANCE
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
TUITION
  • $250 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

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Protect crucial digital assets with a bachelor's degree in cybersecurity technology.

In the cybersecurity technology bachelor's degree program, you'll learn the operational procedures and technologies to design, implement, administer, secure, and troubleshoot corporate networks while applying cybersecurity principles operationally. Plus, your coursework can help prepare you for several cybersecurity certification exams.

Total Credits Required: 120

  • Required Major Courses: 33
  • Minor and Elective Courses: 46
  • General Education Courses: 41

Required Major Courses

  • (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) 

Digital Forensics Focus

If you are interested in a career in digital forensics, you can take three of the following upper-level courses to satisfy the 9-credit requirement listed above:

  • (3 Credits, CCJS 321)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 424)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 440)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 460)

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

Vertical Pathway

If you completed your undergraduate degree at UMGC with a major in cybersecurity technology, a vertical pathway between UMGC undergraduate and graduate programs in cybersecurity allows you to earn 6 credits toward the following programs:

To be eligible for the pathway, you must enroll in a related graduate program within two years of completing Current Trends and Projects in Computer Networks and Cybersecurity (3 Credits, CMIT 495).

If eligible, you may be awarded credit for the introductory course in the specified graduate program—either Communicating, Problem Solving, and Leading in Cybersecurity (6 Credits, CBR 600) or Decisive Thinking, Communicating, and Leading in Technology Fields (6 Credits, DCL 600T). You may only earn credit for one course through this vertical pathway.

Catalogs

These requirements are for students who enroll in the current academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Bachelor's General Education Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each bachelor’s degree webpage, UMGC Europe maintains certain requirements for all bachelor’s degrees.

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
    (CISSP)
  • 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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