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Online BS in Cybersecurity Degree

A Foundation for a Growing Technology Field

Learn the fundamentals of cybersecurity to prepare for an in-demand, entry-level career in the technology industry.

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  • Duration 2-4 years
  • Cost per Credit $495
  • Credit Hours 120

Program Benefits

  • Prepare to enter a rapidly growing industry
  • Learn from faculty with real-world field experience
  • Transfer up to 90 credits

Help Protect Businesses

There is a growing need for skilled cybersecurity professionals across many industries, including local, state, and federal governments. To prepare for an entry-level career in the field, Lindenwood University’s online Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program gives you the strong foundation you need.

Gain the fundamental skills you need to succeed in cybersecurity. Featuring courses in areas such as network security, IT auditing, digital forensics, cybersecurity analysis, penetration testing, and project management, our online cybersecurity degree teaches you the tools and strategies used for battling malicious cyber attacks and protecting businesses.

In addition, our bachelor’s in cybersecurity lets you learn from educators who bring their real-world experience from the cybersecurity field into the online classroom.

Learn more about Lindenwood’s undergraduate degree in Cybersecurity and its graduate degree in Cybersecurity Management first hand in this interview with Professor Angela Holden, DM, PMP.

Transfer Your Credits

We don’t want the college credits you have already earned to go to waste. At Lindenwood Online, we offer a generous credit transfer policy for our undergraduate programs. You can even complete your degree in as few as 30 credit hours taken within the Lindenwood University system.

In addition, we have partnerships with area community colleges, which allow credits to be counted toward your general education requirements.

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A Curriculum Designed to Help You Succeed

Our 120-credit-hour online cybersecurity degree features 24 credit hours in core courses and 36 credit hours focused on cybersecurity.

Through your coursework, you will explore cybersecurity in a variety of environments and gain the technical knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of a cybersecurity analyst and administrator, including penetration testing, digital forensics, and project management.

This program also requires the completion of a capstone course in cybersecurity, plus electives and 42 credit hours in general education requirements.

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Admission Requirements

To apply to our online bachelor’s in cybersecurity program, you must submit the following:

  • Online application
  • All official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended. If you have fewer than 24 college credits, you will need to submit your official high school transcript.

If cumulative college GPA is below a 2.0, the following will also be required:

  • Résumé
  • Letter of intent/personal statement (1–2 page document indicating your interest in the program and Lindenwood)
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What It’s Like to Study Online

Being an online student doesn’t mean that you will sacrifice access to the tools, resources, support, and community that you would have through a traditional on-campus program. In fact, you will still get the college experience — just at an affordable price from the comfort of your home.

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Cost to Attend

We strive to provide a high-quality online education at an affordable price. Our online bachelor’s in cybersecurity program is offered at just $495 per credit hour.

In addition, we offer the opportunity to transfer previously earned college credits, financial assistance, and U.S. military benefits.

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Program Outcomes

  • Analyze the cybersecurity needs of an organization with respect to its business and operational objectives
  • Demonstrate the technical knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of a cybersecurity analyst and administrator, network penetration tester, and forensics investigator
  • Effectively use current cybersecurity tools, emergent cybersecurity theories, and practice to design, implement, administer, and secure information technology system and/or its subsystems
  • Demonstrate excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

Career Outlook

Some of the potential career paths you may pursue after earning your cybersecurity degree online include:

  • Computer network architect: $109,020
  • Database administrator: $90,070
  • Information security analyst: $98,350

Median annual salary information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some of the questions we are commonly asked.

You can complete the online BS in Cybersecurity program as quickly as 24 months.

In addition to Lindenwood’s general education requirements, the online BS in Cybersecurity requires you to complete 22 courses on cybersecurity and related subjects.

You can start your application here.

Yes, there are scholarships available. Find out if you qualify for a scholarship opportunity here.

As a graduate of the online BS in Cybersecurity program, you will be qualified for a variety of entry-level positions within the field of information technology. Possible roles include computer network architect, database administrator, and information security analyst.

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