Bachelor’s Programs in Cybersecurity

The number of cybersecurity threats is on the rise, and the energy industry is a prime target. Excelsior College’s online certificates and degrees in cybersecurity are based on input from industry leaders to ensure you receive the most up-to-date training. Programs are aligned with the academic requirements for cybersecurity set by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
This degree teaches cybersecurity best practices and how to apply in the management of various computing environments composed of different devices and services and comprehensively covers the technical, operations and managerial elements of cyberspace and security.

The curriculum is provided in conjunction with the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College and is aligned with the academic requirements set by the National Security Agency (NSA).

Degree Requirements (120 credit hours) 

  • Technical Component (52 credit hours)
  • Arts and Sciences (60 credit hours)
  • Free Electives (including information literacy) (8 credit hours)

Online Technical Courses for Program:

  • Intro to Microprocessors or Computer Systems Architecture
  • Intro to Cybersecurity
  • Operating Systems
  • Overview of Computer Security
  • Network and Applications Security
  • Cybersecurity Defense in Depth
  • Cyber Attacks and Defenses
  • Computer Forensics
  • Governance, Legal, and Compliance
  • Security Focused Risk Management
  • System Administration
  • Capstone Course
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Institutional Accreditation

Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Kailey Soundara
EPCE Partnership Manager
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Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Cybersecurity concentration)
This concentration focuses on providing broad coverage on the technical, operational, and legal dimensions of cybersecurity.

The BSIT degree is accredited by Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.

Degree Requirements (120 credit hours)

  • Technical Component (includes cybersecurity concentration requirements) (48 credit hours)
  • Arts and Sciences (60 credit hours)
  • Free Electives (including information literacy) (12 credit hours)

Online Cybersecurity Concentration Courses:

  • Computer Forensics
  • Cyber Attacks and Defenses
  • Business Continuity
  • Network and Application Security
  • Organizational Information Security
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Fast-Track Degree Completion with Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

Excelsior College awards academic credit for accredited college coursework you’ve successfully completed, including military and professional training, certifications, licenses, and exams. Learn how to Start with More Credit.

Learn Now, Pay Later with Deferred Tuition Program

Excelsior offers a deferred tuition program for those utilizing tuition reimbursement or GI Benefits.  This means instead of paying at the time of registration or using a payment plan, payment is deferred until after the course is completed.  This allows ample time for you to submit your tuition reimbursement paperwork for a refund.

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