Online Cyber Defense Degree

Students in the cyber defense major have the opportunity to gain knowledge and develop skills related to the protection of information and intellectual property in the public and private sector. Courses in this major align with the guidelines suggested by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), which focus on security provisioning, operating and maintaining, and overseeing and governing information and intellectual property.




Why an Online Cyber Defense Degree?

In an environment where information is becoming increasingly more vulnerable, a new responsibility for organizations to defend their networks has emerged. This responsibility involves shoring up the workforce with skilled employees who understand the landscape of cyber defense. Pursuing our online degree in cyber defense prepares students to fill these crucial roles. Students earning this degree will gain an understanding of cyber defense from a strategic and management-oriented perspective.



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Flexible Online Course Format

Online classes are delivered using the course management system Brightspace. All online courses for the BBA are offered over an eight week period. Many students choose to take two courses during each eight week session.



Advancement Opportunities

The major in cyber defense provides students the educational foundation to succeed in the ever-growing field of cyber defense. This major prepares students to work as analysts, investigators, consultants, and managers in public and private sector organizations seeking to protect their sensitive information, intellectual property, and informational technology systems and networks.




Career Opportunities

Our online cyber defense degree is designed to prepare you for a career in a variety of areas:

  • Cyber Investigator

  • Cyber Consultant

  • Cyber Analyst

  • Cyber Manager/Administrator


Interesting Classes

  • Introduction to Cyber Defense

  • Cyber Defense Networking

  • Legal and Ethical Environment of Cyber Defense

  • Cyber Risk Management and Mitigation

  • Practicum in Cyber Defense



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