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Columbia College Bachelor's in Cybersecurity

Study cybersecurity at Columbia College.

Protect organizations against digital threats

The Columbia College cybersecurity program gives you a foundational understanding of computer information systems while preparing you to protect operating systems against cyber-attacks. You’ll be able to utilize a broad skill base to anticipate, identify, assess and respond to digital threats.

You will learn to manage database development and security projects. Acquire technical skills to work in Java, C++, C# and web programming languages. Learn to develop software using agile processes.

Additionally, you’ll understand the techniques and theories around use of algorithms, operating systems and networks.

Finally, you’ll have the skills to conduct digital investigations, processing evidence according to accepted professional standards.

Opportunities to study:

  • Software development
  • Databases
  • Computer programming
  • Operating systems
  • Computer networks
  • Project management
  • Cybercrime
  • Digital forensics

Prepare for the in-demand field of cybersecurity

From massive database breaches to small-scale scams, cyber threats have become the norm in today’s society. And employers are scrambling to find talented professionals to help fight back.

With a cybersecurity degree from Columbia College, you’ll be equipped for these in-demand roles.

Utilize a broad skill base to anticipate, identify, assess, protect and respond to digital threats. You’ll be prepared to monitor systems for breaches, investigate violations and develop security standards. Work in computer system design, information technology or for government agencies. Or, work for finance, health and other companies that store massive amounts of sensitive information.

Employment of cybersecurity occupations is growing at a much faster-than-average rate, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Some possible paths include:

  • Cybercrime investigation
  • Cyber network defense
  • Cyber ops analytics
  • Cybersecurity analytics
  • Cybersecurity consulting
  • Cryptography
  • Information systems analytics
  • Security vulnerability testing

Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Columbia College offers on-campus programs with traditional classroom instruction at the Residential Campus in Columbia, Missouri.

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Dr. Yihsiang Liow

"In some areas of study where you study the theory, in computer science, you actually implement the theory. You can understand the logic behind a computer game, and then you can write your own game."

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Available program formats

  • Core requirements 56-57 credit hours
  • Total degree requirements 120 credit hours

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