Bachelor's in Cybersecurity

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Why Study Cybersecurity? 

Our cybersecurity curriculum provides you with more than a degree—it’s a solid connection to opportunities and advancements within this rapidly expanding and competitive industry. 

You’ll develop a broad skill base needed to monitor systems for breaches, investigate violations and develop security standards. Our graduates work in computer system design and information technology for government agencies, finance, health and other industries that store massive amounts of sensitive information. 

What You'll Learn 

Hands-on learning opportunities and experienced faculty will help you hone your expertise in anticipating, identifying, assessing and responding to digital threats. You will learn to develop software, manage database development and work in Java, C++, C# and web programming languages. You’ll study the latest techniques and theories around use of algorithms, operating systems and networks, and you’ll have the skills to conduct digital investigations, processing evidence according to accepted professional standards.

Program Details

A Bachelor’s degree prepares you for a rising career and for future graduate study by emphasizing clear communication, critical thinking, and a leading-edge understanding of your chosen field. View the core requirements and electives needed to earn a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity from Columbia College.

A Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science require slightly different coursework. A Bachelor of Arts allows you to take more classes in the humanities, specifically foreign language. A Bachelor of Science requires more courses specific to your major.

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

Pair your degree with a related minor or explore your other interests without taking on a full course load.

Careers & Outcomes 

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 prepared to monitor systems for breaches, investigate violations and develop security standards. Some possible paths include: 

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

Flexible Education

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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