100% Online Bachelor of ScienceCybersecurity

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100% Online Bachelor of Science for Cybersecurity Professionals

From government to private industry — our online cybersecurity program integrates multiple disciplines to ensure you're being exposed to the critical skills and management practices needed to effectively lead cybersecurity missions.

This online Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity prepares students with the necessary skills and competencies for job titles such as: cybersecurity forensic specialists, security analyst, security auditor, security consultant, security risk assessor, security manager, information security officer, security trainer, and security systems designer. These skills include the investigation of various cybersecurity resources, tools, laws, and methods, to strategically assess, evaluate, plan, design, develop, and implement countermeasures for effective cybersecurity defense mechanisms.

In addition to the institutional and general education level learning objectives, the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity also seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates:

  • Compare and contrast the various aspects of cybersecurity including the relationship between cyber defense, cyber operations, cyber exploitations, cyber intelligence, cybercrime, Cyberlaw within Federal and State Laws
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the processes and goals of cyber forensics investigations including the importance of search warrants and chain of custody in a forensic investigation of computer related crimes
  • Develop strategies and plans for security architecture consisting of tools, techniques, and technologies to detect and prevent network penetration, and to design effective cybersecurity countermeasures
  • Analyze network designs, topologies, architectures, protocols, communications, administration, operations, and resource management for wired, wireless, and satellite networks that affect the security of the cyberspace

NSA & DHS Designation

The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated American Public University System as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.

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Rising college costs have many of our nation’s hard-working professionals feeling left behind when it comes to making their higher education goals a reality. At American Public University, we believe it doesn’t have to be that way. At APU you’ll find programs that align with industry trends and are backed by individual support teams dedicated to helping you succeed. Our commitment to affordability doesn’t mean sacrificing quality.

Consistently Affordable Rates

APU prioritizes controlling costs and delivering value for students. At APU, you benefit from quality and affordability.

Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour Undergraduate $285 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant Master’s Degree & Graduate Certificate $370 per credit hour $250/credit hour with military grant
  • Earn credits for your experience. Don’t leave your hard-earned credits behind. We offer no-cost transfer credit evaluation so you can possibly fast-track your education by earning credit for prior life experiences, college courses, or military service.
  • Books online at no cost. Textbooks and ebooks provided at no cost to all undergraduate students and master’s-level students eligible for the military tuition grant.
  • Serving the military. Active-duty servicemembers, their spouse and dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists are eligible to receive the military tuition grant. Additionally, they’re eligible for our university book grant, which provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for undergraduate and master’s-level courses.
  • Help when you need it. Our excellent support staff can walk you through ways to fund your education, including federal student aid, military TA, veterans’ benefits, scholarships, private loans, and employer contributions.

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At American Public University, our expert faculty and industry advisors work to shape a quality, relevant, online education that responds to the needs of working adults looking to advance their education in order to meet professional goals. Come discover how our award-winning, accredited education can help you reach your next level.

Received “Best for Vets Colleges” distinction from Military Times since 2013.

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Part of the accredited American Public University System (APUS).

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