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Associate Degrees

Associate Degree in Cybersecurity and Networking

Advance Your Ambition in the Battle Against Cybercrime

Internet-based crime is one of the fastest growing security threats in the United States**, and as cyber crime grows, so does the need for skilled individuals like you to help prevent attacks. Combine your interest and your experience and education in cyber security with your drive to lead the way in tech. The time is now.

Learn how to be an essential part of how organizations keep their networked devices, infrastructures and environments secure and running smoothly through the Associate Degree in Cybersecurity and Networking at DeVry University.  

Pursue your academic and professional goals to help close the opportunity gap in tech anytime, from anywhere, with the support of your DeVry advisors, faculty and peers. You can learn to protect data, safeguard networks and get hands-on experience in our 100% online program – no previous IT experience required.

Get to Know Our Cybersecurity and Networking Associate Degree Program

In our Associate Degree Cybersecurity and Networking program, you can learn the fundamentals of interconnected computing devices, peripherals and associated software to maximize network efficiency and productivity. You’ll apply this knowledge to:

  • Learn how to identify vulnerabilities in networks, software and devices

  • How to protect networks, software and devices from a cyberattack

  • Help prepare for and prevent cyber attacks 

  • Work through incident response and disaster recovery

  • Understand firewall architecture

  • Explore cryptography 

Did you know? After successfully completing the required coursework, you can earn your IT Essentials Undergraduate Certificate on your path toward your Associate Degree in Cybersecurity and Networking.


Courses within our curriculum may also help you prepare to pursue industry-relevant cyber security certifications like:

  • CompTIA A+ - A certification gained after passing two exams designed by IT professionals. This certification focuses on troubleshooting, hardware, operating systems and networks.
  • CompTIA Cloud+ - A globally recognized certification that confirms an individual's ability to troubleshoot, set up and manage cloud computing systems in a secure fashion.
  • CompTIA LINUX+ - A certification designed for professionals that use the Linux operating system to manage networks and devices. This is particularly useful for carefully managing each aspect of a system or network.
Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your  Associate Degree in Cybersecurity and Networking in as little as 1 year + 4 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.
Accreditation Matters

DeVry University’s Cyber Security curriculum is acknowledged and verified as an approved provider by NICCS.

Scholars Program

Future Cyber Defenders Scholars Program

Take your ambition to the next level with a cybersecurity scholars program that helps you build your network, boost your skills and pursue the career you want. 

Knowledge & Skills

What You'll Learn

Courses in the Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems degree specialization cover skills including:

  • Communicate Methods and Findings
    Learn to communicate the rationale behind research methods and recommendations while presenting performance objectives, issues and solutions.
  • Collaborate in Dynamic Work Environments
    Learn to collaborate with colleagues in varying locations and environments to coordinate and share information.
  • Complex Problem Solving
    Apply critical and analytical thinking to identify complex problems, evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Data Analysis
    Learn to draw conclusions by finding patterns and relationships in numerical data with tools used for statistical analysis. Find out how data analysis can be used to make more efficient databases.
  • Digital Literacy
    Learn to apply appropriate technologies in order to solve digital issues and problems within databases.
  • Information Security
    Obtain critical knowledge on information systems security in organizations in areas such as: security concepts and mechanisms, mandatory and discretionary controls, basic cryptography and its application, intrusion detection and prevention, information system assurance and anonymity and privacy.
  • Identify and Mitigate Network Risk
    Explore the fundamentals needed to analyze internal and external security threats and implement security mechanisms. Learn to evaluate network and internet security issues to provide security solutions, design information systems security policy, troubleshoot networks, and implement digital signatures.
Embedded Programs

Embedded Programs - Demonstrate Skills at Every Step

Interested in learning how to earn an additional credential while earning your Cybersecurity and Networking associate degree? Our 2-in-1 designed program allows all courses in our IT Essentials certificate program to be embedded within this program. So you can earn a certificate on the way to your associate degree.*

Credit Hours
Credit Hours


*At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credit will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied.

Embedded Programs

Build Skills with Stackable Degrees

Earn a Credential at Every Step

You don’t have to wait four years to show a credential on your resume. At DeVry, several programs are designed to stack. 2

  • Start with a shorter credential that takes less time so it’s more affordable 

  • Flexible online and on-site classes build your professional skills right away

  • Every course counts toward the next degree level 3


How Do Credentials Stack?

Here's an example: When you earn the Cyber Security Certificate, every course you completed in the program applies to your Associate Degree in Cybersecurity and Networking, which then stacks into a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology and Networking with a specialization in Cyber Security. Build your confidence – and your resume – when you start your journey at DeVry. You got this. We got you. Connect with an advisor to learn more about how you can maximize your credits at DeVry.

Credit Hours Remaining
Credit Hours Remaining
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Career Opportunities

Graduates with our Cybersecurity and Networking Associate degree may consider, but are not limited to, the following careers:
  • Computer Network Support Specialist

    Also called technical support specialists, these professionals analyze, troubleshoot and evaluate computer network problems. This career path primarily focuses on technical knowledge but can be enhanced by good communication skills that enable you to communicate technical needs to managers and company leaders.

  • Information Security Analyst

    Information security analysts are a first line of defense in protecting an organization’s data. They ensure that information is kept confidential, accurate and available through a combination of policies, procedures and technical measures. People in this profession are responsible for analyzing the flow of data and identifying weaknesses where breaches could occur. Once a breach point has been identified, it can be rectified prior to a network intrusion.

  • Information Technology Specialist

    IT specialists provide computer and technical support to schools, businesses and other organizations. They install and oversee the network, databases, software and hardware to ensure they run smoothly and are same from threats. Responsibilities may include testing devices, troubleshooting software and training employees on how to use the network effectively. IT specialists may also help create and manage data storage solutions and makes system upgrade recommendations.

Program Courses

Cybersecurity and Networking Courses


General Education Courses
Communication skills

+ Choose one below:

Public Speaking
Intercultural Communication

+ Choose one below:

Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
Social Sciences
Culture and Society
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Algebra for College Students
Applied Physics with Lab
Personal and Professional Development
Career Development
Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving
Tech Core Courses
Tech Core
Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
Introduction to Operating Systems
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Digital Devices
Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking
Fundamentals of Cloud Computing
Fundamentals of Information Systems Security
Program-Specific Courses
Career Preparation
Careers and Technology
Specialized Courses
Fundamentals of Infrastructure Security
Principles and Theory of Security Management

+ Choose one below:

Ethical Hacking
Network Security Testing with Lab

+ Choose two below:

Business Continuity
Data Privacy and Security
Cloud Computing Security


Academic Catalog
2022 - 2023 Academic Catalog
Program Guides
Program Overview

1As part of this program, one complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate in Information Technology and Networking, Associate in Engineering Technology, Associate in Cybersecurity and Networking, Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s of Software Development, Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology, Bachelor’s in Network and Communications Management and Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.
2 At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credit will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied. 
3For the AITN-Automation and Electronic Systems specialization, every course counts toward the Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology. For the Associate in Cybersecurity and Networking program, every course counts toward the Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking with a specialization in Cyber Security program. Every course within the AITN-Information Systems and Programming specialization counts toward the Bachelor’s in Software Development and the Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems programs. At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credits will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied. 
*The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements.