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Associate Degrees

Associate Degree in Cybersecurity and Networking

Develop Your Skills with Our Cybersecurity Associate Degree Program

Our Associate in Cybersecurity and Networking (ACSN) is designed to help you advance within the cyber security field. The coursework within our associate degree program in cyber security prepares you to implement, validate and update security infrastructures, analyze and mitigate security risks, build defense mechanisms to protect applications, systems and networks from hackers and introduces cryptography. The skills-focused curriculum in our ACSN degree program also prepares you for industry-aligned certifications. To support you in your education, you’ll get a complimentary laptop as part of your technology program.

Get to Know Our Associate Degree in Cybersecurity and Networking Program

Our Cyber Security Associate Degree Program teaches the technical and professional skills that may help you stand out to employers. The combination of these skill sets works together to prepare learners to become well-rounded contributors in the workplace.

For those looking to amplify their technology background, the cyber security associate degree may help prepare you to pursue additional career opportunities in the rapidly-growing field of cyber security. Learners will receive hands-on experience and industry-aligned certification preparation, helping to effectively demonstrate what they’ve learned.

Elements of this curriculum help you prepare to pursue industry certification opportunities that can validate your knowledge and skills to employers. Once you meet the program requirements, we’ll reimburse you for up to $300 toward the cost of one industry certification exam attempt. Certifications may include: 

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Cloud Essentials+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA CySA+
  • CompTIA CASP+
  • CompTIA PenTest+
  • EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker
Classes Start Every 8 Weeks
Accreditation and Recognition Matter

Being accredited means we’ve met rigorous quality standards and are committed to giving you the education you deserve. We are proud that DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),


In addition, DeVry University’s Cyber Security curriculum is acknowledged and verified as an approved provider by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (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 prepare to pursue the career you want.

Minimum Completion Time*
1 year
4 months
Normal Completion Time
2 years


Choose the schedule that best fits your goals and commitments. You can earn your Associate Degree in as soon as 1 year 4 months.*

Or, follow a normal schedule and complete your program in 2 years.**


*Minimum completion time does not include breaks and assumes 3 semesters of year-round, full-time enrollment in 13-17 credit hours a semester per 12-month period.
**Normal completion time does not include breaks and assumes 2 semesters of enrollment in 13-17 credit hours per semester per 12-month period. 

Knowledge & Skills

What You'll Learn

  • Tech Core Curriculum
    Immerse yourself in a core set of courses that help you develop skills related to operating systems, programming, hardware, connectivity and security that you can leverage in today’s IoT economy.
  • Information Systems Security
    Build your understanding of information security basics, including attack methods, defense strategies and policies for safeguarding people, data, networks and devices.
  • Information Technology and Networking
    Learn about network and Internet technology, with coursework covering OSI and TCP/IP models, routing protocols, switches, network configuration, troubleshooting, security and CompTIA Network+ exam learning domains.
  • Technical Project Management
    Explore basic project management concepts that you can apply to technical projects by learning the methodologies and frameworks required to deliver on track and on budget.
Stackable 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 and is more affordable than a bachelor's degree program 


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


  • Every course counts toward the next degree level.



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 Cybersecurity and Networking. Build your confidence—and your resume—when you start your journey at DeVry. Connect with an advisor to learn more about how you can maximize your credits at DeVry.

2For the Associate in Cybersecurity and Networking program, eligible courses apply to the Bachelor’s in Cybersecurity and Networking. 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. Future programmatic changes could impact the application of credits to a future program. Refer to the academic catalog for details.

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Career Opportunities in Cybersecurity and Networking

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

    Computer network support specialists troubleshoot and resolve issues with computer networks, ensuring seamless operation for individuals and organizations.

  • Computer Systems Analyst

    Computer systems analysts streamline organizational computer systems and processes to enhance efficiency by analyzing and implementing solutions that align with business objectives.

  • Cybersecurity Specialist

    Lead security-related technical projects, such as needs assessment, business risk/benefit analysis, technology vendor selection, and related. Monitor, analyze and report key security performance metrics. Aid in incident response procedures, which includes providing input into incident response policy. Manage and maintain security infrastructure and applications.

  • Incident & Intrusion Analyst

    Aid in incident response procedures, which includes providing input into incident response policy. Troubleshoot escalated user issues across all technology and applications related to security. Assist with system security, patch management, and vulnerability testing. Analyze security logs from firewalls, SIEMs, web filtering, security profiles, and security software to detect and remediate potential security threats.

  • Information Security Analyst*

    Information security analysts protect computer systems and networks from cyber threats by monitoring, analyzing, and responding to security incidents, as well as implementing security measures and protocols to safeguard sensitive information.

*Employment in this occupation may require additional years of relevant experience.

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
Everyday Physics
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
Introduction to Cloud Computing
Fundamentals of Information Systems Security
Program-Specific Courses
Career Preparation
Introduction to Technical Project Management
Specialized Courses
Fundamentals of Infrastructure Security
Cybersecurity Architecture and Engineering
Cybersecurity Career Preparation

+ Choose one below:

Ethical Hacking
Penetration Testing

+ Choose two below:

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Business Continuity
Cloud Computing Security


Academic Catalog
2023 - 2024 Academic Catalog
Program Guides
Program Overview

1As part of this program, one complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate in Cybersecurity and Networking, Associate in Information Technology and Networking, Associate in Engineering Technology, Bachelor’s in Cybersecurity and Networking, Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems, Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s in Software Development, Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology. 
2At 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. Future programmatic changes could impact the application of credits to a future program. Refer to the academic catalog for details.