Bachelor's Degree Specialization in Cyber Security Programming.

LEARN TO PROTECT ORGANIZATIONS FROM CYBERATTACKS.

Cyberattacks can compromise personal data, provide unwanted visibility to sensitive information and cripple a business’ infrastructure. Are you ready to be on the front lines? Get started with a bachelor’s degree specialization in Cyber Security Programming from DeVry University. This program is built with Tech Core curriculum, designed to give you hands-on learning experiences in Engineering Technology, Information Technology and Software and Information Systems. You’ll build a foundation of interdisciplinary skills you can put to work tomorrow.

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Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Computer Information Systems with Cyber Security Programming Specialization in as little as 2 years + 8 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

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


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Cost

$497/Credit
Hour
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OUR INVESTMENT IN A MORE POWERFUL YOU

COMPLIMENTARY LAPTOP

As a new student, you’ll get a complimentary laptop as part of your technology program1. It’s our way of investing in your education—and you.

It’s portable so you can take it anywhere, powerful enough to run robust applications, and best of all, you can use it for all your classes to optimize your DeVry experience.

PORTABLE IOT KIT

Simulate the Internet of Things (IoT) wherever you are with your Portable IoT Kit, designed to give you hands-on experience and confidence working with real IoT technologies.

With the full complement of microprocessors and sensors in your kit, you’ll build elementary IoT devices, integrate them into cloud-based server systems and develop skills needed for today’s IoT economy.

CERTIFICATION EXAM REIMBURSEMENT

Our Tech programs are designed with industry-recognized certifications in mind. Qualified students may receive up to a $300 reimbursement for the cost of one exam attempt across a wide range of certifications:

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT)
  • CompTIA A+ Technician, Network+, Security+ and IT Fundamentals+
  • Microsoft Technology Associate


Others may be applicable as well. Speak with your professor for more info.

What You'll Learn

The Cyber Security Programming Specialization covers the following:

  • Data Privacy and Security
    Explore the legal, ethical and security issues involving data and information assets that organizations must address to ensure operational continuity, as well as compliance with standards, policies and laws.
  • Logic and Design
    Study basic programming logic and algorithm design, including control structures for sequential, iterative and decision-based processing.
  • Networking
    Gain working knowledge of the underlying technology of local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and the Internet, including networking media, the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, transmission control protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP), routing and switching, and small network configuration and troubleshooting.
  • Complex Problem Solving
    Apply critical and analytical thinking to identify complex problems, evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Routing
    Understand router configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting; explore Internet protocol (IP) addressing techniques, routing protocols; IPv4 and IPv6, and access control lists (ACLs), and network address translation (NAT).
  • Information Security and Mobile Devices
    Focus on protecting information on mobile devices, types of mobile devices, risks, encryption, information at rest and in motion, attack scenarios and defense-in-depth controls.
  • Advanced Network Security
    Identify network and wireless vulnerabilities, conduct risk assessments, respond to intrusions, and provide for business continuity and disaster recovery.
  • Information Systems Security Planning and Audit
    Understand the risk factor analysis that must be performed in order to design a flexible and comprehensive security plan.
  • Web Security
    Examine issues involved in protecting web-based applications from external threats while safeguarding customer privacy and accessibility.
  • Switching
    Understand switch configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting; explore Ethernet frame switching techniques, switch-port security, virtual area networks (VLANs), and VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP).

2-in-1

Earn an extra credential with our unique 2-in-1 design. All courses in our Information Technology & Networking Associate degree are embedded within this program. So you can earn an associate degree on the way to your bachelor’s.

Career Opportunities

Graduates with our Cyber Security Programming Specialization may consider the following careers:

  • Computer Programmer

  • Computer Security Specialist

  • Cyber Security Specialist

  • Data Security Administrator

  • Forensics Expert

  • Information Security Analyst

  • Information Security Manager

  • Software Developer

Essentials Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL1122 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing
SPCH275 Public Speaking

Humanities3

ETHC232 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions
LAS432 Technology, Society, and Culture

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS185 Culture and Society
SOCS3254 Environmental Sociology

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making
PHYS204 Applied Physics with Lab

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Tech Core Courses

Tech Core

CEIS101 Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
CEIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems
CEIS110 Introduction to Programming
CEIS114 Introduction to Digital Devices
NETW190 Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking I
NETW200 Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking II
SEC285 Fundamentals of Information Security

Program Courses

Information Systems and Programming

CEIS236 Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals
CIS170C Programming with Lab
CIS247C Object-Oriented Programming with Lab

Networking and Systems Administration

NETW260 Intermediate Information Technology and Networking I
NETW270 Intermediate Information Technology and Networking II

Information Technology and Networking

CEIS210 Introduction to Cryptographic Methods
CEIS305 Operating Systems
NETW411 Information Security and Mobile Devices
SEC311 Ethical Hacking
SEC321 Network Security Testing with Lab

Senior Project

CEIS392 Product, Project, and People Management
CEIS494 Senior Project I
CEIS496 Senior Project II

Technology Career Preparation

CEIS299 Careers and Technology
CEIS499 Preparation for the Profession

Specialized Courses

Cyber Security Programming

SEC290 Fundamentals of Infrastructure Security
SEC360 Data Privacy and Security
SEC370 Web Security
SEC440 Information Systems Security Planning and Audit

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Related Programs


1As part of this program, one complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate of Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s of Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s of Software Development, Bachelor’s of Electronics Engineering Technology/Engineering Technology – Electronics and Bachelor’s of Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.
2Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.
3Students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location must take HUMN451 as part of this requirement.
4Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.