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Computer Information Systems

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. But where there are cybercrimes and cyberattacks, there are dedicated cyber security professionals helping keep organizations safe.

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, which is 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 in your future cyber security career.

Get to Know Our Cyber Security Programming Specialization

Our Cyber Security Programming Degree Specialization can help you develop the skills and tools you need to protect and defend data against cyberattacks. Our experienced faculty will guide you through hands-on exercises and projects, teaching you how to create, plan, implement and monitor security solutions to protect data and networks and prevent future attacks. You’ll also explore the design of an organization’s security systems procedures, standards, protocols and policies, as well as how to ensure operational security is in compliance with standards, policies and laws.

The Cyber Security Programming Specialization can be earned as a part of the Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems.

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.
Accreditation Matters

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

Why DeVry?

Why Choose Cyber Security Programming at DeVry

Complimentary Laptop

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

Work With IoT Technologies & Systems

Immerse yourself in the Internet of Things (IoT) world and obtain hands-on experience with IoT, cloud, software and security technologies and systems.

Certification Exam Reimbursement

Several of 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:


CompTIA A+
CompTIA Linux+
CompTIA Network+
CompTIA Cloud+

Other certifications may also be eligible for reimbursement. Speak to your Student Support Advisor for additional information.

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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

The Cyber Security Programming Specialization covers the following skills and topics in order to help you build important cyber security capabilities:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Web Security
    Examine issues involved in protecting web-based applications from external threats while safeguarding customer privacy and accessibility.
  • 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. Learn how to work with cyber security specialists to improve your existing systems.
  • Networking
    Gain working knowledge of the underlying technology of local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs) and the Internet. This topic also covers networking media, the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, transmission control protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP), routing and switching and small network configuration and troubleshooting.
  • 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).
  • Switching
    Understand switch configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting. Explore Ethernet frame switching techniques, switch-port security, virtual area networks (VLANs) and VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP).
  • Logic and Design
    Study basic programming logic and algorithm design, including control structures for sequential, iterative and decision-based processing. Learn how computers think in order to set up complex patterns and controls.
  • Complex Problem Solving
    Apply critical and analytical thinking to identify complex problems, evaluate options and implement solutions.
Embedded Programs

Embedded Programs - Demonstrate Skills at Every Step

Curious to learn how you can earn two additional credentials? Our unique 3-in-1 design allows you to do just that, courses in our Programming Essentials certificate program and Information Technology and Networking associate degree are included within this program. Allowing you the opportunity to earn a certificate and an associate degree on the road to your Computer Information Systems - Cyber Security Programming undergraduate degree2.

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Career Opportunities

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

  • Computer Security Specialist

  • Cyber Security Specialist

  • Information Security Analyst

  • Information Security Manager

  • Software Developer

It's worth noting that while you may meet the minimum application requirements for one or more of these positions at one employer, it does not mean you will meet those same requirements at all employers. Job titles and their application requirements are not standardized across the industry, allowing for significant differences within the same field.

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Cyber Security Programming
Program Courses

Cyber Security Programming Specialization

General Education Courses
Communication Skills
Advanced Composition
Technical Writing

+ Choose one below:

Public Speaking
Intercultural Communication
Technology, Society, and Culture

+ Choose one below:

Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
Social Sciences
Principles of Economics
Culture and Society

+ Choose one below:

Environmental Sociology
Cultural Diversity in the Professions
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Algebra for College Students
Statistics for Decision-Making
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 Courses
Information Systems and Programming
Programming with Objects
Intermediate Programming
Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Business Application Programming with Lab
Information Technology and Networking
Fundamentals of Infrastructure Security
Principles and Theory of Security Management 
Ethical Hacking
Network Security Testing with Lab
Career Preparation
Careers and Technology
Preparation for the Profession
Project Management
Senior Project
Specialized Courses
Cyber Security Programming
Information Security and Mobile Devices
Fundamentals of Infrastructure Security
Cloud Computing Security
Information Systems Security Planning and Audit
Advanced Network Security with Lab 

FAQs: Cyber Security Programming Degree

Some of the cyber security programming languages used by cyber security professionals include Java, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Ruby, Shell Scripting, SQL, Golang, and C. These languages enable cyber security programmers to bolster the defenses of their organizations, and in some cases make it possible for them to use hacking capabilities to test their own defense measures.

As with any discipline, how challenging a subject is depends on the individual, and cyber security programming is no different. In many ways, learning cyber security programming  is like  learning other types of programming. A good way of thinking about learning cyber security programming is to compare it to learning a foreign language; you have to learn the rules and logic of a programming language much like you would have to learn the grammatical rules of a different spoken language. 

Cyber security programming can be an great option for those who have an interest in pursuing a career in the security and information technology fields. Additionally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that the field where which cyber security programming professionals work is also expected to grow by 33%, on a national level, between 2020 and 2030, which is much faster than the average for all industries in the United States7. Enrolling in a degree or certificate program, like DeVry’s Undergraduate Certificate in Cyber Security, can help you build up your foundational skills if you’re preparing to pursue a career in cyber security programming.

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 Cybersecurity and Networking, Associate in Information Technology and Networking, Associate in Engineering Technology, Bachelor’s of Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s of Software Development, Bachelor’s of Engineering Technology, Bachelor’s of Network and Communications Management and Bachelor’s of Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.
2For the programming Essentials certificate program and the Information Technology and Networking associate degree, every course counts towards the Bachelor’s Degree Specialization in Cyber Security Programming program. 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.
3Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.
4Students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location must take HUMN451 as part of this requirement.
5Students enrolled at a New Jersey location must take an additional six semester-credit hours of general education coursework from among the following course areas: communication skills, humanities, social sciences, mathematics and natural sciences. Courses selected in humanities or social sciences should be upper-division coursework (DeVry courses numbered 300-499).
6Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.
7Growth projected on a national level. Local growth will vary by location