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Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor's Degree in Cyber Security and Networking

Develop Your Skills with a Cybersecurity Bachelor's Degree

When you enroll in our Bachelor’s Degree in Cybersecurity and Networking program, you will build skills that cover all aspects of cyber security—programming to cloud to network and data security, ethical hacking, vulnerability testing, business continuity and security principles and operations. This cybersecurity program will help you unlock advanced technical and professional skills that are needed to pursue higher level career opportunities. As you pursue this coursework, you are preparing to pursue at least 13 industry-aligned certifications.

Explore our TechCore Curriculum and 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.

Get To Know Our Bachelor’s Degree in Cybersecurity and Networking

This Cybersecurity & Networking Bachelor’s Degree program prepares learners to pursue careers in the high-demand field of cybersecurity. This coursework provides students with the opportunity to complete their program with a portfolio of projects demonstrating their knowledge of various subjects, hands-on experience with a cyber range, and the experience and critical skills needed in the high-stakes world of modern cybersecurity.

As a learner at DeVry, you will have the opportunity to engage and participate in a wide range of events and communities designed to help enhance your career preparation. Our Women+Tech and Future Cyber Defenders Scholars communities provide mentoring, resources, and support to learners seeking a future in the dynamic and exciting world of cybersecurity.

As a student in this qualifying online technology program1, you’ll receive a complimentary laptop during your second session. It’s our way of investing in your cybersecurity education—and you.

Restrictions apply.

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 NICCS. 

Cyber Team Success

DeVry’s 2023 National Cyber League team placed in the top 3% of over 1,062 teams that competed in the National Cyber League Competition.



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Explore our tuition rates and learn how you can apply for scholarships, grants and financial aid you may qualify for.3


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Program Benefits

Cyber Security and Networking Bachelor’s Degree Benefits

Additional benefits of earning your cyber security bachelor’s degree include:

  • Develop skills and knowledge needed to pursue a wide variety of industry certifications.
  • This industry-aligned program is taught in an accessible, flexible and hands-on way, preparing learners to pursue impactful careers in cybersecurity.
  • Fine-tune your BCSN program selecting from AI-infused course options to develop modern and cutting-edge skill sets in the field of IT and prepare to pursue a career as a cybersecurity professional.
  • BCSN provides opportunities for learners to practice skills within a cyber range, which provides a safe sandbox-type environment in computer systems for learning and practicing cybersecurity skills and tools across a range of real-life scenarios.

Certification Exam Reimbursement

Elements of this curriculum help you prepare to pursue industry certification opportunities that can validate your knowledge and cyber defense 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 include: 

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Cloud Essentials+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA CySA+
  • CompTIA CASP+
  • CompTIA PenTest+ 
  • EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker

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

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.
Minimum Completion Time*
2 years
8 months
Normal Completion Time
4 years


Choose the schedule that best fits your goals and commitments. You can earn your Bachelor's Degree in as few as 2 years and 8 months.*

Or, follow a normal schedule and complete your program in 4 years.**

*Minimum completion time does not include breaks and assumes 3 semesters of year-round, full-time enrollment in 12-18 credit hours a semester per 12 month period.
**Normal completion time does not include breaks and assumes 2 semesters of enrollment in 12-18 credit hours per semester per 12 month period.

Knowledge & Skills

What You'll Learn

When you pursue a Cyber Security Programming Specialization here at DeVry, you’ll learn the following:  

  • Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
    Evaluate technologies and processes that are important for data privacy and security control.
  • Ethical Hacking
    Maintain network security by leveraging an attacker's knowledge about exploiting vulnerabilities.
  • Security Analysis
    Apply behavioral analytics to networks and devices to prevent, detect, and counter cybersecurity threats through continuous security monitoring.
  • SOC Analyst
    Simulate a security operations center (SOC) team applying core competencies to detect, analyze, respond to, and mitigate security incidents.
Stackable Programs

Stackable Programs - Build Your Skills and Your Resume

This cyber security bachelor’s degree program serves as a continuation to the Associate in Cybersecurity and Networking (ACSN). Upon completion of the Undergraduate Cyber Security Certificate, graduates apply eligible credits to the Associate in Cybersecurity and Networking before moving into this program. Credit also applies to the BITN-Cyber Security and BCIS - Cyber Security Programming programs.2

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*The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements.

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Bachelor’s Degree in Cybersecurity and Networking Career Opportunities

Where will your degree take you? Cybersecurity graduates of our online degree may consider careers including, but not limited to:
  • Cyber Security Engineer: 

    Develop and oversee the implementation of information security procedures and policies. Build, maintain and upgrade security technology, such as firewalls, for the safe use of computer networks and the transmission and retrieval of information. Design and implement appropriate security controls to identify vulnerabilities and protect digital files and electronic infrastructures. Monitor and respond to computer security breaches, viruses, and intrusions, and perform forensic investigation. May oversee the assessment of information security systems.

  • Cybersecurity Manager: 

    Lead risk and incident management activities. Provide subject matter expertise in designing and implementing security safeguards. Create, maintain and monitor security policies and procedures. Identify vulnerabilities, quantify risks, report findings and provide mitigation results.

  • Penetration & Vulnerability Testers: 

    Conduct penetration testing and ethnical hacking of networks, systems, devices, applications. Write testing and auditing reports. Identify vulnerabilities, quantify risks, report findings and provide mitigation recommendations. Stay current with attack vectors, security tools, technologies and countermeasures. Recommend security solutions.

  • Cloud Security Engineer:

    Manage and maintain security infrastructure and applications, especially as related to cloud-based networks, systems, and transmissions. Lead risk and incident management activities. Aid in the management and securing of cloud-based networks on an ongoing basis. Create, maintain and monitor security policies and procedures.

  • Cybersecurity Analyst:​

    Analyze security logs from firewalls, SIEMs, web filtering, security profiles, and security software to detect and remediate potential security threats. Troubleshoot escalated user issues across all technology and applications related to security. 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. Ensure timely and accurate collection of quantitative and qualitative data and intelligence.

  • Information Security Analyst:

    Plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. Assess system vulnerabilities for security risks and propose and implement risk mitigation strategies. May ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure. May respond to computer security breaches and viruses.

Program Courses

Cyber Security and Networking

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
Discrete Math in Information Technology
Everyday Physics
Data-Driven Decision-Making
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 Courses
Program Focus
Fundamentals of Infrastructure Security
Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Ethical Hacking
Penetration Testing
Business Continuity
Cloud Computing Security
Cybersecurity Architecture and Engineering
Security Operations Center
Intermediate Information Technology and Networking I
Intermediate Information Technology and Networking II
Career Preparation
Introduction to Technical Project Management
Project Management
Cybersecurity Career Preparation
Senior Project
Technical Elective Course Options
Students select 9 credit hours from courses with prefixes CEIS, CIS, ECT, MGMT, NETW, PROJ, SEC and WEB provided prerequisites are met. Courses must be at the 300-level or higher.


FAQs: Cyber Security Programming Specialization

Can I get a cyber security bachelor’s degree online?

Absolutely! All of our programs are offered fully online. You can explore a full list of cyber programs here:

What can you do with a bachelor's in cyber security?

A Bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity and Networking program prepares learners with a robust set of skills needed to monitor, secure and defend an organization from cyberattacks. This program builds the learner’s skills in network, data and information systems security, penetration testing, ethical hacking, cloud security, and security operations, among others. Learners are then equipped to monitor, isolate, and remediate threats from a variety of sources across a number of attack vectors and surfaces.

Professional roles that incorporate these skills include, but are not limited to:

·       Cybersecurity Engineer

·       Cybersecurity Manager

·       Cloud Security Engineer

·       Penetration/Vulnerability Tester

·       Cybersecurity Analyst

·       Information Security Analyst

Is a bachelor's degree in cybersecurity worth it?

Earning a bachelor’s degree in cyber security may absolutely be worth it! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 32% on a national level from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations.4

4Growth projected on a national level. Local growth will vary by location. BLS projections are not specific to DeVry University students or graduates and may include earners at all stages of their career and not just entry level.

Is a bachelor’s in cybersecurity hard?

When you begin to learn a new skill, it can seem hard. Like all new skills, with the right training and hands on education, you can certainly learn the skills you need to be prepared to enter this field. Learn more about how to tackle cyber security in this blog

What is the tuition cost for a bachelor's degree in cyber security?

College costs can vary depending on the degree or certificate you pursue. We offer a variety of grants and scholarships to help you achieve your goals more afforably.3 Please speak to a representative to discuss all fees and tuition costs.

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 of Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s of Software Development, Bachelor’s of Engineering Technology, Bachelor’s of Cybersecurity and Networking and Bachelor’s of Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.

2At 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. Future programmatic changes could impact the application of credits to a future program. Refer to the academic catalog for details. 

3Students may participate in only one DeVry University-based scholarship, grant or group tuition benefit program at a time. Those who qualify for more than one program will be presumed to accept the program with the highest reduction in by- session cost. Students who qualify for and prefer a different tuition benefit program must confirm, in writing, the alternate program in which they wish to participate prior to starting classes at DeVry. Scholarship and grant terms and eligibility conditions are subject to change. Scholarships are available to those who apply and qualify. Click here for more information.

4Growth projected on a national level. Local growth will vary by location. BLS projections are not specific to DeVry University students or graduates and may include earners at all stages of their career and not just entry level.