Bachelor's Degree Specialization in Cyber Security.

Let's Keep Sensitive Information Secure.

Are you interested in a career in information technology and have a passion for keeping data and networks secure from cyber criminals? DeVry’s Bachelor’s Degree Specialization in Cyber Security may be the right fit for you. With our Tech Core curriculum, you’ll build interdisciplinary skills that will give you a solid foundation in tech to move your career forward. Learn online or in our hybrid format, whichever works best for your schedule.

Get to Know Our Cyber Security Degree Specialization.

In our Bachelor’s Degree with a Specialization in Cyber Security, you’ll become the first line of defense against online attacks by learning to build defense mechanisms to protect applications, systems and networks. You’ll also explore network security testing, including countermeasure testing and the risk factor analysis needed to design a flexible and comprehensive security plan. And you’ll gain advanced skills in providing for business continuity and disaster recovery.

The Cyber Security Specialization can be earned as a part of the Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology and Networking.

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology and Networking with Cyber Security 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.



Why DeVry?


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.


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.

*The Portable IoT Kit is a required expense and is not complimentary.


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+
  • Microsoft Technology Associate - Python

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

What You'll Learn

When you pursue a Cyber Security Specialization, you’ll learn the following:

  • Problem Solving
    Use business and management principles to problem-solve a variety of workplace challenges.
  • Programming
    Solve technical problems using an algorithmic approach, basic programming and coding methods.
  • Security Planning and Auditing
    Analyze and mitigate security risks by looking at risk factor analysis that must be performed in order to design a flexible and comprehensive security plan. Learn about assessing threats, developing countermeasures, protecting information and security designs processes, and auditing practices used to verify compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Digital Devices
    Explore digital concepts, devices and connectivity within the realm of the Internet of Things (IoT). Topics include networking, securing, and deploying digital devices.
  • Small Enterprise Networks
    Produce, secure, operate and troubleshoot small enterprise networks by gaining an understanding of the underlying technology of networks and the Internet. Learn networking basics such as the OSI and TCP/IP models, protocols, routers, switches, small network configuration, troubleshooting, and network security.
  • OS Architecture and Design
    Gain an understanding of operating system architecture and design with topics including processes, threads, their states and synchronization. Learn about security from an Operating System (OS) perspective, introduction to distributed systems and architectures, and OS Virtualization.
  • Operating Systems
    Learn to install and configure operating systems using Command Line Interface (CLI). Gain command-line-interface (CLI) knowledge and configure local and wide area networks with routers.
  • Ethical Hacking
    Gain knowledge and skills related to activities behind hacking attacks and countermeasures. Learn to build defense mechanisms to protect applications, systems and networks from hackers.
  • Collaboration
    Work collaboratively in a team environment. Coordinate and share information to achieve a common goal.
  • Data Analysis
    Learn to draw conclusions by finding patterns and relationships in numerical data with tools used for statistical analysis and decision-making in business.
  • IT Operation, Regulation and Trends
    Gain an understanding of operation, regulation and trends as related to information technology and networking.
  • Network Security Testing
    Examine network security testing using a layered approach requiring design, implementation, and testing of attack countermeasures.
  • Systems Administration
    Examine technologies and systems that serve voice traffic, design LANs and VLANs, and learn the fundamentals of network design and infrastructure security.
  • Digital Literacy
    Learn to apply and utilize appropriate digital technologies for data and information acquisition, storage, retrieval, analysis, interpretation and communication.
  • Communication
    Communicate effectively orally and in writing across environments and platforms.

Embedded Programs - Demonstrate Skills at Every Step

Earn two additional credentials with our unique 3-in-1 design. Courses in our Networking Essentials certificate program and Information Technology and Networking associate degree are embedded within our Cyber Security specialization for the Information Technology & Networking bachelor’s degree program, allowing you to obtain a certificate and an associate degree on the way to your bachelor's degree.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our Cyber Security Specialization program may consider, careers such as:

  • Computer Systems Analyst

  • Computer Network Support Specialist

  • Information Security Analyst

  • Security Analyst

  • Penetration Tester (Ethical Hacker)

  • Vulnerability Assessor

Essentials Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL1122 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing
SPCH275 Public Speaking


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
MATH190 Pre-Calculus
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
NETW191 Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking
NETW211 Fundamentals of Cloud Computing
SEC285 Fundamentals of Information Security

Program Courses

Information Systems and Programming

CEIS236 Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals
CEIS312 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
CIS170C Programming with Lab

Network Systems Administration

NETW250 Voice/VoIP Administration with Lab
NETW260 Intermediate Information Technology and Networking I
NETW270 Intermediate Information Technology and Networking II
SEC290 Fundamentals of Infrastructure Security

Information Technology and Networking

NETW315 Wireless Technologies
NETW320 Converged Networks 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

NETW310 Wired, Optical and Wireless Communications with Lab
SEC311 Ethical Hacking
SEC321 Network Security Testing with Lab
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 in Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s in Software Development, Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology–Electronics and Bachelor’s in 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.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.