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B.S. Cybersecurity

 

Overview

Cybersecurity experts can be an organization’s first line of defense against the dangers that threaten its technology and systems. Currently, more open positions exist in this growing field than there are qualified candidates. Take advantage of those career opportunities with the online Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program at IWU. With hands-on assignments, an innovative online lab environment, and experienced instructors, you’ll develop the skills you need to combat and defend against hackers with malicious intent.

  • Develop an understanding of hacking strategies

  • Gain the ethical perspective employers need in cybersecurity professionals

  • The Cyber Analyst specialization will prepare you for relevant certification exams

  • Cyber Analyst certificate available in addition to the bachelor’s program

 

You'll Learn How To:

  • Evaluate a cybersecurity framework and assess its vulnerabilities

  • Communicate effectively on cybersecurity topics

  • Apply the fundamentals of computer networking to cybersecurity

  • Integrate your faith and ethical perspectives into your career and studies

  • Work out the “big picture” of IT and how it supports the various parts of an organization

 

Coursework prepares you to sit for the following certification exams:

  • CySA+

  • Security+

  • Network+

 

Career Data

  • Through 2026, Information Security Analyst jobs are projected to grow 26% (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

  • Median salary in the US for Information Security Analysts in 2018 was $88,927 (Economic Modeling Specialists, Intl.)

 

Featured Courses

  • Risk Management and IT Security

  • Hacking Techniques and Countermeasures

  • Authorization and Access Security

  • Securing IT and Network Infrastructures

 

Accreditation

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at www.indwes.edu/about/iwu-profile/accreditation.

 

Tuition & Financial Aid


Tuition & Fees*

Credit Hours Tuition
42 Total $392 / credit hour

*Effective July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

Payment Options: Your program representative will work closely with you to choose a payment option that best fits your needs. Your options may include Federal financial aid, company reimbursement tuition deferral, company direct-bill, self-pay, military benefits, etc. 

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and even employer reimbursement.

For information about financial aid, call 800-621-8667, ext. 2516, visit our financial aid website, or email NonResAid@indwes.edu.

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Courses

Below is the list of courses required to complete the program. Courses are generally taken sequentially, one at a time, until the program is complete. Course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles below.

Core Courses

BIS-216,MGT-445,BIS-320,MGT-451,BIS-324,BIS-353,BIS-460,STA-320

Cyber Analyst Specialization

CYB-300,CYB-310,CYB-320,CYB-330,CYB-340,CYB-350

Requirements

Below are the lists of requirements for the Bachelor of Science with a major in Cybersecurity. Click on each link to expand the requirements. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

Admission Requirements

  • Proof of high school graduation or GED certification.
  • Original transcripts from all previous college or university study at a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Prior completion of at least 60 transferable credit hours is required before the student is eligible to start a bachelor core program.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a Bachelor of Science with major in Cybersecurity degree from the College of Adult and Professional Studies at Indiana Wesleyan University, the following requirements must be met:

  • Completion of 120 semester hours.
  • Completion of the required core and specialization courses with a GPA of 2.25 or higher.
  • Overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Completion of 30 hours of General Education Requirements as specified in the IWU Catalog.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.

Minimum Computer Requirements

Students are expected to possess a computer throughout the duration of their program. Student computers must be able to run a supported browser and handle additional plug-ins as identified by the Learning Management System (LMS) company. Students should be able to produce, send, and receive documents that are compatible within the two most recent offerings of Microsoft Office to complete most of the assignments. IWU will offer support to students on only these two offerings of office software. Computer and Internet connection may need to be fast enough in some courses to watch streaming videos, participate in live meetings, upload large files, install software, and listen to audio lectures. In addition to these minimum expectations, participation in a CAPS course or program may entail additional computing and/or technology requirements.

NOTE: Publisher digital resources may be used in some programs that are not available for Apple based products. Student access to a Windows PC with Administrative privileges may be needed in some courses.

Start Dates

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the Bachelor of Science with a major in Cybersecurity. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.