Undergraduate Cybersecurity Programs

Develop the skills and knowledge to help you master the fundamentals of identifying and protecting against security threats and organizational risks, outsmart cybercriminals and be the frontline of support for governments and top organizations as a cyber security professional.

The curriculum is based on National Center for Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) guidelines for Cyber Defense programs. NCAE-C is managed by NSA (with help from FBI and other agencies). Most of the cybersecurity courses are designed to correspond to specific CompTIA (The Computing Technology Industry Association) certifications.

This program is offered in-person to our traditional undergraduate students as well as fully online to our degree completion (DCP) students.

Curriculum

What You’ll Learn

In addition to learning all the elements of cybersecurity knowledge recommended by the NSA, the world’s leader in securing computer networks, the Gardner-Webb cybersecurity student will gain insight into the moral and ethical issues related to cyber-defense in relationship with a Christian liberal arts education.

Upon completion of the degree program, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze and resolve security issues in networks and computer systems to secure an IT infrastructure.
  2. Use cyber security, information assurance, and cyber/computer forensics software/tools.
  3. Develop policies and procedures to manage enterprise security risks.
  4. Evaluate and communicate the human role in security systems with an emphasis on ethics, social engineering vulnerabilities and training.
  5. Investigate and interpret security incidents.

Available Programs

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a concentration in Cybersecurity

In addition to the University’s required general education and prerequisites, the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a concentration in Cybersecurity requires 46 additional credit hours.

For a more in-depth look at program requirements, visit our Academic Catalog.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a concentration in Cybersecurity, Degree Completion Program

In addition to the University’s required general education and prerequisites, the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a concentration in Cybersecurity requires 46 additional credit hours.

For a more in-depth look at program requirements, visit our Academic Catalog.

Outcomes

What You’ll Do

Employment in the field spans all sectors of the economy, anywhere there are managed computer networks, in governmental agencies and throughout the entire private sector. And employment growth in this field is considered “much faster than average”.

With a degree in Cybersecurity you will gain a unique skillset that will be valuable for an array of careers, including:

  • Risk Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Security Engineer
  • Digital Forensic Analyst
  • Security Consultant
  • Cybersecurity Manager
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Chief Information Officer

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