If you are a working adult who would like to start or continue your career as an information security analyst, then the Lindenwood University School of Accelerated Degree Programs bachelor of science (BS) degree in cyber security is designed for you. What does an information security analyst do? An analyst evaluates, plans, and helps to protect an organization's computer networks and systems.
The cyber security accelerated degree program at Lindenwood University is intended for those who are already working and would like to take a compressed scheduled of evening classes, while completing out-of-class assignments, to earn an undergraduate cyber security degree. Classes are taught using the “cluster” format, which allows you to complete nine credits each quarter. Three related courses are taught during each cluster, offering an in-depth analysis of one particular area, such as advanced networking or cybercrime. Classes are purposely kept small to encourage active learning. They are offered in one of 12 locations that are close to where you live or work, so your commute is short.
Faculty with Cyber Security Experience
The faculty cyber security instructors at Lindenwood University each have applicable real-world experience in their course areas. This gives you the opportunity to learn about day-to-day activities and also understand the scope of projects that you will be expected to complete once employed as an information security analyst. You also will have the opportunity to network with others in your classes.
Earning a Cyber Security Degree at Lindenwood University
We understand that many adults—especially those who have been in the workforce for years—may require some help with admissions policies, financial aid options, and academic support areas like tutoring and career services. When you enroll in the Lindenwood University accelerated degree program, you will receive the same support as traditional students at Lindenwood University. We’re here to help you every step of the way.
The demand for information security analysts continues to rise. The accelerated undergraduate program in cyber security allows you to fast-track this degree so that you can quickly begin a promising career. Call the School of Accelerated Degree Programs today to learn more about earning a BS in cyber security.
What Can I Do With a Cyber Security Degree From Lindenwood University?
In the past few years, the number of malicious cyber-attacks has greatly increased, causing billions of dollars in losses, damaging companies’ reputations, and decreasing consumer trust. The financial implications and related operational issues have led many companies to hire information security analysts to assess and repair vulnerable computer systems and cloud networks, strengthening them to withstand even the toughest cyber-attacks. With so much data stretching across so many computer networks—from financial information to customer databases to company infrastructures—these analysts have their choice of jobs in any industry, including local, state, and federal government. With a BS in cyber security from the Lindenwood University Accelerated Degree Program, you will have that opportunity. The Occupational Outlook Handbook at the Bureau of Labor Statistics is a great resource to help you decide which career path to take.