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College of Science, Technology, and Health

Cybersecurity
(BS)

Cybersecurity
(BS)

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If you would like to start or enhance your career as a cybersecurity analyst, then the Lindenwood University's Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in cybersecurity is designed for you. What does a cybersecurity analyst do? A cybersecurity analyst evaluates, plans, and protects an organization's computer networks and systems from vulnerabilities and malicious cyber attacks.

BS offered in Traditional, Hybrid and Online formats

The BS in cybersecurity degree program at Lindenwood University is a technical degree focusing on topics such as network security, digital forensics and cyber investigation, cybersecurity analysis, penetration testing, ethical hacking, and more. You will learn the tools and strategies used protect, detect, and respond to cyber attacks for your organization.

The Cybersecurity (BS) courses are offered in 8-week traditional, hybrid, and online formats.

Cybersecurity Degree Advantages

Taught By Faculty with Professional Knowledge

Every faculty member in the undergraduate cybersecurity program has experience both as an instructor and as an IT/Cybersecurity professional. You will benefit from their knowledge of cybersecurity as it relates to the business world. In addition to learning from your instructor, you will also benefit greatly from the professional experiences and opportunities shared among classmates.

Earning a Cybersecurity Degree

To ensure academic success, you will work with an advisor to determine an appropriate sequence of courses. Other professional academic resources, including career services and free on-campus and online tutoring, are available. Our admissions counselors can help you navigate the financial aid options that are available to you as a Lindenwood University student.

You must meet the general education requirements of the university. The Bachelor of Science degree in cybersecurity requires 60 semester hours of credit in the major beyond the general education requirements. While in this program, you will experience and learn about a wide variety of subjects within the realm of cybersecurity. Courses and subjects are industry-driven, relevant topics that are important to your success. Key topics covering security in the different layers of the network architecture include server installation and security, network security, secure software development, web-based application security, digital forensics and cyber investigation, cybersecurity analysis, penetration testing, ethical hacking, project management, and more.

You will also be required to take a Cybersecurity Capstone course that will tie together the components and concepts you will learn throughout your experience in the degree program.

What Can I Do with a Cybersecurity Degree from Lindenwood University?

In recent 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 cybersecurity 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—there is an increasing demand for cybersecurity analysts in all industries, including local, state, and federal government. With a BS in cybersecurity from the Lindenwood University, you will have that opportunity. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a much faster than average industry growth rate for the field of cybersecurity. Expanding at a pace of 31%, the field will generate more than 40,000 new cybersecurity careers by 2029. The median salary for a Cybersecurity/ Information Security Analyst is $99,730 per year. The Occupational Outlook Handbook at the Bureau of Labor Statistics is a great resource to help you decide which career path to take.

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