Quick Info

Next Start
11/25/2019

Program Length
36 MONTHS

Next Start
11/25/2019

Program Length
36 MONTHS

Join one of the fastest growing careers with a Bachelor's in Cybersecurity and Networking - online

Cyberattacks seem to be in the news every day, with hackers finding ways to steal valuable info. Get the online Cybersecurity and Networking degree you need to help protect companies and individuals from cybercrimes.

Kickstart your IT career by gaining the valuable knowledge and skills employers want. Your degree in Cybersecurity and Networking will teach you computer information systems operations, administration, and management, including networking, database management, client interface, information security, and information protection.

POTENTIAL CAREERS

An online degree in Cybersecurity and Networking could help you launch a number of careers, such as:

  • Information security specialist
  • Network administrator
  • Project manager
  • Systems analyst

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Some of the knowledge and skills you could learn from this online Cybersecurity and Networking degree program include:1

  • Information security management
  • Cryptography
  • Ethical hacking
  • Computer forensics
  • Computer servicing
  • Workstation and server administration
  • Security concepts
  • Cloud and mobile computing
  • Network communications
  • Operating systems
  • Project management
  • Entrepreneurship

Still Have Questions?

If you have questions about IU's online Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Networking, you can get all the answers in the program overview.

Why Choose Independence University?

IU's online degree programs can help you prepare for employment in some of today's most rewarding job fields. Our programs are career-focused, without elective courses that you don't want or need, so you can finish your degree fast.

What to Expect with an Online Degree in Cybersecurity and Networking

If you want to become a computer science professional and help guide the future of networking and information systems security, you could be an ideal candidate for an online degree in Cybersecurity and Networking. Many students find that an online degree program is the best way to fit college into a busy schedule because you can do your coursework at any hour and in any location with an internet connection. With a degree from Independence University (IU), you can show that you’re prepared for a potential career in computer networks and cybersecurity.

Start fresh with a new tablet and laptop

IU helps you get a fresh technological start by providing you with a new laptop and tablet. When you receive your new devices, you’ll find they’re equipped with the software you need in your degree program. You get to keep both devices after you graduate.

Four-week modules instead of four-month semesters

At IU, courses are taught in four-week modules, so you can start sooner and focus on fewer courses at a time. You’ll participate online in weekly assignments, assessments, and discussion boards. To further deepen your knowledge and understanding, you'll also complete daily online checkpoints, such as reviewing an article about cybersecurity and then answering a question.

During your online degree program, you’ll develop the skills you need for a possible career in cybersecurity and networking, including how to:

  • Handle complex levels of computer information systems operations, administration, and management
  • Network computers
  • Manage databases
  • Interface with clients
  • Secure and protect information

You’ll take several essential courses as you pursue your degree, including:

  • Ethical Hacking
  • Threats and Defense Mechanisms
  • Information Security Management
  • Introduction to Cryptography
  • Computer Law
  • Computer Forensics
  • Server Administration
  • Networking Concepts
  • Cloud/Mobile Computing Concepts

When you need extra help as an online student at IU, your instructors and tutors will provide one-on-one support. IU is committed to helping you prepare for success as a professional in the fast-growing field of cybersecurity and networking.

What to expect as you pursue a career

As a graduate of IU’s Cybersecurity and Networking degree program, you can seek entry-level to mid-level positions as a network administrator, project manager, systems analyst, or security expert. You could also use your networking and cybersecurity skills as an entrepreneur.

Independence University is nonprofit, which means we put student needs first. All your courses and tools have been carefully designed to maximize your success. At IU, your educational journey will challenge you but also enrich you as you prepare for future career growth.