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Cyber and Network Security Degree 100% Online

Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science with a Major in Cyber and Network Security - 100% Online

Cyber and Network Security Online Degree Program Overview

You’ve heard of the Internet of Things (IoT), right? It’s making our lives much easier to manage, as we control the thermostat, turn on the lights, or record TV shows remotely from our phones. And while this is certainly convenient, each one of these internet pathways is a potential portal for hackers and cyber-criminals looking to create havoc.

You know what else you can do conveniently anywhere there’s an internet connection? Attend college. If you’ve ever thought about a career in Cyber and Network Security, ECPI University Online makes it attainable, not matter how busy your schedule.

Now is the time to enter this profession with the demand for Cyber and Network Security professionals growing each year. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 28 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.*

There’s never been a better time to pursue online education. Through advanced simulation and communication channels, you can enjoy the kind of hands-on education and one-on-one learning formerly reserved just for the physical classroom. And with courses offered year-round, you can complete your education much faster, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer and Information Science with a Cyber and Network Security major online in just 2.5 years.

Our online cyber and network security degree program can teach you how to:

  • Create basic security policy and procedures
  • Administer, manage, and troubleshoot hardware, software, or services for single, mixed and multi-user environments
  • Learn how to actively monitor and defend networks
  • Use cyber security measures to protect data and manage personnel conduct in relation to safeguarding data.
  • Learn how to do vulnerability analysis/penetration testing of organizations

The IoT is expanding every day, and so are the threats. You can become part of the solution and make a big difference.

The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security

*The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated ECPI University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) for the Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science: Cyber and Network Security major, Cybersecurity Track through academic year 2023. Designation Letter can be viewed here.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Information Security Analysts

The Computer and Information Science programs are delivered online or through a campus-based hybrid model.

It’s no secret that Cyber and Network Security is one of today’s hottest careers. Learn more about the opportunities for growth in this field in Atlanta, GA here!

Program Description

At ECPI University, your classroom experience is reinforced with hands-on instruction, using the same kind of technology found in the workplace. Create and build networks in Windows, CISCO, and UNIX environments, and design and implement network security plans to keep hackers at bay and networks secure. Specifically, ECPI’s online cyber and network security degree program could teach you how to:

Maintain network hardware and software

  • Evaluate problems and monitor network to ensure its availability to system users
  • Identify customer needs and use that information to design, interpret, and assess network requirements
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures
  • Install security software
  • Monitor networks for security breaches

Further develop knowledge in the following areas:

  • Ethical and Professional Practices
  • Logic and Decision Processes; Troubleshooting; Problem Resolution
  • Risk Management and Disaster Recovery
  • Customer Service and System Self-Assessment
  • Installation and Configuration of Client and Server Operating Systems, Network Services, and Security Tools
  • Protection of Sensitive Information by Preventing, Detecting, and Responding to Cyber Security Attacks

ECPI’s bachelor of science degree in Computer & Information Science with a major in Cyber and Network Security curriculum aims to prepare graduates to sit for IT certification exams related to CompTIA, Cisco Systems, and Microsoft.

Possible Career Track

*Network and cyber security management professionals are employed in a wide range of positions including:

  • Information security analyst
  • Network administration
  • Technical support and help desks
  • Network infrastructure support areas in routing, server management, and switching
  • Network security analyst
  • Network applications supervision/management
  • Information technology solutions providers
  • Network implementation

*As a condition of employment in any security position, a prospective employee may be required to pass a full background investigation for the purpose of obtaining a security clearance.


Core Curriculum

28 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
BUS121 Introduction to Business 3
BUS472 Applied Project Management 3
BUS472L Applied Project Management Lab 1
CIS126 Introduction to Programming 3
CIS142 Introduction to Cloud Solutions 3
CIS150 Introduction to Networking 3
CIS206 Linux Administration 3
CIS212 Principles of Cybersecurity 3
CIS223 Introduction to Databases 3
CIS123 Introduction to Scripting 3
CIS228 Service Desk Fundamentals 3

Arts and Sciences*

31 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CAP480 Arts and Sciences Capstone 3
COM115 Principles of Communication 3
ENG110 College Composition 3
ENG120 Advanced Composition 3
HUM205 Culture and Diversity 3
MTH131 College Algebra 3
MTH140 Statistics 3
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY220 Positive Psychology 3
PHY120 Physics 3
PHY120L Physics Lab 1
BIO122 Environmental Biology 3
BIO122L Environmental Biology Lab 1
*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts & Sciences Department section in the ECPI University Course Catalog.

Self Integration

9 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CIS115 Computer Applications 3
COR090 Career Orientation Seminar 0
FOR110 Essentials for Success 3

Cyber and Network Security Major Required Courses

37 semester credit hours plus electives

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS101 Computer Configuration I 3
CIS202 Introduction to Routing and Switching 3
CIS202L Introduction to Routing and Switching Lab 1
CIS204 Intermediate Routing and Switching 3
CIS207L Routing and Switching LAB 1
CIS225 Network Protocols and Services 3
CIS245 Windows Client and Server 3
CIS245L Windows Client and Server Lab 1
CIS251 Advanced Windows Server 3
CIS256 Windows Active Directory 3
CIS256L Windows Active Directory LAB 1
CIS321 Network Scripting 3
CIS403 Ethical Hacking 3
CIS425 Advanced Defense and Countermeasures 3
CIS495 Cyber and Network Security Capstone 3
CIS490 Bachelor's Externship-CIS 3

Elective Courses

15 semester credit hours

Course ID Course Name Credits
CIS242 AWS Academy Cloud Foundations 3
CIS253 Network Virtualization Fundamentals 3
CIS253L Network Virtualization Fundamentals Lab 1
CIS282 Web Interface Design 3
CIS305 Advanced Linux Administration 3
CIS305L Advanced Linux Administration 1
CIS311 Web Site Management and Security 3
CIS311L Web Site Management and Security Lab 1
CIS328 Email Services 3
CIS343 AWS Academy Cloud Architecting 3
CIS410 Security Systems Administration 3
CIS425 Advanced Defense and Countermeasures 3
CIS425L Advanced Defense and Countermeasures Lab 1
CIS427 Enterprise Network Security 3
CIS490 Bachelor’s Externship-CIS 3
CIS491 Externship-CIS Sr. I-a 1
CIS492 Externship-CIS Sr. I-b 1
CIS493 Externship-CIS Sr. I-c 1
CIS494 Externship-CIS Sr. II 2
EET251 Computer Configuration II 3
EET251L Computer Configuration II Lab 1
EET282 Wireless Security 3

Students in the Online B.S. in Computer & Information Science program develop planning, design, implementation, and support skills in operating systems, networking, software programs, and security. Students develop additional focused skills based on which major the student pursues. Students also learn principles of excellent customer service in order to assist clients with technical issues.

Upon successful completion of the Online Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science, graduates are able to:

Computer and Information Science Outcomes:

  • Use processes, tools, and technologies to support an organization
  • Lead and work as a member of a technical team
  • Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments
  • Identify and use appropriate technical literature
  • Engage in continuous professional development through user groups, associations, conferences, readings, research, and other channels.
  • Develop and use ethical best practices in the maintenance and security of information and systems
  • Use cloud computing tools

Cyber and Network Security Major Outcomes:

  • Plan, design, configure and administer a network and security infrastructure
  • Maintain, monitor, and troubleshoot a network and security infrastructure
  • Assess and implement technical and non-technical security controls to protect an organization from threats and vulnerabilities

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