Accelerated Cyber and Network Security Degree
Complete the Cyber and Network Security program in as few as 12 months with year round, full time enrollment.
ECPI University provides vouchers that allow students to take certification exams at a greatly reduced cost.
Bachelors to Bachelors in Cyber and Network Security Program Overview
Are you interested in a career in cyber and network security but have a bachelor’s degree in another field? Are you looking for a way to acquire the knowledge and skill to embark on a new career path in as little time as possible? ECPI University offers a new program that would allow you to complete a Bachelor of Science in Cyber and Network Security degree in as little as 12 months. This program is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills companies are searching for in cybersecurity professionals.
You may have seen the headlines or know someone that has been affected by cybercrimes, perhaps you have yourself. With every company and person at risk of being a victim of cybercrimes, opportunities forhighly skilled cybersecurity professionals are expanding.
Are you ready to join the fight against cybercrime but are not sure where to start? ECPI University’s degree completion program is designed to offer those with an existing bachelor degree a unique, streamlined opportunity to use credits earned in their current degree toward a degree in Cyber and Network Security.
ECPI University is one of the leading institutions in awarding degrees in Cyber Security. We are dedicated to student success! We can help you succeed with our support services such as academic tutors, cybersecurity competitions, and robust career services and assistance.
Employers are eagerly seeking highly skilled cybersecurity professionals and desire employees who are ready to contribute to their organization immediately. Our skills-based, hands-on approach helps you learn the skills you need.
Contact ECPI University today to learn how we can help you reach your goal of becoming a cybersecurity professional!
60 semester credit hours
Course ID Course Name Credits ACS100 Computing Fundamentals 6 ACS125 Programming & Database Fundamentals 6 ACS150 Networking Fundamentals 6 ACS200 Security Fundamentals 6 ACS200L Security+ Boot Camp 1 ACS225 Windows Administration 6 ACS250 Linux Administration 6 ACS300 Routing & Switching Fundamentals 6 ACS325 Cloud Administration 6 ACS400 Ethical Hacking 6 ACS450 Capstone I (Competition) 1 ACS451 Capstone II (Project) 4
Entrance requirements include 60 total credits applied from previous degree/coursework, including:
- 31 Arts and Science credits applied from previous degree/coursework (including prerequisite coursework outlined below)
- 3 credits in computer applications
- 26 elective credits
60 semester credit hours
Course Title Credits Arts and Sciences Written Composition 6 Oral Communication 3 Social/Behavioral Sciences 6 Natural Science w/lab 4 Fine Arts/Humanities 3 Math 3 Statistics 3 Interdisciplinary Capstone/Elective 3 Technology and Electives Computer Applications 3 Electives 26
Acceptance of Academic Credit and Transfer Policy
Applicants of the Bachelor of Science in Cyber and Network Security (Degree Completion) program must have completed a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution, graduating with at least at 2.50 GPA. An official transcript is required as part of the application process.
Students who do not meet the 2.50 GPA requirement may apply for admission to the BS CNS program on a provisional status. Upon successful completion of the first semester of the BS CNS curriculum, a student may apply for a change of status from provisional admission to the full admission.
Transfer credits will be evaluated according to ECPI University’s transfer credit policy. The requirements for prerequisite courses must be satisfied, as outlined in the previous section.
- Program Description
BS in Cyber and Network Security Program
at a Glance
Do you have a desire to obtain a career as a cybersecurity professional and help protect individuals and organizations from emerging cyber threats? ECPI University’s Cyber and Network Security, Bachelor of Science (Degree Completion) Program will give you the opportunity to learn how to protect networks against inside and outside threats such as hackers, malware, spyware, and viruses. Cybercrimes affect individuals, communities, businesses, governments, and critical infrastructure. Therefore, learning how to defend and protect an organization’s assets is an extremely valuable skillset.
The demand for trained cybersecurity and network security professionals is on the rise. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of information security analysts will grow 32 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand is especially high due to the rise in sophisticated hackers. These analysts will be needed to create advanced solutions to thwart hackers from stealing critical information or causing complications for computer networks.
ECPI University’s Cyber and Network Security, Bachelor of Science (Degree Completion) Program places emphasis on cybercrime detection, as well as the design, development and implementation of tools and software. Students will gain the opportunity to build networks, and design and develop strategies to assist clients with technical problems and keep their networks secure.
This program provides a hands-on, skills based learning approach that reflects real world environments. Over a 12 month period, students will find themselves fully immersed in the world of cybersecurity and will focus on just one topic every 5 weeks, allowing for a more in depth understanding and better preparation for in demand certifications.
If you want a career that combines the knowledge of cyber networks, and the ability to build networks that protect communities and businesses from cybercrimes, consider a degree completion program in Cyber and Network Security.
- Possible Career Track
What can I do with a
Bachelors in Cyber and Network Security?
What are the Possible Career Tracks for a Bachelors in Cyber and Network Security?
Students majoring in Cyber and Network Security typically seek employment in technology-focused, computer science related fields. Technology industries are on the lookout for knowledgeable staff who have a deep understanding of cyber and mobile networks, as well as backgrounds in software and computer systems. Graduates in the cybersecurity field are sought after in many industries, so employment is likely in most public or private business settings, even the military!
Top career choices in this field include:
- Cybersecurity Operations and Maintenance Specialist
- Network and Datacenter Administrator
- Virtual Server Administrator
- Security Operations Analyst
- Penetration Tester
- Systems Analyst
- Systems Administrator
- Information Security Engineer
Students in the B.S. in Cyber and Network Security 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 completion of the Bachelor of Science in Cyber and Network Security program, graduates are able to:
- Apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to analyze and solve a complex computing problem.
- Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
- Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
- Make informed judgments in computing practice based on ethics, law, regulatory environment, and standards of the profession.
- Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
- Apply security principles and practices to the environment, hardware, software, and human aspects of a system.
- Analyze and evaluate systems to maintain operations in the presence of risks and threats.