Cyber-attacks are being waged all over the world - whether at a corporation, government agency, or communications system. From online banking to electronic commerce to transportation operations, our world increasingly depends on a cyber-infrastructure. Handling these diverse software and controls systems against malicious users has become a national priority.
The demand for cybersecurity professionals has never been greater. The U.S. Department of Labor projects a 22% growth in network security related careers through 2020¹. Be prepared to meet this critical need and secure your IT career with a Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity² from American National University.
With a bachelor's degree in cybersecurity you will be prepared to compete for entry-level positions like: network security specialist, digital forensics and incident response specialist or vulnerability analyst.
Are you looking to get into the workforce sooner? An associate's degree in Cybersecurity will provide the foundational skills employers require and get you into the job market quicker than you thought possible.
See also our Cybersecurity Associate's degree online program.
The American National University's Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity program is designed to prepare you for a rewarding career in the network security industry. As a student you will learn practices for the design of secure modern networks as well as how to secure existing computers and networks - both wired and wireless; and cover topics about evolving threats and the proper use of specific security tools. Your coursework will focus on:
Whether you are interested in starting or advancing your career in this specialized field, this program will prepare you to sit for certifications exams from vendors such as Microsoft® and industry recognized certifications exams administered through CompTIA® and EC Council®. These certifications can help you stand out in today's competitive job market and broaden employment opportunities.
American National University promotes a progressive learning format, so as you earn your degree in cybersecurity, you can immediately use your training to advance your career as you further your education in the field of cybersecurity; or continue your education in other high-demand fields at the bachelor's degree and graduate levels in areas such information technology and business administration management.
¹ Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition.
² The online division of American National University is approved to offer the Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity in the state of Virginia..
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¹While widely available, not all courses are available at all class times or offered every term. Check with a University Student Services representative.
²Refresher training is tuition-free for qualified students. Additional costs such as lab fees, books and supplies are the responsibilities of the student. Retraining is limited to the program from which the student graduated and is subject to space available.
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