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Online Bachelor's Degree

Cybersecurity Management & Policy

Cybersecurity Management and Policy
Bachelor of Science
DEGREE AT A GLANCE
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
TUITION RATES
  • $318 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Develop skills required to prepare for career growth in this nationally recognized program.

Prepare to become a leader in the protection of data with an online bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity management and policy from UMGC. This innovative program uses a multidisciplinary approach, drawing from fields such as management, law, science, business, technology, and psychology. Designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars, the curriculum combines theories with real-world applications to provide you with skills for protecting critical cyber infrastructure.

Total Credits Required: 120

Required Major Courses: 33 Credits

  • (3 Credits, CSIA 300)
  • (3 Credits, IFSM 304)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 265)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 320)
  • (3 Credits, CSIA 310)
  • (3 Credits, CSIA 350)
  • (3 Credits, CSIA 360)
  • (3 Credits, CSIA 413)
  • (3 Credits, CSIA 459)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 425)
  • (3 Credits, CSIA 485)

General Education Courses: 41 Credits

Review the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees.

Minor and Elective Courses: 46 Credits

Review a list of available academic minors or see the course catalog or Schedule of Classes to help you select elective courses.

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
1 (3 Credits, PACE 111T) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2 (1 Credit, LIBS 150) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
3 (3 Credits, WRTG 111) General Education: Communication
4 (3 Credits, IFSM 201) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy; Prerequisite to Major
5 (3 Credits, NUTR 100) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
6 (3 Credits, CSIA 300) Major
7 (3 Credits, SPCH 100) General Education: Communication
8 (3 Credits, MATH 107) General Education: Math
9 (3 Credits, WRTG 112) General Education: Communication
10 (3 Credits, IFSM 304) Major
11 (3 Credits, HIST 125) General Education: Arts & Humanities
12 (4 Credits, BIOL 103) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
13 (3 Credits, BEHS 103) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
14 (3 Credits, ARTH 334) General Education: Arts & Humanities
15 (3 Credits, CMIT 202) Elective; Prerequisite to Major Requirement
16 (3 Credits, ECON 103) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
17 (3 Credits, CMIT 265) Major
18 3-credit elective course Elective
19 (3 Credits, CMIT 320) Major
20 3-credit elective course Elective
21 (3 Credits, CSIA 310) Major
22 3-credit elective course Elective
23 (3 Credits, CSIA 350) Major
24 (3 Credits, WRTG 393) General Education: Communication
25 3-credit elective course Elective
26 (3 Credits, CSIA 360) Major
27 3-credit elective course Elective
28 3-credit elective course Elective
29 (3 Credits, CSIA 413) Major
30 3-credit elective course Elective
31 3-credit elective course Elective
32 (3 Credits, CSIA 459) Major
33 3-credit elective course Elective
34 3-credit elective course Elective
35 (3 Credits, CMIT 425) Major
36 3-credit elective course Elective
37 3-credit elective course Elective
38 3-credit elective course Elective
39 3-credit elective course Elective
40 (3 Credits, CSIA 485) Major
41 (1 Credit, CAPL 398A) Elective

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2023–2024 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each bachelor’s degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all bachelor’s degrees.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Industry Snapshot

This program is designed to help you develop skills to manage the people and technologies required to protect information, information systems, and infrastructures including the nation's critical cyber infrastructures. It is ideal for students who want to leverage previous work experience to move into a leadership or management role within a corporate organization or government agency.

Faustina A. (left), Lancaster, PA & Diana M. (right), Elkridge, MD

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Cyber Competition Team

The Cyber Competition Team represents UMGC at various cybersecurity events and tournaments nationwide. Being a member of the team gives students an opportunity to develop their cybersecurity skills and network with other students. The team is open to undergraduate and graduate students and alumni through a tryout process. Email jesse.varsalone@umgc.edu or visit the team webpage to learn more.

For some of the upper-level cybersecurity and IT courses in this program, you will need equipment that meets the following specifications. Courses in graphics- or computing-intensive disciplines may require a higher processing speed, more RAM, and/or better screen resolution.

Hardware Requirements

  • 64-bit processor, Intel Core i5 (7th generation or higher), or equivalent (e.g., AMD, M1) 
  • Processor speed: 1.5 GHz or higher (2 GHz recommended) 
  • Storage: At least 250 GB (SSD [preferred] or HD), with at least 30 percent free space 
  • RAM: At least 4 GB (8 GB recommended) 
  • Display/monitor: Minimum 13” 
  • Screen resolution: Minimum 1280 px x 1024 px 
  • Keyboard and mouse/trackpad 
  • High-speed Internet connection (Ethernet or Wi-Fi) 
  • 32-bit video card

Operating System

Choose one of the following:

  • Windows 10 (recommended; version 1909 or higher required for any course using Adobe Creative Cloud) 
  • Mac OS X 10.15 or higher 
  • Ubuntu 18.04+ (or other Linux LTS) 

Software

  • Microsoft Office 2019 or later (Office 365 Education is available for free with your student email address.) 
  • Most recent version/update of a web browser (Firefox, Safari, or Chrome) 
  • Antivirus software 
  • Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader 

Additional Recommendations

  • Built-in camera (or USB port for a webcam)
  • Built-in microphone and speakers (or USB ports for external audio devices)
 

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