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Online Bachelor’s Degree

Cybersecurity Technology

Cybersecurity Technology
Bachelor of Science
AT A GLANCE
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
TUITION
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
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Protect crucial digital assets with a bachelor's degree in cybersecurity technology.

In the online cybersecurity technology bachelor's degree program, you'll learn the operational procedures and technologies to design, implement, administer, secure, and troubleshoot corporate networks while applying cybersecurity principles operationally. Plus, your coursework can help prepare you for several cybersecurity certification exams.

Total Credits Required: 120

Required Major Courses: 33 Credits

  • (3 Credits, CMIT 202)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 265)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 291)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 320)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 321)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 326)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 351)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 495)
  • Three upper-level courses (9 credits) chosen from the following:
    • Any upper-level CMIT courses
    • (3 Credits, CCJS 321).

Digital Forensics Focus

If you are interested in a career in digital forensics, you can take three of the following upper-level courses to satisfy the 9-credit requirement listed above:

  • (3 Credits, CCJS 321)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 424)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 440)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 460)

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 (1 Credit, LIBS 150) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2 (3 Credits, PACE 111T) 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, CMIT 202) 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, CMIT 265) 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-credit elective course Elective
16 (3 Credits, ECON 203) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
17 (3 Credits, CMIT 291) Major
18 (3 Credits, CMIT 320) Major
19 3-credit elective course Elective
20 (3 Credits, CMIT 321) Major
21 3-credit elective course Elective
22 (3 Credits, CMIT 351) Major
23 3-credit elective course Elective
24 (3 Credits, CMIT 326) Major
25 (3 Credits, WRTG 393) General Education: Communication
26 3-credit elective course Elective
27 3-credit elective course Elective
28 3-credit elective course Elective
29 (3 Credits, CMIT 421) Major
30 3-credit elective course Elective
31 3-credit elective course Elective
32 (3 Credits, CMIT 386) Major
33 3-credit elective course Elective
34 3-credit elective course Elective
35 (3 Credits, CCJS 321) 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, CMIT 495) Major
41 1-credit elective course Elective

Vertical Pathway

If you completed your undergraduate degree at UMGC with a major in cybersecurity technology, a vertical pathway between UMGC's graduate and undergraduate degree programs in that field allows you to reduce your total coursework for our graduate programs in Cloud Computing Systems, Cybersecurity Management and Policy, Cyber Operations, Cybersecurity Technology, or Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigation.

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022–2023 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 prepare for a career in network management, network security, systems administration, or cybersecurity threat analysis and management, whether you're new to the IT field or looking to move up to middle management.

16K
NEW JOBS
The computer networks and computer systems administrator field is projected to add 16,000 new jobs within the next 10 years.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | "Occupational Outlook Handbook" | 2021

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Industry Certifications

Courses in this program are designed to provide you with the knowledge you need to take the valuable industry certification exams, which can help you increase your marketability.

Additional Program Information

UMGC is a designated National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) institution and can help you earn the CDFAE Certificates of Completion listed below. These CDFAE Certificates of Completion can be exchanged for corresponding U.S. Department of Defense forensics certifications, which are required when performing forensics work for the Federal Government or Federal contractors.

Earn the following CDFAE Certificates of Completion by completing the listed requirements:

  • Digital Media Collector: (3 Credits, CMIT 202) and (3 Credits, CMIT 460) with a grade of C or better in each course.
  • Digital Forensic Examiner: (3 Credits, CMIT 202), (3 Credits, CMIT 424), and  (3 Credits, CMIT 460) with a grade of C or better in each course.

In addition, you will need to complete the requirements for graduating with a Bachelor of Science in computer networks and cybersecurity and obtain employment with an applicable Federal employer or Federal contractor. Once you have met these requirements, please e-mail the Computer Information Systems and Technology (CITE) Department at cite@umgc.edu and include "CDFAE Certificate of Completion Request" in the subject line and your full name, student ID, and mailing address in the e-mail. Once the CITE Department verifies that these requirements have been met, it will issue the CDFAE Certificate of Completion.

Please read the CDFAE Certificates of Completion webpage thoroughly for additional details, including required timeframes for exchanging your Certificate of Completion.

Computing Club

The Computing Club provides a dynamic environment where members can work collaboratively, share innovative ideas, enhance their career-readiness, and gain marketable experience in their respective fields. It is available to graduate or undergraduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff members. Students and alumni can join the Computing Club group on CareerQuest.

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 cyber team webpage to learn more.

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