Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
Combat Cyber Crime with a Cybersecurity Degree
In an increasingly digital world, qualified cybersecurity professionals are in demand. Recent research from McAfee estimates that cyber criminals take more than $1 trillion from the world economy every year. With a cybersecurity bachelor's degree from MACU, you can play a key role in preventing these crimes and keeping individuals and businesses safe.
Why pursue a Cybersecurity degree from MACU?
- Learn how to identify the security needs of and examine risks to the security of information systems
- Gain firsthand experience with auditing, testing and monitoring IT systems
- Receive the knowledge and experience you need to prepare for the Cisco CCNA certification exam
- Utilize MACU’s Student Services team for tutoring, mentorship, homework help and more
- Take your classes one at a time, evenings on campus or 100% online
- Earn credits for what you already know using our life experience program
- Graduate ready to pursue a career as a cybersecurity analyst, network engineer, systems engineer, vulnerability analyst and more
Major Course Topics
This course focuses on the importance of securing the IT infrastructure. It also covers ways that make the IT infrastructure vulnerable and steps that should be taken to secure it against malicious attacks. It introduces the role of security policy and implementation issues related to it. Students get an opportunity to audit, test, and monitor an IT system.
Risk Management and IT Security
This course explores the roles of risk management in ensuring the security of information systems. Areas of study include standards, policies, best practices, and compliance laws for risk management. The course discusses methods of assessing, analyzing, and managing risks. Further, it discusses how to create a business continuity plan, disaster recovery plan, and computer incident response team plan for a given scenario within an organization.
Hacking Techniques and Countermeasures
This course discusses hacking techniques and countermeasures. It covers tools and techniques that can be used for identifying system vulnerabilities that hackers can take advantage of. The course provides students an opportunity to practice ethical hacking procedures for attempting unauthorized access to target systems and data. It also discusses incident handling procedures in case of an information security compromise
An Introduction to Cybercrime Forensics
This course explores the discipline of cybercrime forensics. It describes various security threats and discusses legal considerations that cybersecurity professionals face while investigating cybercrimes. The course provides students an opportunity to study cybercrime investigation tools and examine their use in the collection, examination, and preservation of evidence for prosecution.
Our accelerated courses can be completed in as little as five weeks, allowing you to finish your degree quickly. In addition, we also offer up to 30 hours of course credit for your prior work, military or other life experiences through our life experience program.
With classes available 100% online or one night a week in the evenings, there is always time to fit school into your busy schedule. Our classes utilize a state-of-the art learning management system to help simplify and centralize your education.
MACU tuition costs 20% less than private universities nationwide. We are dedicated to making a great Christian education accessible, so we offer convenient payment plans and other opportunities for financial assistance.