Offered By: College of Science, Engineering, & Technology
Grow Your Skillset in Cyber Security
Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cyber Security prepares you to enter the fast-growing, in-demand field of information technology. If you are looking for a bachelor's in cyber security, but also want to gain an in-depth understanding of the value of IT, then this degree may be for you. Learn how it can improve business performance, boost organizational efficiency and reduce costs of enterprise systems. The bachelors in IT with an emphasis in cyber security degree program focuses on core competencies about IT-driven business, software technology and tools, enterprise information systems and cyber security.
If you are looking for a Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security, then this IT program with a cyber security emphasis from G.C.U. exposes you to the relationships among cyber defense, cyber operations, and cyber law. Acquire working knowledge of processes and goals of cyber forensics, and develop plans and strategies for security architectures. The emphasis culminates with an IT capstone project in cyber security.
Like a bachelor's in cyber security, this IT program with a cyber security emphasis offers courses focused on cyber operations planning and execution, cybercrime, and cyber law, as well as digital forensic investigations, security architecture, information assurance and secure system administration. This program trains you to problem solve using technology and computer programming, while also leveraging your own experience. A focus on applied, hands-on activities ensures you acquire the proper training to excel upon immediately entering the workforce in cyber security.
Students entering the bachelors in IT with an emphasis in cyber security degree program should be knowledgeable of algebra and common office software applications. The transfer-friendly program is designed for traditional, online or cohort students who want to acquire skills in various IT areas for entry-level positions focusing on cyber security, transition into a new career or prepare a portfolio of projects to strengthen job candidacy. You may be able to apply approved certifications to your degree program.
Gain Hands-On Professional Experience
As a graduate of this program, you will possess the skills to apply technology solutions and various local and cloud-based programs to enhance the deployment, configuration and management of technologies. The security capstone IT project can help you further develop technical writing and business presentation skills for the workforce. As part of a team, you develop a project proposal, conduct a feasibility study, learn to protect intellectual property and create a project budget and schedule.
Those seeking a Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security, but also wanting a rigorous IT curriculum designed to enhance learning with both lectures and labs, may wish to pursue this degree. As part of the coursework, you study platform technologies, networking, information assurance, IT security and management, programming fundamentals, cloud computing and Web systems and technologies. You also learn professional and ethical practices in relation to information technology through the lens of our Christian worldview.
What You Will Learn
Acquire a Specialty in Cyber Security
Course topics include:
- Cloud computing and its transformative impact on the IT industry
- Planning and implementation of IT systems according to business realities and objectives
- Information technology project management and object-related databases
- Design, management and maintenance of virtual enterprise and datacenter infrastructure
- Computer security, ethical hacking and cyber forensics investigations
Defend and Protect Network Systems
Our Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cyber Security degree program equips you with the skillset to pursue a career as an information systems manager, information security specialist, IT project manager, network support specialist, systems programmer, IT instructor or system integrator. With an emphasis in cyber security, you can seek a career as a security analyst, with an expected job growth of 37 percent between 2012 and 2022.*
*Information obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Join Grand Canyon University’s vibrant and growing campus community, with daytime classes designed for traditional students. Immerse yourself in a full undergraduate experience, complete with curriculum designed within the context of our Christian worldview. New modern classrooms, suite-style residence halls, popular dining options, resort-style swimming pools and a focus on creating a dynamic student life make G.C.U. a top choice for high school graduates and transfer students. Exciting events, well-known guest speakers and Division I athletics round out the traditional student experience. Our welcoming campus community is the perfect place to find your purpose.
Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. G.C.U. offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.
Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom. Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom. Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.
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