Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

Information security breaches, cyberattacks, and online threats continue to increase in frequency and make news around the world. Businesses, government agencies, and individuals are all at risk, and the demand for cybersecurity professionals is expected to grow.* Kaplan University’s bachelor’s degree program is designed to help you master the fundamentals of cybersecurity, applying industry-accepted and emerging practices to solve real-world security problems.

Upon completion of the program, you could be able to evaluate security trends, recognize best practices, and understand IT security products and threats. You will explore the depth and breadth of materials to enable you to pursue many of the critical certifications recognized by the information assurance community and for Department of Defense (DoD) personnel, as mandated by DoD Directive 8570.1.

Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Program Highlights

This online bachelor's degree program provides you with rigorous training designed to prepare you for entry-level positions across the field of cybersecurity.† As a graduate, you should be able to implement current and emerging practices, and understand the significance of security management in today's society. The curriculum emphasizes the need to obtain relevant certifications to excel in the cybersecurity field.

Programs outcomes for this degree include:

  • Technology skills: Apply current tools and methodologies to secure systems.
  • Client specifications: Analyze users’ security issues.
  • System specifications: Design secure information systems.
  • Technology analysis: Evaluate information security trends, practices, and products.
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Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Professional Competencies

Courses within the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity could help students develop the following skills:

  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Personal presentation
  • Multiculturalism and diversity
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Accelerated Master’s Degree Option

Interested in continuing on to pursue a graduate degree? Earning a minimum course grade in select bachelor's degree courses can gain you entry into a shortened version of Kaplan University's master’s degree in information technology or cybersecurity managementComplete both your bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in less time and at a lower cost than completing both programs separately. For details and eligibility requirements, speak to an Education Advisor upon enrollment in this bachelor’s degree program.

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Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

What are the Career Opportunities?

Earning your online bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity at Kaplan University may help you develop valuable skills that are applicable to a broad range of positions across the field, including:

  • Security policy analyst/specialist/manager
  • Security administrator/engineer
  • Security architect
  • Security programmer
  • Security researcher
  • Forensics analyst/investigator
  • Ethical hacker/penetration tester 
  • Many more

How Do I Get Started?

Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.

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Curriculum: Standard Track

  • Bachelor's Core

    Total Bachelor's Core Credits: 40

    Total Program Credits: 180

    • CM 107: COLLEGE COMPOSITION I Change

      Building on your existing writing strengths will help develop a foundation for a successful education and career. You will learn strategies to express yourself with confidence and communicate your ideas effectively in personal, academic, and professional situations.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • CM 220: COLLEGE COMPOSITION II Change

      This course helps students apply research and critical thinking skills to develop effective arguments. Students will create professional writings, incorporating post-draft revision strategies and working constructively with colleagues.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • CM 241: FOUNDATIONS OF TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION Change

      This course will examine fundamental components of technical communication, which include analyzing audience, defining objectives, designing documents, testing usability, and editing content. Students will use digital media tools to create a formal technical document tailored to meet the needs of an identified audience.

      Credits:

      2

      Prerequisites Required:

      Any college composition course
       

    • CS 204: PROFESSIONAL PRESENCE Change

      This course introduces students to multidisciplinary techniques and concepts pertinent to lifelong career development and professionalism. Students explore career planning as a strategy and professionalism as a method in order to pursue employment interests and career goals. Concepts include various professional communication skills appropriate for the global workplace, interpersonal relationship management, professional behavior, financial decision making, marketability, and using proper technologies to manage professional identities. 

      Credits:

      3

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • MM 212: COLLEGE ALGEBRA Change

      This course covers topics of algebra including linear functions, equations, and inequalities, systems of equations with two variables, polynomial functions, rational and radical equations and inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, ratios, proportions, variation, and graphing.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • MM 250: DISCRETE MATHEMATICS Change

      This course is designed to provide information technology and computer science students with an overview and appreciation of mathematical concepts, highlighting applications of mathematics to information technology and computer science. Topics include set theory, logic, matrices, sequences and series, graph theory, and algorithm analysis. The student will complete assignments in each of these areas and be able to identify and apply the core concepts in each of these areas to related problems.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      MM 150 or MM 212

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    • HU 200: ARTS AND HUMANITIES—MODERN CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS Change

      As a human, you have the unique ability to appreciate beauty. This course will help you to discover human potential as expressed through the arts and humanities. In this course, you will evaluate the impact of creative expression on cultures by studying examples from the humanities disciplines. You will investigate how creative expressions broaden perspective. As an arts and humanities student, you will analyze forms of creative expression, and discover how to apply this new found insight to your career goals, community, and daily experience.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      Any college composition course

    • HU 245: ETHICS Change

      In this course, students develop sound ethical reasoning and judgment through the study of practical applications of ethical theories. Topics studied include ethics as it relates to business, health care, society, and the environment. Emphasis is on practical applications of ethical principles and analytical methods.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      Any college composition course

    • HU 250: HUMANITIES AND CULTURE Change

      In this course you will be introduced to the humanities through a survey of human social and cultural life in a global setting. By investigating the social, artistic, religious, and economic developments of countries throughout the world, you will better understand each country’s cultural identity as well as begin to appreciate cultural continuity and change as defining characteristics of the human experience.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      Any college composition course

    • SC 200: DISCOVERING SCIENCE—CURRENT ISSUES IN A CHANGING WORLD Change

      This course is designed to introduce students to some of the most important concepts in science including inheritance, energy, randomness, and measurement. In addition, the course will give students a chance to explore the human aspects of science: how people put science into practice, how societies think about scientific findings, and why science depends on ethical practices. Knowledge gained in the course will help inform further study in many disciplines and will help students better understand how science affects their personal and professional lives. 

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • SC 235: GENERAL BIOLOGY I—HUMAN PERSPECTIVES Change

      In this introduction to biology, students will explore the living world of humans. The course emphasizes the processes of life from the molecular work of genes and proteins to human organ systems, all the way up to food webs and overpopulation. Practical applications of biology in everyday life are stressed throughout the course. No prior study of biology is required to enroll in this nonmajors course.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • SC 246: FUNDAMENTALS OF MICROBIOLOGY Change

      Fundamentals of Microbiology will review basic microbial cell structure, function, and genetics. The role of microorganisms and their effect on humans and the environment will also be explained. Aspects of medical and public health will be emphasized, as will bacterial and viral diseases, parasites, immunology, and epidemiology. Course material and labs are directly relevant to studies in health sciences, biological sciences, nursing, and genetics.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • SC 250: SCIENCE FOR EVERYDAY LIFE Change

      Science for Everyday Life is designed to help students recognize the importance of science as it impacts their daily lives in so many different ways. In this course, students will explore different rooms within a typical home and discover what role science plays as they investigate areas such as their kitchen and bathroom, the garden, and even the impact science has on their families and pets. The knowledge gained in this course will help garner a new appreciation for the science applications already around us and how to interpret the strengths and weaknesses of information streaming in from various sources.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • SS 211: THE 1960S—RESHAPING THE AMERICAN DREAM Change

      This course will take an in-depth look at the 1960s as a significant era in American history. Adopting multiple perspectives, we will explore the societal impact of such issues as the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Vietnam War, the Countercultural, Civil Rights, and Feminist Movements, the advent of the birth control pill, and many others. Through exploring the music, political climate, and advancements in technology and medicine of this historical era, we will discover how our individual lives and society as a whole were forever changed.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      Any college composition course

    • SS 236: PEOPLE, POWER, AND POLITICS—AN INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT Change

      The purpose of this introductory-level American government course is to provide students with crucial knowledge about how government works and about how they, as individual citizens, fit within that system. Focus is on the rights and obligations of citizens under the democratic political system established under the U.S. Constitution; the branches and levels of government; and the role of the media. This fundamental knowledge combined with critical thinking skills will be valuable personally and professionally.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      Any college composition course

    • SS 250: THE TECHNOLOGICAL REVOLUTION—A SOCIAL SCIENTIFIC APPROACH Change

      This is a social science survey course that will examine science and technology from a variety of social science disciplines including sociology, psychology, history, political science, anthropology, and economics. The use of science and technology has been a driving force behind all of human history, and even more so today. This course will take an interactive approach to study the relationship between humanity and technology throughout time and across the globe. 

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      Any college composition course

  • Major

    Total Major Credits: 117

    Total Program Credits: 180

    • IT 104: INTRODUCTION TO CYBERSECURITY Change

      Entities and organizations must be able to protect not only their network infrastructure, but also their personnel and customers from data loss and identity theft. This course introduces the topic of cybersecurity and how it has evolved over the last several decades. In this course, you will examine the concepts and challenges of cybersecurity from its evolution over the past decades to the increasing cyber threats that exist today. Evolving trends that impact cybersecurity will be discussed, including the use of mobile devices, cloud computing, and the increased sophistication of attacks. You will study cybersecurity’s role in physical and cyber incidents. Cybersecurity design is examined from a high level, as is the role of the cybersecurity professional in today’s information technology environment.

      This course is designed, among other things, to provide you with the foundational knowledge necessary to pursue relevant certifications. While the course may provide you with the knowledge necessary to sit for an examination, Kaplan University cannot guarantee your eligibility either to take an exam or to become certified.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • IT 262: CERTIFIED ETHICAL HACKING I Change

      This course covers the tools and procedures needed to perform ethical hacking. Ethical hacking, which is also known as penetration testing, is a procedure employed by organizations where the tester attempts to penetrate or compromise a computer or network. In so doing, organizational vulnerabilities are brought to light, which allows the organization to mitigate the vulnerabilities uncovered.

      This course is designed, among other things, to provide you with the foundational knowledge necessary to continue your studies for the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker certification. While the course may provide you with the knowledge necessary to sit for the examination, Kaplan University cannot guarantee your eligibility either to take this exam or become certified.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • IT 273: NETWORKING CONCEPTS Change

      This course introduces the concepts behind today’s networks. It outlines current network design, explaining the OSI Model and the methods of carrying data over wired and wireless media. Other topics include network design components, such as topologies and access methods, administration of network operating systems, and troubleshooting methods for data transmission and recovery.

      In this program you will learn the principles and terminology of network administration as you prepare for a career in a variety of entry-level positions in network technology and administration.* You will be provided with the skill sets needed to analyze, design, and evaluate network hardware and software solutions.

      * Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. 

      Sample Project:

      A key part of the course assignment is your ability to use a drawing tool called Microsoft Visio. Throughout the course, you will be tasked with developing Microsoft Visio diagrams of computer networks. A quick way to pick up how to use this tool is to watch the following 10 minute YouTube video.

      How to Use Microsoft Visio: A Basic Overview (10 minutes)

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmDjmm0btO8

      What's Next?

      The skills from this course will help you determine what area of computer networking you may be interested in seeking certifications in addition to your degree. While a degree opens up many doors, employers also look at certifications in addition to your degree.

        Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will be eligible to sit for or pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • IT 275: LINUX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION Change

      This introductory Linux course prepares you to install, configure, and administer Linux as a network operating system. You will learn both command line and graphical user interface administration with full-feature Linux distributions. Emphasis is placed on applied skills that address real-world challenges such as managing file structure, network services, and system security.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      IT 273

    • IT 277: CERTIFIED INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY PROFESSIONAL I Change

      This course covers the essential material comprising the first two study domains in the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Common Body of Knowledge (CBK). These two domains include asset security and access management. The information covered is vital in gaining a threshold understanding of the field of cybersecurity, and will enable you to implement access control methods, prevent access control attacks, and select controls and countermeasures based on security evaluation models.

      This course is designed, among other things, to provide you with the foundational knowledge necessary to pursue CISSP certification. While the course may provide you with the knowledge necessary to sit for the examination, Kaplan University cannot guarantee your eligibility either to take this exam or become certified.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • IT 279: CERTIFIED INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY PROFESSIONAL II Change

       This course covers the essential material comprising three study domains in the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Common Body of Knowledge (CBK).  These three domains are security engineering, network security, and software development security. The information covered is vital in gaining a threshold understanding of the field of cybersecurity, and will enable you to assess the vulnerabilities of security solutions, design secure communication channels, and apply security controls in the software development environment.   

      This course is designed, among other things, to provide you with the foundational knowledge necessary to pursue CISSP certification. While the course may provide you with the knowledge necessary to sit for the examination, Kaplan University cannot guarantee your eligibility either to take this exam or become certified.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      IT 277

    • IT 283: NETWORKING WITH TCP/IP Change

      This course provides a thorough examination of the protocols and services in the TCP/IP protocol suite. Students gain an understanding of how network traffic is encapsulated and transported by TCP/IP on local area networks and on wide area networks, including the Internet. Students learn about message addressing and forwarding, and how network errors are resolved.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      IT  273

    • IT 286: NETWORK SECURITY CONCEPTS Change

      This course introduces you to the essential knowledge required to secure today’s networks. You will learn to identify threats and vulnerabilities and to apply effective strategies to prevent data breaches. The course discusses topics such as risk assessment; compliance and operational security; access control and authorization management; intrusion detection; application hardening; malicious attacks; and cryptography. It outlines a security professional’s responsibilities and discusses the skills needed to protect an organization’s data and network infrastructure.

      Dynamic Description:

      If you plan to pursue a career in security, this course covers the foundational information to help you succeed.* It explains IT security basics; malware and threat management; social engineering; risk and business continuity planning; cryptography; security policies and operational security; and the security administration. You will also be able to use the concepts in this course to study for the CompTIA Security+ Exam SYO-401 and SYO-501.

      * Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

       Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will be eligible to sit for or pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.

      Sample Projects:

      Exercise: Upload and Download Speed Test
      Search for Internet speed test or bandwidth test websites (ex: McAfee Speedometer or bandwidthplace.com) and test your current system for both download and upload speed. Take a screen capture of the response. Explain your results and how these results may change overtime.

      Exercise: Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA)

      MBSA helps network administrators test the security state of their systems and detect problems with configuration and software updates. Research MBSA on Microsoft's website. If you have Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 installed on your system, you can download and run MBSA by following the instructions on the website. Take a screen capture of your results. Explain your results and any issues MSBA has identified.

      How does MBSA compare to Windows Update? If you cannot install MBSA on your system, research it on Microsoft's web site and write a summary of the features and results it generates.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      IT  273

    • MT 140: INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT Change

      This course provides an introductory overview of management theory, management functions, organizational structure, daily management responsibilities, ethics, and current management tools and resources. Theoretical concepts will be illustrated with practical application to real-world management problems and scenarios. Implications for managing change within the context of a global economy and other dynamic environmental forces are also examined.

      Credits:

      5

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • IT 316: COMPUTER FORENSICS Change

      This course explores the pervasive nature of illegal and unauthorized activity occurring in cyberspace: computer crime. You will learn about the many types of computer crime and the structured procedures deployed in its investigation. This will include a systematic investigative approach of both corporate and criminal-related offenses. You will learn data-retrieval principles including onsite data collection, laboratory data retrieval, and live network data retrieval. You will learn how current computer forensics tools are used for data acquisitions to data analysis. This course will also discuss how computer crimes present unique vulnerabilities to computer systems due to the global nature of the Internet.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • IT 331: TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE Change

      This course explores the concepts and purpose of information technology infrastructure. Emphasis is placed on expanding your knowledge of computer networks and data transmissions and applying those concepts to an organization’s technology requirements.

      Dynamic Description:

      Students will explore the physical devices that constitute a modern network and learn about the software and hardware components of a local area network (LAN).

      Among the many important skills sets, this course will help students:

      • Analyze the functions of key components in information technology (IT) infrastructure.
      • Evaluate wide area network (WAN) technologies.
      • Plan an effective IT infrastructure based on the needs of an organization.
      • Describe how networking skills can improve project success.
      • Practice global interconnectedness as it applies to your field of study.

      The students will explore different technology options such as:

      • Leased line - Point-to-point connection between two computers or LANs
      • Circuit switching - A dedicated circuit path is created between end points (ex: is dial-up connections).
      • Packet switching - Devices transport packets via a shared single point-to-point or point-to-multipoint link across a carrier internetwork. Variable length packets are transmitted over permanent virtual circuits (PVC) or switched virtual circuits (SVC)
      • Call relay - Similar to packet switching, but uses fixed length cells instead of variable length packets. Data is divided into fixed-length cells and then transported across virtual circuits.

      Sample Project:

      Each student will describe a network that he or she has knowledge of; this may be a LAN at work or a home setup. The student will describe the physical characteristics of the LAN and how it has been implemented. The project must be completed using the standard APA format. Because this is a written assignment, the student gains skills in observation and reporting of technical details.

      What's Next?

      Once the student has a solid foundation in the components that make up a network they can start to study more advanced areas of network design and implementation.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      200-level or above IT course; upper-level students only

    • IT 374: LINUX SECURITY Change

      This course introduces Kali Linux as a penetration testing and security auditing platform with advanced tools to identify, detect, and exploit any vulnerabilities uncovered in the target network environment. You will explore several security assessment tools necessary to conduct penetration testing in their respective categories, such as target scoping, information gathering, discovery, enumeration, and vulnerability. You will develop practical penetration testing skills by demonstrating hacker tools and techniques that reflect real-world attack scenarios from a business perspective in today's digital age.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      IT 275

    • IT 388: ROUTING AND SWITCHING I Change

      This course is the first of two routing and switching courses that prepare you to design, configure, and maintain network routing and switching. You learn the basic concepts, protocols, and functions of network routers and switches. Emphasis is placed on hands-on practice of configuration and troubleshooting using live and simulated labs.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      IT 283

    • IT 390: INTRUSION DETECTION AND INCIDENCE RESPONSE Change

      This course provides an introduction to intrusion detection systems available to protect networks from cybercriminals. You will explore various security concepts and the basics of security attacks. You will install and configure various intrusion detection system tools. Topics include principles and classifications of intrusion detection systems, incident response process, and response types. Additionally, the course presents insight into intrusion detection and forensics and incident response strategies required to protect critical assets.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      IT 286

    • IT 395: CERTIFIED ETHICAL HACKING II Change

      This course continues concepts introduced in IT 262 covering the tools and procedures needed to perform ethical hacking. More advanced penetration testing procedures are covered as well as how to incorporate the knowledge learned into a cohesive set of procedures to help organizations find potential vulnerabilities.

      This course is designed, among other things, to provide you with the foundational knowledge necessary to continue the pursuit of the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker certification. While the course may provide you with the knowledge necessary to sit for the examination, Kaplan University cannot guarantee your eligibility either to take this exam or become certified.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      IT 262

    • IT 400: ETHICS IN CYBERSECURITY Change

      New innovations within information technology continue to evolve around the world, creating ethical challenges and concerns for information technology professionals. This course will examine ethical and legal concerns with the use of information technology. Ethical issues will be examined as they relate to common information systems. Additional topics including privacy, regulations, as well as societal and cultural influences on decision making will be examined.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      None

    • IT 410: CERTIFIED INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY PROFESSIONAL III Change

      This course primarily addresses two domains in the Certified Information Systems Security Professional CBK (Common Body of Knowledge). The two domains are (1) security assessment and testing and (2) security operations. The security assessment and testing domain explores vulnerability assessments and secure software testing strategies. The domain of security operations details how to manage change and respond to incidents. There will also be a discussion of two important topics that were not examined in Domain 1 of the CISSP I course. These topics are professional ethics, and legal and regulatory issues.

      This course is designed, among other things, to provide you with the foundational knowledge necessary to pursue CISSP certification. While the course may provide you with the knowledge necessary to sit for the examination, Kaplan University cannot guarantee your eligibility either to take this exam or become certified.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      IT 279

    • IT 411: DIGITAL FORENSICS Change

      In this course, students learn about computer forensics and techniques used to perform computer forensics examinations. Students learn how to gather and protect evidence used in prosecuting computer crimes. Topics in this course include acquiring digital evidence, bookmarking data, file signature analysis, hash analysis, and other forensic techniques. This course is designed, among other things, to provide the student with the requisite knowledge to sit for the EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) exam. While the course may provide the student with the knowledge necessary to sit for the examination, Kaplan University cannot guarantee the student’s eligibility either to take this exam or become certified. 

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      IT 286

    • IT 412: INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY Change

      Businesses must be able to protect their networks and infrastructures from security attacks. In this course, you learn to investigate system vulnerabilities and implement security solutions. Topics in this course include access control, application security, business continuity and disaster recovery planning, cryptography, information security and risk management, compliance and investigations, operations security, physical security, security architecture and design, telecommunications, and network security. This course is designed, among other things, to provide you with the requisite knowledge to sit for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional exam. While the course may provide the knowledge necessary to sit for the examination, Kaplan University cannot guarantee your eligibility either to take this exam or become certified.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      IT  286

    • IT 484: CYBERSECURITY POLICIES Change

      This course teaches you how to defend organizational resources by implementing and maintaining cybersecurity policies. Cybersecurity policies are used to support defense of data availability, integrity, and confidentiality. By establishing and applying effective security policies, organizations can keep valuable data safe. Topics include applying cybersecurity policies to access controls, cybersecurity operations and administration, risk analysis, incident response, and recovery. This course also teaches you cybersecurity polices for securing publically available resources and Web applications.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      IT 388

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    • IT 497: BACHELOR’S CAPSTONE IN CYBERSECURITY Change

      The Bachelor’s Capstone in Cybersecurity is designed to build on the concepts of all information technology and security courses you have taken as a part of your degree plan. The capstone project integrates problem-solving techniques and the development and implementation of viable, student-developed solutions to meet an identified technology or design need in a business or institutional environment. You will be directed to work collaboratively to achieve the learning objectives for this course.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      Last term or permission from the Program Chair

    • IT 479: BACHELOR'S-LEVEL CYBERSECURITY INTERNSHIP Change

      This course is taken at the conclusion of the cybersecurity degree and incorporates practical job experience with the skills and knowledge gained from prior coursework. You will work with instructors and other students on real-world projects that may include security system design, forensic analysis, or recommendations for an organization’s security infrastructure. This course will enable you and your team members to practice your problem-solving talents. Along with timelines and project plans, your team will consider other business constraints. As is a requirement for most information technology projects, each security project may include evaluation mechanisms, hands-on demonstrations, examples for stakeholders, and a final roll-up of future project improvements. Internships must be preapproved by the Dean prior to the start of the term. Students who fail this course on the first attempt may not reenroll in this course without the Dean’s approval.

      Credits:

      6

      Prerequisites Required:

      Last term or permission from the Dean

  • Electives

    Total Electives Credits: 23

    Total Program Credits: 180

Curriculum: Concentration

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Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will be eligible to sit for or pass those exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Kaplan University program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams. Students should research the requirements in the state in which they intend to seek employment.