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BS in Computer Science: Cybersecurity

Learn Strategies and Solutions to Protect Business Data

Transfer Credits Accepted

Asynchronous Online Degree

Specialized Training

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  • Duration Up to 4 yrs
  • Cost per Credit $411
  • Credit Hours 120

Program Benefits

  • Flexible online format
  • Theoretical and practical skill development
  • Free to apply

Develop Valuable Skill Sets for the Growing Cybersecurity Field

Demand for trained cybersecurity experts is on the rise, especially in industries like finance and healthcare where data security is essential. By adding a cybersecurity emphasis to your B.S. in Computer Science degree, you can broaden your knowledge base to include the technical skill sets employers seek. You’ll learn to determine an organization’s security needs, implement strategies that maintain information security and guard against cyber attacks and other cybersecurity issues.

When you graduate from the Bachelor of Computer Science in Cybersecurity program, you can pursue roles like information security analyst, which has a projected employment growth rate of 33% through 2030 and a median salary of $103,590 per year.1

Meet the Demand for Cybersecurity Experts

100% online courses

Up to 4 years

Required cybersecurity concentration

This six-course concentration features a specialized curriculum focused on all aspects of cybersecurity. You’ll build the technical skills you need to protect organizations from cyber attacks, keep information secure and reduce the risk of data loss.

This course will provide students with a broad introduction to the field of psychology and help them develop a more comprehensive and accurate understanding of human behavior. Among the topics covered are the history of psychology, biological causes of behavior, learning, memory, development, personality and psychological disorders.

This course covers the security aspects of computing systems and software from the perspective of an attacker. Through readings and hands-on labs, students will study security policy and its relationship between system components, systems programming, debugging and reverse engineering, techniques for analyzing insecure software and crafting attack mechanisms as well as a practical exploration of contemporary cybersecurity tools.

A theoretical introduction to classical and modern methods of encryption and decryption. Topics include sharing schemes, private and public key cryptosystems.

Faculty Spotlight

Lauren Grimley

Lauren Grimley, Associate Professor and Chair of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department

Dr. Lauren Grimley is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Spring Hill College, where she has taught the last 7 years. She received her PhD from Texas A&M University, studying noncommutative and homological algebra. Dr. Grimley has advised student research in a wide range of topics, including mechanical games and machine learning. She was awarded the Dawson Service award for her outreach in STEM.

Career Outlook

Security architect $126,019 per year2

Security consultant $85,865 per year3

Network and computer systems administrator $84,810 per year4

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Answers To Common Questions

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You can earn the online BS in Computer Science – Cybersecurity degree in up to four years. Total duration depends on the number of transfer credits accepted and whether you choose to study full- or part-time.

Yes, the BS in Computer Science accepts up to 96 semester hours for coursework completed at four-year colleges or universities. Transfer credit from an accredited junior or community college is limited to a maximum of 64 semester hours. You can learn more about our admissions policy here.

Yes. The online BS in Computer Science program offers a required cybersecurity concentration for students who are interested in networking and security. You can learn more about coursework for the BS in Computer Science at Spring Hill College here.

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Information Security Analysts. Retrieved from
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Network and Computer Systems Administrators. Retrieved from
  3. Average Security Consultant, IT Salary. Retrieved from
  4. Average Security Architect, IT Salary. Retrieved from