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Maryville University Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity online

Learn to anticipate, detect, and mitigate cyber threats effectively.

About the program

  • Early Access program: Earn up to 12 credit hours for both undergraduate and graduate cybersecurity degrees.
  • ACBSP-accredited school: Prepare for your cybersecurity career with a program offered by the John E. Simon School of Business, and accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
  • Maryville Virtual Lab: Test software, run investigations, and complete projects with the Maryville Virtual Lab, recognized by Apple for mobile innovation.

About John E. Simon School of Business at Maryville University 

The John E. Simon School of Business at Maryville University provides learners with a comprehensive understanding of business operations and strategies. This business acumen allows aspiring cybersecurity professionals to develop a 360-degree perspective of an organization that goes beyond just the IT network. 

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change and may increase each academic year. Tuition does not include student fees, technology platform licensing, or support services. Learners are also responsible for travel and accommodation costs related to any in-person immersions or residentials.

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Degree tracks

The online BS in cybersecurity at Maryville University offers three unique degree tracks: Offensive Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity, and Defensive Cybersecurity. These specialized tracks allow you to tailor your education towards a specific area of cybersecurity that aligns with your interests and career goals.

  • Cybersecurity track: Gain insights into the offensive strategies used by hackers and cybercriminals.
  • Offensive track: Develop the skills to protect computer systems and networks from cyber threats. 
  • Defensive track: Learn to design, implement, and maintain secure computer and network systems.
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Whether you are applying to a university for the first time, or you are a transfer student, you'll benefit from a comprehensive selection of undergraduate programs tailored to meet your individual needs and aspirations. No standardized test scores required.

To complete an application, you will need to submit: 

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended

  • GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

Frequently asked questions

Completing your online bachelor’s in cybersecurity degree can help you qualify for information security roles in business, finance, government, and other settings.

Popular professional roles for Maryville cybersecurity graduates include:

• Computing, networking, or IT security consultant

• Information security analyst

• Information technology auditor

• Network architect

• Security engineer

Find out more about BS in cybersecurity careers.

Yes. The online bachelor’s in cybersecurity program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

In addition, Maryville University proudly holds regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Maryville has maintained accreditation from the HLC since 1941, and this status was most recently reaffirmed in 2015.

Most learners complete the online cybersecurity bachelor’s degree in four years. Qualified learners may be able to satisfy the general education requirements through eligible transfer credits to complete the program in as little as 2.5 years.

With Early Access, learners in the BS in cybersecurity online program can get a head start on earning a graduate degree by taking graduate-level courses that count toward their undergraduate and graduate degrees. Furthermore, graduate-level Early Access courses are billed at the undergraduate tuition rate — so learners save time and money.

The MBA, Master of Health Administration, and Master of Arts in Management and Leadership are among the many Maryville graduate programs that offer Early Access options for learners enrolled in the BS in cybersecurity online program.

If you’re interested in participating in the program, you should apply one semester before you plan to start taking Early Access courses. To apply, you must have completed at least 75 credit hours and have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher. Through the Early Access program, you can earn up to 12 credit hours toward your master’s degree. Your advisor can help you select your Early Access courses, which you must take one at a time.

Learn more about the Early Access program.

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