Instructors must possess an academic degree relevant to what they are teaching and at least one level above the level at which they teach, except in programs for terminal degrees or when equivalent experience is established.
If a faculty member holds a master’s degree or higher in a discipline or subfield other than that in which he or she is teaching, that faculty member must have completed a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline or subfield in which they teach. Instructors teaching in graduate programs should hold the terminal degree determined by the discipline and have a record of research, scholarship, or achievement appropriate for the graduate program.
Description and Outcomes
This program will equip you to master the foundational goals of cybersecurity. You will apply current technical tools and methodologies to solve security problems. Upon completion, you will 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.
The following educational objectives are approved by information technology faculty and the Advisory Board:
- Our graduates demonstrate leadership skills and take on the challenge of emerging roles in the ever-changing landscape of the field of cybersecurity.
- Our graduates become thought leaders in the cybersecurity industry and develop innovative policies, services, and products.
- Our graduates continue to pursue additional academic and professional credentials with higher level degrees and industry certifications in the cybersecurity field.
- Our graduates remain current in the cybersecurity field and share their knowledge with the community and other aspiring professionals in the industry.
Purdue Global has been designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) for the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
You can personalize your degree in cybersecurity by focusing electives on a particular concentration. Concentrations generally consist of three or more courses and allow you to concentrate on your individual career interests. When enrolling in the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity, you can select from the following concentrations: CISSP certification preparation, cloud computing, data management, game development, programming and analytics, and supply chain management and logistics. You are not required to choose a concentration.
Accelerated Master's Degree Options
If you are interested in earning both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree, consider the accelerated options for either the Master of Science in Information Technology or Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management. Refer to Progression Requirements in the catalog for details.
The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program consists of a minimum of 180 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a bachelor of science degree.
- Technology Skills: Analyze a complex computing problem to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
- System Specifications: Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
- Professional Communication: Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
- Professional Development: Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
- Team Management: Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
- Security Analysis: Apply security principles and practices to maintain operations in the presence of risks and threats.