Bachelor’s in Cybersecurity Online

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Cybersecurity professionals are in demand as public, private, and nonprofit organizations become ever more reliant on digital and cloud-based computing technologies. If you’re looking to get your start in this fast-paced and exciting field, then there’s no place like Maryville University to earn your bachelor’s in cybersecurity degree online. From our state-of-the-art cyber training center to our cutting-edge curriculum created by practicing cybersecurity experts, you’ll find the top-notch teaching, tools, and hands-on training you need to launch a successful career.

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Graduate in as few as 2.5 years

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Choose from 3 tracks: Offensive Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity, or Defensive Cybersecurity

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Learn from case studies pulled from the latest headlines

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Complete coursework using the Maryville Virtual Lab, which was distinguished by Apple for mobile innovation.

Why earn your online cybersecurity degree?

If the fast-paced world of computer technology excites you, then a career in cybersecurity may be an excellent choice. Cybersecurity professionals protect their organization’s vital information, monitoring existing security infrastructure and staying up to date on best practices to fight emerging threats.

The profession has high earning potential. Cybersecurity professionals typically enjoy above-average salaries, with high demand for their services across a wide range of industries. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects the employment of information security analysts to grow 33% from 2020 to 2030 — much faster than the average for all occupations (8%).

Our online cybersecurity degree tracks explained

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Offensive Track

Explore a proactive approach to security measures using ethical hacking. Keep threats from becoming attacks.

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Defensive Track

Examine the industry’s best reactive tactics. Eliminate vulnerabilities and keep defenses strong.

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General Track

Mix both tracks for a broad overview of cybersecurity.

What can you do with an online cybersecurity degree?

Completing your online bachelor’s in cybersecurity can qualify you for information security positions in settings such as retail, financial services, government, and healthcare. When you earn a degree in cybersecurity, every day can be an adventure as you work to safeguard computer hardware and software systems from threats using your talents for analysis, problem-solving, creativity, and technology.

Should you wish to take your education further and pursue a graduate degree, our bachelor’s in cybersecurity online paves the way for you to enroll in a variety of Maryville master’s programs, including our Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Master of Science in Data Science, Master of Science in Software Development, and Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Cybersecurity careers

Earn your online cybersecurity degree from Maryville, and you can start a successful career in a role such as:

In business settings such as:

  • Finance
  • Government
  • Information technology
  • Intelligence
  • Large corporations

Find out more about BS in Cybersecurity careers.

What is the median cybersecurity salary?

With your online bachelor’s in cybersecurity, you can build a foundation to pursue careers with median salaries such as:


Information Security Analyst


Network Architect


Information Security Manager


Information Technology Auditor


Information Assurance Engineer


Computing, Networking,
or IT Security Consultant

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, June 2020
**, July 2021

Why choose Maryville for your online cybersecurity bachelor’s degree?

Maryville University has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency (NSA) and recently acquired the 2022 Academia Best New Comer Award from the international Council of E-Commerce Consultants (the EC-Council), which is the world’s largest cybersecurity technical certification organization.

Our bachelor’s degree is designed to give you all the tools you need to be workforce ready, regardless of prior experience. It’s a comprehensive approach equally beneficial to newcomers, tech junkies, and career changers. The Maryville faculty, which is predominantly composed of professionals who work in cybersecurity, built this curriculum based on their experiences in the field. Having a direct connection to the cybersecurity world through faculty not only helps keep your learning current, but also keeps your professional network open. We can help you build the technical foundations used on the front lines of digital defense and key business literacy to keep your mind sound and your skills sharp.

Why mix business with cybersecurity training?

The cybersecurity industry doesn’t exist in a vacuum, and neither should your knowledge. The online cybersecurity bachelor’s degree is part of the John E. Simon School of Business for a reason — to help you develop the business knowledge to excel in the private and public sector.

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In our cybersecurity program, you’ll not only learn about information security but also practice it. Maryville University’s Virtual Lab is both a course-delivery system and a virtual training ground that lets you develop technical, hacking, and analytical cybersecurity skills in a safe and protected environment. You’ll test software, run investigations, and complete labs — all from anywhere, on any device. It’s a great way to build your skills before you take on the world.

Thrive in a booming industry

Growth  in the computer science field is exploding. Governments, financial institutions, businesses, and healthcare organizations all run on precious data, and they’re spending big money to protect it.

According to labor market analytics firm Burning Glass Technologies, the demand for cybersecurity workers in the United States has grown 94% since 2013, compared with about 30% for IT professionals overall. In addition, nonprofit cybersecurity membership organization (ISC)² reports that open positions for skilled security professionals have now grown to 3.5 million globally.

That’s a lot of opportunity for online cybersecurity bachelor’s degree graduates.

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Why choose an online cybersecurity bachelor’s degree over computer science?

Information technology is changing constantly. By earning a cybersecurity degree online, you’re building long-term expertise. It’s not technology our society is trying to better understand; it’s the data it produces. An online cybersecurity bachelor’s degree prepares you with skills to meet the changing threats as technology evolves.

Higher income potential

Cybersecurity jobs pay 16% more than other information technology jobs, according to Burning Glass Technologies. That’s a salary premium of $12,700 per year.

Exciting opportunities

Your cybersecurity bachelor’s degree can open the door to rewarding and satisfying careers. U.S. News & World Report ranks “information security analyst” fourth on its 2021 list of the best technology jobs.

Bachelor’s in cybersecurity online curriculum

Our online  Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program curriculum brings you relevant coursework on hot-button topics such as digital forensics, cyber law, database design, and programming, just to name a few. Study with us, and you can also choose from three unique program tracks to specialize your education further.

Build a general foundation

Not sure where you’d like to focus just yet? Our online cybersecurity degree program’s general track will help you build the skills you need for a variety of positions in the industry. You’ll focus on ethical hacking, networks and security, virtualization and cloud security, and digital forensics.

Go on the offense

Choose the offensive track in our online Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity, and you’ll have the chance to take courses in networks, security, and mobile security. You’ll also dive deeper into ethical hacking.

Choose to play defense

For those bachelor’s in cybersecurity online students who are more interested in the defensive track, your study will focus more on security information and event management, virtualization and cloud security, digital forensics, and incident response and malware analysis.

Find out more at our curriculum page.

Insights from our faculty

Brian M. Gant, assistant professor of cybersecurity, shared his thoughts on the bachelor’s in cybersecurity program:

The cybersecurity program at Maryville is housed in the John E. Simon School of Business, which affords students the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and skills in broad business areas. This business acumen allows cybersecurity professionals to understand the impact of security breaches on the organization, as well as the context in which resources to protect the company are sought. Understanding the business beyond the IT network helps cybersecurity professionals make the best possible recommendations for an entire organization as they help to mitigate vulnerabilities.

Take your education further with Early Access

At Maryville University , you can get a head start on your graduate degree while earning your bachelor’s in cybersecurity through our Early Access program.

With Early Access, you can earn up to 12 credits that count toward your master’s degree and your bachelor’s degree at the same time. Credits you earn through Early Access are charged at the undergraduate tuition rate, meaning you can save both time and money on your graduate education.

To qualify for Early Access, you must be a current Maryville undergraduate student and have completed at least 75 credit hours with a GPA of 3.25 or better. If you qualify and have not yet completed your elective requirements, we invite you to contact your academic advisor to explore Early Access and learn more about our exciting online graduate programs in cybersecurity, data science, and more.

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 careers 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.

Apply to the online bachelor’s in cybersecurity degree program at Maryville University.