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Southwest Baptist University Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
Southwest Baptist University

Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

Bolivar, USA

4 Years


Full time

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Aug 2024

USD 27,290 / per year *


* $37,272/year including fees


Today's society has become increasingly dependent on technology, creating a significant need for professionals well-versed in the skills related to cybersecurity and ethical hacking.

Increasing numbers of technical and security failures threaten America's energy grid, personal data, financial institutions, government, and more.

Demand for professionals with these skills is significant. According to Forbes, more than 200,000 cybersecurity jobs went unfilled in 2015 in the U.S., and 1.5 million cybersecurity jobs are expected to be unfilled globally by 2020.

The National Security Agency (NSA) has established a program for recognizing excellence in cybersecurity at universities.

SBU's cybersecurity degree program is unique in that you will be equipped with coding and software engineering skills that will enhance your versatility in the cybersecurity industry. While most cybersecurity degrees approach data security from an information technology approach, SBU’s program approaches data security from a software engineering perspective.

Studying cybersecurity and taking ethical hacking courses at SBU will equip you to be on the digital frontlines in the ongoing cyber battle between forces of good (innocent individuals, small businesses, corporations, government) and forces of evil (digital thieves, corporate saboteurs, terrorists).

The SBU Advantage

  • Learn from expert faculty including Dr. Jim Cain, who is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a published researcher in the secure coding area, and Meilani Conley, who worked for Booz-Hamilton as a security specialist and held classified federal security clearance.
  • Study in a unique degree program developed with advisement by data security professionals.
  • SBU CIS graduates have achieved 100% job placement within six months of graduation 5 out of the last 6 years.
  • SBU is home to a dedicated cybersecurity lab.
  • Graduates from the SBU CIS programs typically earn starting salaries ranging from $50,000-$75,000.


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