Online Bachelor of Applied Science in Cybersecurity


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Prepare for your future career with an online cybersecurity degree

As our reliance on technology grows, so do attacks from hackers and cybercriminals – constantly targeting businesses, governments, organizations, and our personal devices. Even worse, 62% of cybersecurity teams are understaffed, and 63% have positions that need to be filled, according to the State of Cybersecurity 2022 report from ISACA, an international professional association focused on IT governance.
 
Cybersecurity experts are our first line of defense in outsmarting hackers, frustrating cybercriminals, and keeping our sensitive data safe.

Not surprisingly, cybersecurity experts are in high demand, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment for information security analysts is projected to grow 33% from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. On average, about 16,300 openings for information security analysts are projected each year with a median annual salary of $102,000.

What is a cybersecurity degree?

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Cybersecurity is an online degree completion program designed for undergraduate transfer and degree completion students who want practical, hands-on training in information technology and cybersecurity, and want to pursue a technical career after they earn their degree.

If you have completed an associate’s degree or are transferring from a community college, and want to earn a bachelor’s degree, this program is for you. Or, if you have completed some college coursework but not earned a degree, you should consider this program. The BAS in Cybersecurity program can be completed fully online, and classes will also be offered on campus for students in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Whatever your educational background, this degree will prepare you with professional and workforce-ready skills that will help ensure employment immediately following completion of the program. 

What jobs can I get with an online cybersecurity bachelor’s degree?

The BAS program focuses on preparing students with professional and workforce-ready skills that will help lead to employment immediately following completion of the program. Students will be able to demonstrate their ability to succeed in courses relevant to their anticipated professions, including applied cybersecurity systems, information security, and more. This online cybersecurity degree is directed at students who wish to pursue applied technical careers.

Jobs available with a cybersecurity bachelor degree

Is an online cybersecurity degree right for me?

KU’s cybersecurity degree program is designed for undergraduate students with a strong interest in practical and applied training in information technology and cybersecurity pathways.

Questions?

Jenny Parr
Academic Success Coach
Office: 913-897-8518, Appointments: 913-897-8539

How is the cybersecurity degree structured?

KU’s cybersecurity degree program is designed for undergraduate students with a strong interest in practical and applied training in information technology and cybersecurity pathways.

KU’s Online Bachelor of Applied Science in Cybersecurity is awarded after successful completion of courses adding up to 120 credit hours.

cybersecurity online curriculum breakdown
Why a KU cybersecurity degree?

Flexible

  • 100% online courses.
  • Interdisciplinary skillset.
  • Electives allow students to tailor their degree to their interests. 

Quality

  • Credentialed, experienced faculty
  • Globally recognized academics
  • KU is one of 65 members of the American Association of Universities

Useful

  • Learn it today, use it tomorrow
  • Skills that everybody needs but not enough have
  • Courses apply to a variety of in-demand careers