• Online, Instructor-Led
  • Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Discover an exceptional undergraduate degree program that provides a solid foundation in Information Technology and Cybersecurity. At WGU, an accredited online university renowned for its quality education, you have the opportunity to enroll in our program on a monthly basis, offering unparalleled flexibility. What sets our program apart is our competency-based approach, allowing you to progress at your own pace and potentially complete your degree in under four years.

Our B.S. in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance is meticulously designed to equip IT professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in their careers. Through a comprehensive curriculum, you will delve into critical areas such as vulnerability management, risk management, incident response, and cyber defense, empowering you to protect valuable data effectively. The program covers essential topics including penetration testing, network security, cloud security, scripting, intrusion detection, digital forensics, security operations, project management, cryptography, and Identity and Access Management (IAM). This broad range of study areas is essential for preventing, detecting, and mitigating cyberattacks, ensuring you are well-prepared for the challenges of the field.

Moreover, our program is designed to meet the esteemed standards set by the NSA Center of Academic Excellence. This prestigious recognition validates the quality and relevance of our curriculum, providing you with the assurance that you are receiving a top-tier education. As an added advantage, we include nationally recognized certifications that are in high demand in the cybersecurity industry. These certifications are incorporated into the cost of tuition, saving you both time and money while enhancing your employability prospects. WGU offers multiple scholarships to remove barriers to access for many students.

Choose WGU for an exceptional educational experience that offers flexibility, industry-aligned curriculum, and the opportunity to accelerate your degree. Our program will empower you with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in the ever-evolving IT and cybersecurity landscape. Join our university and embark on a path towards a successful and rewarding career.

Learning Objectives

The BSCSIA program has the following program outcomes:

1. The graduate will be able to evaluate security of a given system design according to defined security goals.
2. The graduate will be able to mitigate security concerns related to network, cloud, cellular, mobile, and wireless technologies.
3. The graduate will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of an organization’s cyber operations to protect and preserve data.
4. The graduate will be able to conduct digital forensics as part of an incident response plan.
5. The graduate will be able to create a risk management plan that includes disaster recovery and continuity plan for information systems within a given organization.
6. The graduate will be able to relate ethical principles and legal issues governing cyber operations within an organization.
7. The graduate applies core information technology skills in IT systems, operating systems, networking, security, scripting and programming, data management, project management, and web development to support organizational functions.

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