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Cybersecurity Degree Programs

Cyber Security Degree Programs

Start Your Career in One of the Fastest Growing Industries

Study cybersecurity online or on campus at Liberty University

With nearly 300,000 open cybersecurity jobs in the United States and an expected 2 million jobs globally by 2019¹, your choice to study cybersecurity is a smart one.

And since most jobs in this area require a degree, you’d be right on track studying at Liberty University. Liberty offers Information Systems (IS), Information Technology (IT), and Computer Science (CS) degrees that will prepare you for entering one of the highest paying careers in the Information Technology field.


Decide which type of cybersecurity job is right for you, and let Liberty University prepare you for success.


Learn more about Liberty’s Cybersecurity activities:

Check out the Center for Cyber Excellence


¹Cybersecurity statistics were taken from Cyberseek.org and Forbes.com. Learn more about cybersecurity career paths and employment opportunities by state.

Governance, Risk Management, & Compliance (GRC), Technology, and Development - Cyber Security jobs

What’s Your Passion?

Get ready to meet the cyber challenges of today and tomorrow with IS/IT/CS degrees in these career fields:


Security Polices jobs in Cyber Security

Security GRC

Get involved in the Security Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC) of an organization.


Help with the creation, operation, and maintenance of Information Security Policies, Procedures, and Standards.

With a career in GRC, you will work to assess and reduce the risk of the organization to cyber attack.


Careers in Security GRC

  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
  • Security Policy Manager
  • Security Manager
  • Information Assurance

Secure Development Career

Security Technology

Through the Security Technology career field, you would help to provide a security architecture of the enterprise network and systems within an organization. The security architecture will be based on a risk assessment.


Then you will implement a wide range of security controls to raise the security posture of the organization and mitigate emerging threats.


Careers in Security Technology

  • Penetration Tester
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Architect
  • Ethical Hacker

Security Technology

Secure Development

Help to solve tomorrow’s cybersecurity challenges with a career in Secure Development.

Start by understanding today’s underlying principles and theories of the technologies used in IT.


Then, develop new solutions to meet tomorrow’s challenges by implementing security throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC).


Careers in Secure Development

  • Secure Developer
  • Reverse Engineer
  • Malware Analyst
  • Threat Hunter
  • Security Researcher
Not sure which cyber career path you are interested in? No problem. The first year of study is the same for all three cybersecurity paths at Liberty. Try one and then decide later.

Cybersecurity Degree Programs

Information Systems (IS) – Security GRC Jobs

Understand business processes, then learn how to identify the assets, threats, and vulnerabilities of an organization, in order to calculate risk. Establish policies to mitigate or reduce the risk by the implementation of technology, procedures, and standards.

  • B.S. Information Systems with Information Assurance Cognate – Residential & Online
  • M.S. Information Systems with Information Assurance Cognate – Online

Information Technology (IT) – Security Technology Jobs

Maintain an organization’s firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and antivirus technology as well as monitor the network for intrusions and learn how to respond accordingly.

  • B.S. Information Technology with Data Networking and Security Cognate – Residential & Online
  • M.S. Information Technology with Network Design & Security Cognate – Online

Computer Science (CS) – Secure Development Jobs

Learn how to develop secure software throughout the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC). And assess the security of software using an array of source code and dynamic analysis techniques.

Did You Know?

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Allen Harper

Chair, Executive Director of Center for Cyber Excellence

Dr. Allen Harper


Dr. Allen Harper served in the IT and cybersecurity industry for more than 30 years. He has experience performing hundreds of security assessments, in both the public and private sectors.


His specialty is Ethical Hacking, Offensive Security, Penetration Testing and Reverse Engineering.

Dr. Harper has published five best-selling security books and is the lead author of the “Gray Hat Hacking” book series which is heading into its 5th edition. Dr. Harper has spoken at national and international security conferences.

Richard Bansley

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Richard Bansley


Richard Bansley served over 20 years in the United States Navy as a signals intelligence specialist.  He earned his Navy Aircrewman wings as an airborne electronic warfare analyst and trainer. As a Navy instructor, he developed the course curriculum and taught joint service computerized SIGINT collection and analysis techniques, earning a Navy Master Training Specialist certification.


Mr. Bansley has also worked as a project manager and senior staff engineer for multiple space and defense and other federal government customers.

Dr. Robert Tucker

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Dr. Robert Tucker


Prior to teaching, Dr. Tucker spent 25 years in the intelligence community working primarily in software engineering and database implementation.


Before coming to Liberty he taught for nine years in the Computer Science graduate program at James Madison University.


Dr. Tucker’s academic interests include information security, software engineering, web services, and programming, as well as database technologies.

New School of Business Building – Coming Spring 2019!

An 80,000-square-foot, three-story building for the School of Business is now under construction. Featuring a number of innovative spaces, the building will include:

  • Stock trading simulation rooms with ticker boards
  • Information technology labs
  • Networking and data centers
  • 500-seat auditorium
  • Entrepreneur’s Center for Innovation


Read more about the new School of Business building

School of Business new building rendering