Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Cybersecurity

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Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Computer Science Cybersecurity

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Prepare for Success with Liberty’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Cybersecurity

Computer science is a growing field, and the threats and risks to software and database systems make a focus in cybersecurity an added benefit. 

Cybersecurity Ventures predicts 3.5 million cybersecurity job openings by 2025.

Liberty University’s 100% online B.S. in Computer Science Cybersecurity will allow you to gain the skills and knowledge needed for this profitable and growing field. As the dangers grow, the need for trustworthy, well-trained men and women to ethically fight these dangers grows as well. The skyrocketing demand for cybersecurity professionals is clear:

  • Cybersecurity job openings totaled 597,767 in the US between October 1, 2020 through September 31, 2021*
  • The median annual salary for an Information Security Analyst was $102,600 in 2021.*
  • Projected growth in demand through 2026 for many of the cybersecurity-related occupations is more than double the national average for all occupations*

So many industries use computers as part of their business dealings. Our computer science and cybersecurity courses are taught by experienced professors who are grounded in their Christian faith. Gain the ability to implement and maintain complex software systems and learn what is needed to keep them safe from terrorists, hackers, and cybercriminals.


 

*Burning Glass Technologies’ Labor Insight™ Real-time Labor Market Information tool

What Will You Learn in Our Computer Science Cybersecurity Degree?

  • Ethical Hacking
  • Advanced Programming
  • Computing Systems
  • Software Development and Engineering
  • Modern Cryptography

Through our Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Cybersecurity, you will learn a variety of subjects all dealing with computer science and cybersecurity. You will begin your education by exploring programming, information sciences and systems, and computer sciences. As you deepen your knowledge, you will also study subjects such as system operations and secure software design. Your professors are experienced professionals who will guide you and develop your analytical ability while you conduct and interpret experiments in the computer science field. Once you graduate, you will be ready to enter the workforce and make a positive impact as a Christ-centered man or woman.

Potential Career Options

  • Ethical hacker
  • Malware analyst
  • Secure software engineer
  • Security analyst
  • Software developer

Benefits of Earning Your Degree from Liberty

As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.

Here’s what sets us apart:

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank among Niche.com’s top 3 online schools in America. Earning your online computer science degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 7 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!
  • With Liberty’s 8-week format and 3 semesters per year, you can complete our cybersecurity bachelor’s degree in 3.5 years!

Military Benefits

Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:

  • Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/retirees
  • Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
  • Current Department of Defense employees

We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education by offering you the following benefits:  

  • Tuition discounts — $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)
  • 8-week courses with 8 different start dates each year and no set login times
  • Potential college credit for your military training
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Credit Hours

3.5

Years (Avg.)

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

Interested in studying on campus?

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

Next Start Date

Jan 16, 2023

Accreditation

Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Experience That Matters to You

As an accredited Christian college with a 7,000-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.

At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 35+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.

And what’s that?

  • Affordability
  • Accessibility
  • Academic Quality

These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.

 

Ranked among Niche.com’s top 3 online schools in America and recognized by multiple institutions for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.

Why Choose Liberty University?

Enjoy Flexible Courses

Choose from a wide variety of programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, most of which are 100% online*. With an 8-week format and 8 start dates per year, it’s easy to fit your courses around your schedule!

* excludes licensure, certification, and some doctoral programs

Maximize Your Time

Start and finish your degree faster! Liberty requires no standardized testing for admission, and you can transfer previous course credit — transfer in up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree and up to 50% of a master’s, postgraduate, or doctoral degree — or discover how your life, career, or military experience may count toward your college degree.

Grow in Your Faith

All of our courses are taught from a Christian perspective, and our faculty see themselves as mentors. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ — we’re committed to championing you as you study to go further in your field, become a leader in your industry, or start a new career.

Access Academic Support

Throughout your educational journey, you will have access to academic resources that will aid in the completion of your degree. Services include our online library, writing center, tutoring, study aids, IT assistance, 30+ tutorial videos, live webinars, and personalized help from our academic advising team.

An Online Education with On-Campus Benefits

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Why We’re Nonprofit

As a nonprofit (not-for-profit) university, Liberty is in the business of training skilled professionals to make a difference in the world – not gaining profit, revenue, or producing dividends for shareholders. In keeping with our commitment to your education, we invest our resources back into degree programs and into your student experience.

While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university and has not increased tuition for 7 straight years. Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.

For Liberty University, nonprofit is more than a status; it is a valuable opportunity to invest in the lives of students who will go out and impact the world.

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Financing Options

Financial Aid

Nearly 80% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid. Virginia residents may qualify for additional aid — learn more!

Corporate Tuition Assistance

Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you pay only a portion of your balance up front. You submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay the remaining balance for your classes.

Tuition Discounts

Qualified military service members, veterans, and their spouses can receive up to 55% off their tuition rate for eligible programs!

Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.

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