Computer Science Bachelor's Degree Cybersecurity Degree Online
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Enter a Lucrative and Growing Field with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science – Cybersecurity Degree

Are you looking for a job with security, great financial rewards, and involves protecting and serving others? Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, with a specialization in Cybersecurity, is just the degree you need. With nearly 300,000 open cybersecurity jobs in the United States and an expected 2 million jobs globally by 2019*, cybersecurity is a promising field.

By earning a bachelor’s degree in computer science – cybersecurity, you would be helping to solve cybersecurity challenges by developing new solutions and implementing security throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC). 

Our cybersecurity programs at Liberty University aim to produce men and women who are grounded and strong in their Christian faith and ready to bring their ethical and spiritual standards into the workforce. Get a start in one of the highest paying careers in the information technology field with your bachelor’s in cybersecurity!

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

Liberty University Cybersecurity Degrees


Why Choose Liberty’s Cybersecurity Bachelor’s Degree?

At Liberty University, the computer science program provides an array of the foundational principles of computer science. Our primary goal is to develop Christ-centered men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential to positively influence computer science-related industries.

Our computer science degree programs are part of our School of Business, which has experienced significant growth over the years. The school is housed in a state-of-the-art building equipped with large classroom spaces, several computer labs, and common spaces for students to study and meet up.

If you choose to pursue our cybersecurity specialization, you can become a part of our Center for Cyber Excellence. Being involved in the center will expose you to training in ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of data. You will also learn how to preserve and restore systems and to develop risk management skills.

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Accreditations and Associations:

  • The School of Business has several programs that are accredited by ACBSP or are pursuing accreditation. ACBSP is a specialized accreditation for business-related programs.
  • Our Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.
  • The Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency have designated Liberty University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education for the B.S. in Information Technology with Data Networking and Security cognate.
  • Liberty is a member of and supports the National Cyberwatch Center through participation in the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (MACCDC).

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What Will You Learn in Our Bachelor’s in Computer Science – Cybersecurity Degree?

In this degree program, you will learn how to develop secure software throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC). The SDLC is the process through which software is developed with the highest quality in the shortest amount of time. You will also learn how to assess the security of software using an array of source code and dynamic analysis techniques.

Besides gaining a fundamental understanding of information security and basic coding you will learn advanced cryptographic techniques and some of the common attacks hackers use to compromise systems and how best to thwart such attacks.

The overall goal of Liberty University is to produce professional men and women who can display the Christian principles that are the basis for their professional ethics and behavior. Our focus is to help you learn to serve either in a private or government organization and to protect the security of your company or business network, computer, and software systems.

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Featured Courses

CSIS 340 – Studies in Information Security

CSIS 345 – Introduction to Linux

CSIS 461 – Technical Aspects of Computer Security

CSIS 463 – Modern Cryptography

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Highlights of Our Computer Science – Cybersecurity Degree

  • Our computer science degrees have around 90 credit hours of general and major-specific courses you take before moving on to the specialization courses of your choice. This gives you some time to decide which specialization is right for you.  
  • You can pursue multiple specializations if you choose, due to the number of elective credit hours within the degree.
  • As this degree is offered through our School of Business, you can take part in all that the School of Business building has to offer!
  • You have the opportunity to pursue a variety of certificates such as Microsoft, SAP, Cisco, etc.

Computer Science – Cybersecurity Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Bachelor’s in Computer Science – Cybersecurity Graduates

  • Secure Developer
  • Reverse Engineer
  • Malware Analyst
  • Threat Hunter
  • Security Researcher

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • SAT, ACT, or CLT scores
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.