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Enter a Lucrative and Growing Field with a Cybersecurity Cognate of our Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Degree

Are you looking for a job with security, great financial rewards, and involves protecting and serving others? Liberty University’s Cyber security Cognate of our Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Degree is just the degree you need. With nearly 508,000 open cybersecurity jobs in the United States and close to 1 million people currently employed in the workforce*, 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 and Learn more about cybersecurity career paths and employment opportunities by state.

Liberty University Cybersecurity Degrees

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At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Cybersecurity Cognate of our Bachelor of Science in Computer Science 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 cognate, 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.

Accreditations and Associations:

  • Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Computer Science Program Criteria
  • 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 Cybersecurity Cognate of our Bachelor of Science in Computer Science 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

Here’s what you’ll study:

  • The basic issues and principles of information system security:
    • Security policies, their mechanisms of implementation
    • The means with which attackers use to circumvent protections
    • Defenses against these attackers

CSIS 345 – Introduction to Linux

Here’s what you’ll study:

  • The usage and administration of the Linux Operating System
  • End-user tools and commands for basic file manipulation, editing, compilation and debugging, as well as special features of the Linux shell environment
  • Basic system administration

CSCN 461 – Aspects of Computer Security-Defensive

CSCN 463 – Modern Cryptography

Degree Information
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with Cybersecurity Cognate

  • Our computer science degrees have around 90 credit hours of general and major-specific courses you take before moving on to the cognate courses of your choice. This gives you some time to decide which cognate is right for you.  
  • You can pursue multiple cognates 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 Cognate Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Cybersecurity Cognate of Our Bachelor’s in Computer Science Graduates

  • Malware analyst
  • Reverse engineer
  • Secure developer
  • Security researcher
  • Threat hunter

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)
  • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
  • Admission essay

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