Cybersecurity, B.S.

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100% online

Because this program is fully online, you can strive towards your degree no matter where you are. This degree allows you the flexibility to work while you continue your education.

$325 per credit hour

All JBU Online degrees are $325 per credit hour with NO hidden fees. 

No prior credits needed

You do not need a minimum number of credit hours to enroll. You can can earn a full bachelor's degree completely online! 

Protect vulnerable data.

In the cybersecurity major with security management concentration, you’ll work with firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and other essential tools to safeguard information. At JBU, we’ve designed a flexible cybersecurity program that will prepare you for a meaningful career through hands-on learning.

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Bluefield University Partnership

JBU has partnered with Bluefield University, a Christian university located in Virginia. As a cybersecurity student, you will take some online cybersecurity classes taught by their top faculty. Bluefield's proximity to federal agencies allows professors to teach about cybersecurity from relevant field experiences. The institution has been nationally recognized as one of the 15 Cyber Centers of Excellence by Cybint and is dedicated to integrating faith and learning just like JBU.

4+1 = MBA/M.S. Cybersecurity

Stand out among job applicants and expand your marketability.

Go farther, faster! At JBU, our Accelerated Master's Program lets you finish your undergraduate cybersecurity degree and your master's degree in just five years — saving you money and setting you up for even more success.

What to expect as a cybersecurity major at JBU


Learn technical skills

At JBU, you'll earn a strong background in programming logic, network switching and routing, server administration and network forensics.


Apply for prestigious internships

JBU students regularly earn summer internships at top companies like NASA, Texas Instruments, and Lockheed Martin. Our faculty will help connect and guide you to great opportunities.


Pursue your master's

Through our 4+1 accelerated master's program, you can graduate with a bachelor's and a master’s in Cybersecurity in just five years.

Key Cybersecurity Courses

Information Security Fundamentals

This course offers in-depth coverage of the current risks and threats to an organization’s data, combined with a structured way of addressing the safeguarding of these critical electronic assets. The course provides a foundation for those new to Information Security as well as those responsible for protecting network services, devices, traffic, and data. Additionally, the course provides the broad-based knowledge necessary to prepare students for further study in other specialized security fields. The content in this course maps to the CompTIA Security + professional certification exam.  An additional fee may be associated with this course.

Networking Switching and Routing

This course introduces the student to the architecture, components, and operation of switches and routers, as well as the fundamentals of switching, routing, and the primary routing protocols. The course is designed to help students prepare for professional careers in the information and communication technology (ICT) field. It also helps prepare individuals seeking to pass the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) certification exams. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

Digital Forensics Fundamentals

This course introduces the student to the legal and technical aspects of digital forensics, including general forensic processes, imaging, hashing, file recovery, file system basics, identifying mismatched file types, reporting, and laws regarding computer evidence. 

Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems

Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems are critical components of well-designed network architectures. These systems act as a line of defense, helping protect company assets from attacks. In this course, students gain a thorough grounding in the design, implementation, and administration of IDSes/IPSes, as well as practical, hands-on experience working with these systems. In addition, students analyze various attack signatures and the network traffic these systems collect.

Linux Fundamentals

This course provides students with the fundamental concepts of Linux/UNIX operating systems. The course covers such topics as the Linux/UNIX file system, commands, utilities, text editing, shell programming, and text processing utilities. Students will learn command line syntax and features of the popular Linux/UNIX shells, including filename generation, redirection, pipes, and quoting mechanisms. The course is designed to help students prepare for professional careers in the information and communication technology (ICT) field. The content in this course maps to the CompTIA Linux+ (powered by the Linux Professional Institute (LPI)) certification exam (LX0-103). 

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