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I chose Norwich because of its amazing reputation of the whole school, but especially the reputation of the computer security programs.


Meghan Rioux
Norwich Graduate, Class of 2016

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Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

Securing the Global Landscape

As humankind’s reliance on information technology grows—and with it, the prevalence of cyber crime—Norwich University’s Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program remains increasingly valuable. Through this program of study, you will experience Norwich’s renowned cybersecurity education and benefit from highly relevant, skills-based instruction via a flexible online classroom.

The cybersecurity curriculum is designed with working adults in mind, and combines core principles of cybersecurity with elective and project-based courses that allow you to explore topics in depth while strengthening your skills in critical thinking, communication, and research and analysis. You may also customize your degree by choosing a concentration in computer forensics and vulnerability management, or information warfare and security management.

 

Degree
  • Bachelor of Science
Concentrations
  • Computer Forensics and Vulnerability Management
  • Information Warfare and Security Management

Why Norwich?


Elective courses allow you to tailor your studies to suit your personal and professional interests.

Transfer up to 90 semester credits and complete your cyber security degree in fewer than two years.

Norwich is designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

Several start dates per year offer you the ability to enroll when it fits your schedule.

Quick Info

100% Online

All classes taken online

30 Credits

Entry Requirement

18 Months

Average time to program completion

28 June

Next Start Date

31 May

Application Deadline

Accreditation & Recognition

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Norwich University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

 

The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security have designated Norwich University as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.

 

Cybersecurity Program Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program curriculum includes the following areas of instruction. For a Norwich bachelor's degree, you must earn at least 120 semester credits, including transfer credits.

  • General education courses.
  • Foundational courses provide a building block of knowledge in our cyber security degree.
  • Concentration courses enable students to pursue a specialty in cybersecurity.
  • Capstone project is the culminating synthesis of learning that includes the areas of leadership, ethics, problem-solving, and strategic planning relating to cyber security.

Earn credits toward your degree with SecureSet Academy’s CORE Technical Bootcamp or HUNT Analyst program, made possible by the strategic partnership between Norwich and SecureSet Academy.

General Education

Students need to fulfill general education requirements as part of this program, which can be met through prior coursework or the equivalent, or through taking some of the elective options listed below.

Foundational Courses

Students are required to complete the following courses.

Computer Forensics and Vulnerability Management Concentration (18 credits)

The Computer Forensics and Vulnerability Management concentration allows you to develop a comprehensive understanding of forensic processes and cybersecurity protocols. Coursework will help strengthen your investigatory prowess through hands-on exercises in cyber investigation and vulnerability testing.

Information Warfare and Security Management Concentration (18 credits)

The Information Warfare and Security Management concentration introduces you to the international power dynamics of the Internet, and the ways in which professionals in cybersecurity analyze intelligence and assess threats in order to protect national sovereignty in cyberspace.

Capstone

Admissions

Non-Discrimination Statement

Norwich University, in compliance with Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, or physical handicap in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.

Tuition & Fees

Career Opportunities in Cybersecurity

The global pivot to a more digital society has created an unprecedented demand in the workforce for skilled cyber security professionals. According to a report from CyberSeek, over 15,000 jobs in cyber security go unfilled each year, and with the majority of U.S. government specialists in network security preparing for retirement with the next decade, Norwich University has built a program to address this considerable talent gap. Whether you’re looking to further your career or embark on a new professional path entirely, Norwich’s Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity online program can help you make the most of your opportunity through emphasis on education in computer forensics, compliance, and knowledge and vulnerability management.

Career Outcomes

Norwich’s online cybersecurity degree program speaks to the critical needs of employers in government, the military, and the private sector. Our graduates have a competitive edge when applying for positions or promotions, and have proven their skills in high-level information security positions with a number of organizations.

The cybersecurity bachelor's program can also serve as a steppingstone to earning a graduate degree, such as a master's degree in information security and assurance from Norwich.

Examples of Career Paths

  • Cyber Incident Responder
  • Cyber Intelligence Analyst
  • Cyber Security Engineer
  • Cyber Security Lead
  • Digital Forensics Specialist
  • Information Security Operations Officer
  • Information Security Manager
  • Information Systems Security Administrator
  • Penetration Tester
  • Risk and Compliance Analyst

Types of Employers

  • U.S. Military
  • Department of Defense
  • State Law Enforcement
  • State Crime Lab
  • Private Banks
  • Healthcare Organizations
  • Technology Companies

Faculty & Staff

Alumni

Our first graduates of the Cybersecurity program graduated in 2017. Below are graduates from our bachelor's programs.

Online Learning

How do you fit an online program into your busy life?

Norwich has developed online programs that provide a gateway, not a barrier, to maximize your career potential. Get to know a few graduates -- with busy schedules -- and how they made their education fit.

Residency at Norwich

While not required for completing your bachelor's degree, the Residency Conference is a unique educational and social experience that culminates your time at Norwich.

michael esch, residency

Residency was enjoyable. It presented so many opportunities to meet and talk with people who have very different life stories, but I often found they have many of the same drives and desires. You get out of it what you put into it. Go all in.


Michael Esch
Class of 2015
Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance
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