Certificate and Bachelor's in Cybersecurity – Details

The number of cybersecurity threats is on the rise, and the energy industry is a prime target.  Excelsior College’s online certificates and degrees in cybersecurity are based on input from industry leaders to ensure you receive the most up-to-date training. 

Certificate in Cybersecurity
This certificate is designed for anyone looking to quickly and practically gain Cybersecurity knowledge and skills. It provides an overview and basic principles, techniques, policies and operational procedures.

Certificate Course Requirements (18 credit hours)

  • Governance, Legal and Compliance
  • Computer System Security Fundamentals
  • Organizational Information Security
  • Security Focused Risk Management
  • Large-Scale Cybercrime and Terrorism 
  • Cybersecurity Investigations and Case Studies


Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Cybersecurity concentration)
This concentration focuses on providing broad coverage on the technical, operational, and legal dimensions of cybersecurity.

The BSIT degree is accredited by Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.

Degree Requirements (120 credit hours)

  • Technical Component (includes cybersecurity concentration requirements) (48 credit hours)
  • Arts and Sciences (60 credit hours)
  • Free Electives (including information literacy) (12 credit hours)

Online Cybersecurity Concentration Courses:

  • Computer Forensics
  • Cyber Attacks and Defenses
  • Business Continuity
  • Network and Application Security
  • Organizational Information Security 



Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
This degree teaches cybersecurity best practices and how to apply in the management of various computing environments composed of different devices and services and comprehensively covers the technical, operations and managerial elements of cyberspace and security.

The curriculum is provided in conjunction with the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College and is aligned with the academic requirements set by the National Security Agency (NSA).

    Degree Requirements (120 credit hours) 

    • Technical Component (52 credit hours)
    • Arts and Sciences (60 credit hours) 
    • Free Electives (including information literacy) (8 credit hours)

    Online Technical Courses for Program:

    • Intro to Microprocessors or Computer Systems Architecture
    • Intro to Cybersecurity
    • Operating Systems
    • Overview of Computer Security
    • Network and Applications Security
    • Cybersecurity Defense in Depth
    • Cyber Attacks and Defenses
    • Computer Forensics
    • Governance, Legal, and Compliance
    • Security Focused Risk Management
    • System Administration
    • Capstone Course


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