Are you passionate about protecting sensitive information and combating cyber threats? Pursuing an Associate Degree in Cyber Security at Bethel University can set you on a path towards a fulfilling and in-demand career. In this program, you will gain essential skills and knowledge to navigate the complex world of cyber security, ensuring the safety and integrity of digital systems.

Why Choose Bethel University for Your Cyber Security Education?

  1. High-Quality Education: At Bethel University, we pride ourselves on delivering a high-quality education that prepares students for real-world challenges. Our comprehensive curriculum focuses on the fundamentals of cyber security, including network security, digital forensics, ethical hacking, and risk management.
  2. Experienced Faculty: Our faculty members are experienced professionals in the field of cyber security, bringing a wealth of practical knowledge to the classroom. They are dedicated to helping you succeed and provide personalized guidance throughout your academic journey.
  3. Hands-On Learning: We believe in the importance of hands-on learning to develop practical skills. Our Associate Degree program in Cyber Security incorporates extensive lab work, simulations, and real-world projects, allowing you to apply theoretical knowledge in practical scenarios.
  4. Industry-Relevant Skills: The curriculum is designed to align with industry standards and demands. You will acquire essential skills in areas such as threat intelligence, vulnerability assessment, incident response, and secure coding. These skills are highly sought after by employers in various sectors.
  5. Career Opportunities: Cybers security professionals are in high demand across industries, making it a rewarding career choice. With an Associate Degree in Cyber Security from Bethel University, you will be equipped to pursue entry-level positions such as cyber security analyst, network security specialist, or information security technician.
  6. Transferable Credits: If you choose to further your education, Bethel University offers seamless credit transfer options. Our Associate Degree in Cyber Security provides a solid foundation for pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in the same field or related disciplines.
  7. Networking Opportunities: Bethel University provides a vibrant learning community where you can connect with peers, faculty, and industry professionals. Engage in networking events, cyber security conferences, and workshops to expand your professional network and gain valuable connections.

By pursuing an Associate Degree in Cyber Security at Bethel University, you will acquire the knowledge, skills, and industry exposure needed to excel in the rapidly evolving field of cyber security. Join our esteemed program and embark on a fulfilling career where you can make a significant impact in safeguarding digital systems and protecting sensitive information. Apply today and unlock a world of opportunities in the exciting realm of cyber security.

Accreditation & Membership

Bethel University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission to grant bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The Higher Learning Commission is one of six regional accrediting agencies in the United States. Institutional accreditation evaluates an entire institution and accredits it as a whole. Bethel is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU)

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Program Details

Next Start Date: 08/25/2024
Credit Hours: 60
Cost/Credit: 485
Transfer Credits: Up to 30
Est. Completion Time: 2
Accreditation: HLC

Course Requirements

All of Bethel's degrees are a balance of a liberal arts foundation with the expertise of a specific field of study, all of which point to a well-rounded graduate upon completion. This space is aimed to help provide an overview of the expected courses for this degree.

  • General Education (27-28 credit hours)

    General education courses offer an introduction to the arts and sciences within a college setting. The Cyber Security degree requires 27-28 credit hours of general education courses.

  • Electives (2-3 credit hours)

    Electives allow students to dive deeper into a wide range of subjects and provide the opportunity to tailor a course of study based on interests and academic goals. Students in this program must complete 2-3 hours of electives.

    • Students may transfer credit from other accredited institutions, provided the courses are equivalent to required Bethel courses and the student earned a grade of C or better.
    • CLEP testing is available for select courses.
  • Major (30 credit hours)

    ITSC 121 Programming 1

    CSC 110 Intro to Cyber Security

    CSC 210 Database Programming

    CSC 230 Networks

    CSC 245 Computer and Systems Security

    CSC 255 Principles of Cyber Security

    CSC 315 Principles of Cyber Defense

    CSC 335 Cybercrime, Law and Ethics

    CSC 355 Linux OS and Security

    One additional ITSC/CSC course

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Admission Requirements

Undergraduate programs require:
  • Submit your official transcripts (directly from the institution to Bethel) from all undergraduate work. If you have completed less than 30 credit hours, also submit your official high school or GED transcript
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Show proficiency by either submitting your official SAT or ACT scores, completing a college-level English or math course or taking Bethel’s placement tests

Tuition and Fees

Bethel has long been touted for its value. We were ranked No. 2 on Washington Monthly’s Best Bang for the Buck-Midwest list, listed as one of the 50 Best Value Christian Colleges, and have made it to the top tier of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Regional Universities-Midwest” list for fifteen consecutive years.

**Fees are charged per semester unless otherwise noted. This program takes an estimated three to ten semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits.

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Payment Plan

The college has a monthly installment plan available through Nelnet Campus Commerce. Enrollment can be completed online by accessing the student billing link through MyBethel or by calling 800.609.8056. Students will be charged an enrollment fee of $40.

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Financial Aid

Bethel University is committed to ensuring that all our students receive an affordable education.
We offer financial aid based on need, and military benefits and are proud to offer extraordinarily competitive tuition rates.
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Career Outcomes

An Associates degree in Cyber Security can lead you to a successful career in many avenues of information technology. can provide a more expansive look into the wages given below.

  • Cyber Security Analyst

    As a cyber security analyst, you will play a crucial role in protecting computer systems and networks from cyber threats. You will analyze security risks, monitor for potential breaches, and implement measures to safeguard sensitive data. Starting wages for this career typically start around $75,000. Visit Payscale for updated information.

  • Network Security Analyst

    Network security Analyst focus on securing and maintaining the integrity of computer networks. You will be responsible for designing, implementing, and monitoring network security measures, such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems. People in this role can make between $80,000 and $112,000. Visit Payscale for updated information.

  • Information Security Analyst

    Information security analyst assist in the development and implementation of security protocols and measures to protect digital information. You will conduct vulnerability assessments, respond to security incidents, and assist in maintaining data privacy and compliance. The average pay for someone in this field is around $102,000. Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for updated information.

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