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Cybersecurity BS

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Credits: 60-120 w/ an associate degree

Cost per credit: $295

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Cybersecurity BS

The online cybersecurity degree from SUNY Canton prepares students to assess computer and network system security needs, recommend safeguard solutions, and manage security devices, systems, and procedures.

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program is designed for working professionals and transfer students from computer science, networking, and security fields. Applicants who have an associate degree in a related field are encouraged to apply. What if you don't have an associate degree or experience in computer science, networking, and security fields? Students work with a SUNY online admissions coach about applying to the associate degrees in computer science and security studies to take the SUNY general education credits and foundation courses required for admission to the cybersecurity degree online at Canton.

Once accepted into the online completion program in cybersecurity, full-time students can finish their bachelor's degree in as few as four semesters. The online completion degree requires 60 liberal arts and sciences credits and 63 degree-specific credits including networking, programming, ethical hacking, contingency planning, digital forensics, cybersecurity defense, and cryptology. 

Cybersecurity graduates enjoy several options in the nation as the need for computer and information professionals grows 11% by 2029, outpacing most industries. SUNY Canton graduates with a bachelor's degree in cybersecurity are strong candidates for the Master of Information Science program at Albany and other related graduate programs.

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“Our degree is very broad-focused. We look at all the ways that a cybercriminal or hacker can exploit all of a system’s weaknesses. When we create a defense, we need to understand the offense that could potentially exploit security measures.” Minhua W
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Program consists of: 4 semesters to complete a bachelor's degree
Credits: 60-123
w/an associate degree

Cost per Credit: New York Residents: $295 Out of State: $353

About the Program

Students can complete the degree in 4 semesters if transferring in with a completed associate degree in computer science, networking, or security fields. Some students may require additional time to complete the program depending on the number and type of college credits transferred in.

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Why choose the online cybersecurity degree at SUNY Canton

  • Taught by professors working and conducting research in the cybersecurity field
  • Students receive personal attention within major courses regardless of class size
  • Students gain significant hands-on experience to prepare for cybersecurity careers
  • Students gain hands-on experience in security and risk management, asset security, security engineering, communication and network security, identity and access management, security assessment and testing, security operations, and software development security
  • A capstone project brings concludes the program, giving students an early start on building a professional portfolio
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Opportunities and courses in the online cybersecurity program

  • Students have a choice of internship in the final semester or additional upper-level program electives.
  • Minor opportunities exist in Homeland Security, Emergency Management, and Forensic Science.
  • Students can fully participate in campus life via virtual communities, networking, and career-building workshops.
  • Students take courses in:
  • Management Information Systems
  • Incident Response and Disaster Recovery
  • Network Defense and Countermeasures
  • Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing
  • Cryptology in Theory and Practice
  • Digital Forensic Analysis
  • Network Management
  • Access Control, Authentication, and PKI
  • Cybersecurity Body of Knowledge
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What jobs can you get with an online cybersecurity degree?

  • The online bachelor's degree in cybersecurity does not say "online" at all, making graduates strong candidates for jobs as:
  • Cybersecurity Forensic Specialist
  • Security Analyst and Auditor
  • Security Consultant and Risk Assessor
  • Security Manager
  • Information Security Officer
  • Security Trainer
  • Security Systems Designer
  • Network Analyst

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