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The cybersecurity job field is growing faster than the average for all occupations in the United States. A B.S. Cybersecurity degree from Regis will prepare you for the frontline of data security, information technology and software engineering.
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Why should I study Cybersecurity?

The world's dependence on computers and information systems continues to deepen, creating a growing but increasingly competitive market for information technology professionals — especially those in the field of cybersecurity. A degree in cybersecurity will prepare you to take your place on the front lines of the fight to keep sensitive and private data safe.

IS THE B.S. IN CYBERSECURITY RIGHT FOR ME?

A B.S. in Cybersecurity will help you gain critical thinking, technical management and human factors analysis experience in addition to technical and managerial skills. Our cybersecurity graduates learn how to solve cybersecurity problems, implement strategic policies and control systems functions properly.

WHAT WILL I LEARN IN REGIS’ B.S. IN CYBERSECURITY PROGRAM?

Regis University’s Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity degree is a comprehensive, multi-disciplined program that will help you develop skills in foundational areas including computer science, information technology, information systems and software engineering.

IS REGIS’ B.S. IN CYBERSECURITY ACCREDITED?

Regis B.S. in Cybersecurity is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

WHAT CLASS FORMATS ARE AVAILABLE?

Our B.S. in Cybersecurity program is offered in an accelerated eight-week format and courses can be taken online.

WHEN DO CLASSES START?

Courses are offered in eight-week terms that begin in:

  • January
  • March
  • May
  • June
  • August
  • October

To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

Program Requirements

General Core Studies (45 credit hours)

Requirements listed below
 
Foundational Major Courses (27 credit hours)  
 
CS 210 Introduction to Programming  
CSEC 210 Information Assurance Fundamentals and Cryptography Basics  
CSEC 220 IT System Components and Network Topics  
CS 310 Data Structures  
CSEC 250 Network Concepts, Technology, Protocols and Defense  
CIT 452 Systems Administration  
MT 270 Introduction to Statistics  
COM 380 Communication: Questions, Contexts, and Theory  
COM 400 Intercultural Communication  

 

Upper Division Major Courses (48 credit hours)

 
CS 431 Operating Systems Design and Analysis 3SH 
CSEC 320 Cyber Threats and Defense 3SH
CS 475 Computation Theory 3SH 
CS 479 Ethical Leadership in Computer Science 3SH 
CSEC 336 Database Management System
Security Net Class with Major Team Project
3SH 
CSEC 410 History and Ethics of Computers 3SH 
CSEC 350 Policy, Legal Ethics and
Compliance in Computer Security
3SH 
CSEC 360 Fundamental Security Design Principles
and Secure Operating System Concepts
3SH 
CSEC 370 Computer/Host Forensics 3SH 
CSEC 375 Network Forensics 3SH 
CSEC 380  Digital Forensics  3SH
CSEC 420  Advanced IA Architectures/Compliance
and Standards, Certification and Accreditation
3SH 
CSEC 430 Intrusion Detection and Response  3SH 
Interdisciplinary elective  300 or higher-level course 3SH 
Computer Science elective  300 or higher-level course 6SH 
Total Degree Requirements = 120 credit hours
 

CC&IS General Core Studies Details (45-48 credit hours)

CC&IS General Core Studies Details (45 credit hours)

Oral and Written Communication Skills (9 credits):
Regis courses: *RCC 200, *RCC 420J, COM 210, COM 211, COM 406, COM 437, COM 455, EN 203, EN 325, EN 475, EN/PL 482, *RCC 200--Writing Analytically and RCC 420J--Justice and the Common Good.
Engagement with Literature and Arts (6 credits):
English, humanities, fine and performing arts. Regis Courses: any 300-400 EN, all HU courses, all COM courses excluding COM 210, COM 211, COM 406, and COM 437 ‡HU 366--Leading Lives that Matter
Language and Global Awareness (6-8 credits):

Modern languages, classical languages, archaeology, history, political science, economics, geography, and social science. Regis courses: *RCC 410E, COM 400, COM 412, CR 466, EC 335, EC 400, CIV 410, CIV 420, HS 240E-W, HU 435E-W, HU 421E-W, SO 204, SO 340, SO 341, SO 472, IRSH 410E-W, RC 311, RC 458, RC 459)

*RCC 410E--Global Environmental Awareness
Understanding Human Behavior, Diversity, and Culture (6 credits):

Anthropology, economics, education, history, political science, psychology, criminology, peace and justice studies, sociology, social work, or women's/gender studies. Regis courses: *RCC 400D, CIV 410, CIV 420, CIV 430, CIV 440, COM courses (excluding COM 210, COM 211, COM 406, and COM 437), all EC, all ED, all HS, all PY, all SO courses, all CR courses.

HIM 432 Leadership Management required in the HIM program.

*RCC 400D--Diversity and Cultural Tradition

Quantitative Literacy (3-4 credits):
College-level algebra or higher. Regis courses: MT 201, MT 204, MT 270, MT 274, all 300-400 level MT courses
The Natural World (3-4 credits)

Astronomy, atmospheric science, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, ecology, environmental science, geology, oceanography, physical geography, or physics. Regis courses: SCI 205E, SCI 206E, SCI 410E, SCI 411E, HSC 240, HSC 241.

Note: CC&IS majors cannot use CC&IS courses to meet this requirement.
Philosophical Inquiry and Reflection (6 credits):

Philosophy, ethics. Regis courses: RCC 430M, all PL courses

HCE 435 Ethics in Healthcare required in the HIM program.

*RCC 430M--The Search for Meaning
Exploring Religious Traditions (6 credits)

Religious studies, Theology. Regis courses: all RC, all RS courses

*Students enrolled in traditional, semester-based daytime programs are required to complete these courses to fulfill core requirements.

‡Students enrolled in online and ground-based courses in the 5-week or 8-week format are required to complete this course to fulfill their core requirement.

Core studies requirements listed above may be taken at any regionally accredited institution. Review our transfer guides for recommended transfer course work from Colorado Community Colleges and/or let us evaluate your prior college transcripts to determine which requirements you have fulfilled per your prior college credit. We have several established articulation agreements with schools that allow for maximum credit for prior course work. Contact us for more details at ruadmissions@regis.edu.

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above. For further information, contact the Office of Admissions at 800.944.7667.

To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.  

Career Opportunities

Regis’ Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program offers a well-defined pathway to industry, nonprofit organizations and government agency jobs in cybersecurity related careers. Through courses grounded in theory, real world experiences and the art of science, you’ll gain transferable skills that will allow you to work in a variety of diverse team environments.

Many cybersecurity experts fall under the title information security analyst. Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 28 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Additionally, Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that by 2021 there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs.

Some of the cybersecurity positions include:

  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Cybersecurity compliance administrator
  • Cybersecurity specialist
  • Security architect
  • Penetration tester (ethical hacker)
  • Security auditor (forensic expert)
  • Incident responder
  • Vulnerability assessor
  • Security code auditor
  • Threat intelligence analyst

How to Apply

Take the next step in your Regis experience and connect with a Regis admissions counselor for information and assistance.

Students with prior college credit, military credit, professional licenses or certificates or several years of work experience may be able to translate this experience directly into college credit.

Your admissions counselor will help evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance, recommend courses and help you get started with the application process.

AT A MINIMUM, APPLICANTS SEEKING A BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN cybersecurity FROM THE COLLEGE OF COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE MUST POSSESS:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent (from a regionally accredited high school) AND
  • Evidence of work experience preferred
  • Transferable credit from a regionally accredit college or university preferred

APPLICATION PROCESS:

  1. Complete the online undergraduate application
  2. Pay the $50.00 application fee. The fee is waived if you have applied to Regis previously or if you are a Regis graduate.
  3. Complete the personal statement essay. A short personal statement is required to be considered for admission. Download a copy of the personal statement guidelines.
  4. Submit a current resume.
  5. Request official transcripts from accredited institutions that you have previously attended. Download the transcript request form. Official transcripts are those that come directly from one college or university to another college or university. Official transcripts must be received no later than 30 days after the date of classes starting, or course registrations will be suspended.
  6. Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens.

Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.
Applications due two weeks prior to start date. Visit the academic calendar to view start dates.

NON DEGREE-SEEKING APPLICANTS SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

  • Complete the online undergraduate non-degree application
  • Pay the $50.00 application fee
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess transferable college credit from a regionally accredited college or university
  • No official transcripts are necessary. The writing skills placement essay is not required.

Applications due two weeks prior to start date. Visit the academic calendar to view start dates.


Tuition

Visit our Cost of Attendance page to see the tuition and fee schedule for the B.S. in Cybersecurity program.

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