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Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

Secure the Global Landscape

You know that as humankind’s reliance on information technology grows—and with it, the prevalence of cyber crime—the need for highly trained cybersecurity professionals remains increasingly valuable. Prepare yourself for the field with the needed computer forensics, compliance and knowledge and vulnerability management skills through Norwich University’s online Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program. 

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Receive a unique cybersecurity education experience unlike any other. As one of the first universities designated as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security, your online classroom will be led by instructors with over ten years of cybersecurity experience who can provide you with one-on-one guidance throughout your experience at Norwich.

The demand for cybersecurity professionals like you is unprecedented. With your Norwich degree, you will strengthen your skills in critical thinking, communication and research and analysis. Hone the skills in your area of interest by choosing a concentration in computer forensics and vulnerability management or information warfare and security management.

You, at Norwich

Our approach to integrated curricula allows you to take courses in a wide range of subjects, as well as the opportunity to explore a specific topic of study in depth.

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

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

Relevant electives, including Strategic Communications or Business and Professional Writing.

Accreditation & Recognition

NECHE Accredited

 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.).

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

Program & Details

At a Glance

  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • Multiple start dates per year

 

 

Contact Admissions

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT    
Extended hours available by appointment

Call: 1-866-684-7237    
learn@norwich.edu

Transfer Credits


You may receive the equivalent of up to 90 semester credits for training and prior learning that meet specific course requirements in the program.
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International Admissions


Norwich University welcomes students from all countries who want to study through our online programs. You must complete all steps in the admissions process.
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Norwich Alumni Benefits


Reconnect with Norwich to complete your master's degree. As a part of our alumni community, you are eligible for a $2,500 scholarship and other benefits.
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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.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Meet one of the following criteria:
    • Prior college courses, completed with a grade of C or better, from regionally or nationally accredited institutions of higher learning, or the equivalent from a foreign institution, as evaluated by WESIERFSpanTran, or CED.
    • ACE-reviewed military or professional training for which college credits are recommended.*
    • Other military or professional training reviewed by Norwich University for which college credit has been assessed, or is stipulated in a MOU.
    • Credit recommended based on scores on standardized tests such as CLEP.
    • High school diploma or equivalent GED.
  • If English is not your first language, proof of English language proficiency is required. This can be demonstrated in one of three ways:
    • TOEFL - a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (Internet-based test) on the TOEFL is required unless otherwise noted in specific articulation agreements.**
    • IELTS – a minimum composite score of 6.5 is required.**
    • Successful completion of an associate’s degree from an accredited U.S. higher education institution.

*Prospective students who have completed military or professional training that has not been ACE reviewed may petition to Chair of Continuing Studies to have their training reviewed and assessed for transfer credit.

Please Note: All eligibility requirements are expected to be met unless noted in specific articulation agreements or memoranda of understanding (MOUs).

SPECIAL NOTE TO NORWICH UNIVERSITY RESIDENTIAL STUDENTS:

  • If you are a residential undergraduate student at Norwich University, you may enroll in CGCS courses only with written permission of the Dean of the College of Graduate of Continuing Studies, your undergraduate advisor, and your major undergraduate department chair and/or dean via the petition to enroll at CGCS form on the registrar's webpage.

Admissions Process

To apply, you must submit the following no less than four weeks prior to your desired start date:

  • Application form
  • Resume is required if applying for transfer credit.
  • Official military training transcripts (Joint Services Transcript/CCAF), sent to the address below.
  • Official transcripts of all courses taken at regionally accredited colleges, sent to the address below.
  • If entering with no military or college credit, applicants must show proof of high school completion via diploma or GED.

Transcript Links

Mail transcripts to:
Norwich University
College of Graduate and Continuing Studies
P.O. Box 367
Northfield, VT 05663

For electronic delivery, we accept transcripts delivered from Parchment, National Clearing House, and other services if sent to cgcsamt@norwich.edu via password protection.

To contact an admissions advisor:

Call: 1-866-684-7237
Email: learn@norwich.edu

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.

Concentrations available:

  • Computer Forensics and Vulnerability Management
  • Information Warfare and Security Management

To view additional program details such as course offerings, requirements, and curriculum maps for the Cybersecurity program, visit the Norwich University Course Catalog using this link.

Major

2023 Tuition and Fees

Norwich University Online's Bachelor's programs are an investment in your future that we can help you manage from a financial perspective. There are many ways to get financial assistance and many strategies that can help you achieve your goals. Whatever your individual situation, we can guide you through the financial planning process.

Tuition at a Glance

  • Credit Hours: 30-120
  • Credits per Term: 3-12
  • Cost Per Credit Hour: $375; $250 (active military) 

Financial Aid Resources

2023-24 Tuition and Fee Schedule

Bachelor's Program

Rate Per Credit 2023-24Tuition Additional Expenses Total
$375; $250 (Military; Veteran; and Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve spouses) $750 - $4,500 /term

Technology - $300/term
Library - $75/term
Graduation Application Fee - $150
Norwich ACCESS Fee - $22/credit per term

$8,400 - $35,900

Quick Info

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Online

Courses completed entirely online

90

Credits

Transfer up to 90 credits

18

Months

Average time to program completion

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Faculty & Staff

Join professionals from around the globe and learn from experienced faculty as you complete your degree and open up new professional and personal possibilities for yourself.

Careers & Outcomes

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 systems or a masters degree in cybersecurity 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