Computer Information Systems Cyber Security Concentration
Cyber security, also known as computer security or information technology security, is a field that integrates knowledge, tools, and systems to monitor and protect data and systems, as well as to prevent and/or mitigate threats. Cyber security professionals prescribe and use policies, procedures, and technology to address natural events, hackers, cyber terrorists, and technical problems that could compromise the confidentiality, integrity, or accessibility of systems and data. Their goal is to lower the overall risk profile of companies and organizations.
You Should Know:
- Earn 15 credit hours of prescribed software engineering courses as a part of your 120 credit hours for the CIS bachelor’s degree, at only $429 per credit hour*
- May be able to complete the core program in less than two years
- Attend class entirely online
Our Cyber Security track can prepare you to enter the rapidly-growing fields of information assurance, information security analyst, network security, security policy analyst, and cyber security.
A 2016 regional analysis of the Kansas City job market shows that employers are seeking information technology professionals. A bachelor’s-level computer information systems degree can prepare you to enter or move up in this industry sector. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and information technology occupations are projected to grow annually by 13% from 2016 to 2026, faster than the combined average for all occupations, and the national median salary in 2016 for Information Security Analysts was over $92,000.
*120 is the minimum number of semester credit hours needed to graduate with a bachelor’s degree at MNU. Students may transfer in as many as 90 semester credit hours, subject to review and approval of each transferred course. We offer complimentary transcript evaluations to determine how many of your hours will transfer into your selected program at MNU.