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Bachelor's Degree in Cybersecurity

Why Earn Your Cybersecurity Degree at Saint Leo University?

The cyber security program in the College of Business at Saint Leo University exposes students to the fundamentals needed for entry-level positions involving cyber security. The program introduces students to a variety of topics, such as principles of cyber security, penetration testing and ethical hacking, various computer and network protection controls, and managing the implementation and maintenance of security devices, systems, procedures and countermeasures. Furthermore; students will experience and learn security tools and technologies that are used by cyber security professionals in their daily work activities. This is done through a virtual lab environment where students have the unique opportunity to fully immerse themselves in a mock IT infrastructure and real world software tools with realistic security scenarios. Those scenarios are similar to what students will encounter in their future cyber security career.

The field of cybersecurity is concerned with protecting computers, networks, programs, data or personal information from unauthorized access, theft, or destruction. Professional careers in cybersecurity are evolving rapidly as new risks and threats to information and information networks emerge. The demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals is high, and is projected to continue growing as more companies and industries work to safeguard their information assets and computer networks.

Learning Experience:
Campus Education Center Online
Est. Time to Complete:
4 years
Credit Hours:
120 hours

Undergraduate Cybersecurity Program Details

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity will prepare the next generation of cybersecurity professionals to protect critical information and cyber assets through cyber prevention, detection, recovery methods, and forensics techniques.

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Online, On Campus, or Near You

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  • What are the on-campus facilities like?

    Students who pursue their degrees at Saint Leo’s main campus near sunny Tampa Bay, Florida, join a community of enthusiastic learners just like them. 

    Cybersecurity students enjoy plenty of engaging learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom, as well as exciting departmental events.

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  • What are the benefits of earning your cybersecurity degree online?

    Saint Leo University’s online learning experience provides a well-rounded education with the flexibility to tailor your course of study to meet your individual needs. We know our students have lives outside school, and we seek to meet them where they are. Online students can count on receiving excellent academics as well as opportunities for hands-on learning.

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  • Taking online classes has afforded me the opportunity to learn while maintaining a job. They give me some flexibility to study at times that work more cohesively with my schedule and allow me to utilize resources such as the library 24 hours a day.

    Bentley Streat | Hayes, VA

Are education centers near you offering cybersecurity degree programs?

You may also choose to pursue your degree through one of our education centers, which merge a traditional in-person education with the flexibility to match your lifestyle. Education centers offer eight-week academic terms as well as evening and weekend classes.

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Career Outlook

No matter which learning experience you choose, you will receive plenty of professional development opportunities, industry knowledge from expert professors, and support from the Saint Leo community. All this together means that you will be ready for a successful career or continued studies upon graduation.

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  • What skills you will learn?

    • system administration;
    • computer architecture;
    • computer forensics;
    • information security; 
    • programming in C/C++, Java, Python

How will you gain real experience?

Internships

Our students have interned with Verizon, Tech Data Corporation, Pasco County Sheriff’s Department, and many other local organizations and departments at Saint Leo.

Technology

Hone your computer programming skills in two fully equipped computer labs, a computer networks and information assurance lab, and classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art SMART Board technology.

Co-curricular activities

Join the Computing Club and the Computer Security Club.

Memberships

Outstanding students may be selected for induction into Saint Leo’s Chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the international honor society for distinguished scholars in the computing and information systems disciplines.

What can you do with an undergraduate cybersecurity degree?

Learn to solve real-life problems involving the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, network, and systems for securing digital assets.

What are the top cybersecurity degree jobs?

Career Growth Salary
Database Administrator 8% (As fast as average) $98,860 per year
Computer Network Architect 5% (Slower than average) $116,780 per year
Information Security Analyst 33% (Much faster than average) $103,590 per year

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020.

School of CARDS

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  • The School of Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Data Science (CARDS) at Saint Leo University houses several cutting-edge degree programs with a technology focus. Now being over two decades into the 21st century, these forms of technology are prevalent across all industries and continue to grow each day. Therefore, more and more college graduates within these majors are in demand to develop the technical aspects of these practical technologies and strategies.

    The degree programs within this college include computer science, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI), and data science. Taught by faculty with many years of practical experience across numerous areas of focus, students learn the intricacies of coding software to power mobile applications, develop functions to make robots perform specific tasks, and learn the significance of using data to help businesses make strategic decisions. Students can expect small class sizes with one-on-one support from their instructors, allowing them to gain a high-quality education that will empower them for career success.

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