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Cybersecurity (B.S.) Online Bachelor’s Degree Program


100% Online

24/7 Access to Coursework

Semester Schedule

Two 7-Week Terms Per Semester

Three Semesters Per Year

Credit Hours Required


Time Commitment

10-17 hours per course per week*

Cost per Credit


$250 Active Duty Military


Fast & Free Application

$150 Graduation Fee

*Demonstrate competencies to reduce your number of required courses Important Dates

Apply By

April 10, 2020

Classes Start

May 11, 2020

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Explore Cybersecurity (B.S.)

As cyber threats become a growing reality for businesses and organizations across all sectors, the need for highly trained cyber security professionals is becoming more critical than ever before. Designed to meet the needs of today’s businesses, and with a focus on hands-on experience and problem solving, Champlain’s nationally recognized online bachelor’s in cybersecurity degree is the ideal program for those looking to advance their careers in this critical field, delivering cutting-edge education and virtual hands-on learning application to help you stand out in the field and advance your career from day one.

A Nationally Recognized Leader in Cybersecurity

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Champlain is a nationally recognized leader in cybersecurity and digital forensics education and home of the Senator Patrick Leahy Center for Digital Investigation & Cybersecurity. With a robust faculty of expert-practitioner instructors who have significant experience working for top organizations and are sought-after thought leaders in the field, we specialize in building agile cybersecurity and digital forensics programs that the meet mission-critical needs of today's businesses, nonprofit organizations, and state and federal governments.

Champlain has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the U.S. National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security since 2006, and Champlain cybersecurity programs have been named best in the nation by SC Magazine. Champlain is also designated as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence by the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) Air Force Office of Special Investigations - the fifth college in the nation, and the only private college in the country, to receive this distinction. 

Build Your Career Future

In a field that changes as rapidly as cybersecurity, with new technologies and best practices constantly emerging, it’s essential that your cyber security undergraduate degree helps you build a foundational skillset that can help you adapt and grow. Champlain’s program emphasizes both core technical skills (including knowledge of over 31 key applications, platforms, and programming languages, listed below) and essential soft skills like critical thinking and problem-solving that you can immediately apply to your workplace and that will give you an adaptive edge as global digital environments become more complex. You'll also have the opportunity to differentiate your degree and gain subject matter expertise through a certificate in a specialization of your choice, in Computer Forensics & Digital Investigations, Computer Networking, Incident Response, Linux Administration, Security Administrator, Software Security, or System Administration.

Academic Excellence and Recognition

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Regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education

US News & World Report Best Online Programs Bachelor's Badge 2020

Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report

Military Friendly School Badge

Designated as a Military Friendly School for our commitment to the military community

Top Degrees MBA Program Designation Badge

Named among the top MBA programs by Abound/Colleges of Distinction

Pursue Your Cybersecurity Career

Cybersecurity careers are expected to grow 32% between 2018 and 2028, significantly higher than the average growth for all fields, as a result of increase cyber threats across all industries. The median annual salary for information security professionals is over $98,000.*

The strong demand for cybersecurity talent means that job opportunities are available in virtually every field and sector, including cyber incidence response, cyber risk and strategic analysis, vulnerability detection and assessment, and more. There is also a particular need for cyber professionals in the federal government, which has designated cybersecurity as a mission-critical function.

*Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2019; job titles:, 2019

Top Jobs for Bachelor's in Cybersecurity Graduates

  • Incident Responder
  • Penetration Tester
  • Security Administrator
  • Security Analyst
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Auditor
  • Vulnerability Assessor
Cyber security online bachelor's degree graduate working on computer

Program Details

Learn more about Champlain's 100% online cyber security bachelor's degree, designed for working professionals.

Champlain's online cyber security course portfolio encompasses the critical skills needed by today's cybersecurity professionals. Graduates of the program are required to complete the following courses.

Professional Courses (69 credits):

  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Python
  • Introduction to Operating Systems
  • Senior Seminar Project (15-week course)
  • TCP/IP
  • Foundations of Cybersecurity
  • Digital Forensic Investigation Techniques
  • Operating System Security
  • Security Scripting With Python
  • Cloud Computing Security
  • Networking & Security
  • Mobile Security
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Intrusion Analysis and Response
  • Emerging Threats & Defenses
  • Wireless Networking
  • Cybersecurity Policy Analysis & Implementation
  • Web Page Development I- HTML
  • System Administration & Network Services 1
  • Project Management or Project Management Standards & Behaviors
  • Technical Electives (see Embedded Certificates/Technical Electives. 12 credits required)

General Education Courses (15 credits):

  • Intro to Psychology or Intro to Sociology
  • Critical Reading & Expository Writing I
  • Critical Reading & Expository Writing II
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Intro to Statistics (15-weeek course)
  • Technical Writing
  • Microeconomics OR Macroeconomics
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Writing in the Workplace
  • Ethics in the Professions
  • Lab Science (4 credits required) 
  • Hum/Sci/Math Elective (9 credits required)
  • General Electives (5 credits required)

Cybersecurity Course Descriptions:

Graduates of the cybersecurity bachelor's online degree program will demonstrate the following industry-specific skills, knowledge, and competencies:

  • Evaluate the computer network and information security needs of an organization.
  • Assess cybersecurity risk management policies to effectively protect an organization's critical information and assets.
  • Measure the performance of security systems within an enterprise-level information system.
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, and update an enterprise-level information security system.
  • Implement continuous network monitoring and provide real-time security solutions.
  • Formulate, update, and communicate short- and long-term organizational cybersecurity policies and strategies.
  • Acquire in-demand technical, analytical and soft skills employers want - such as communication, creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration - in general education courses that are a part of this degree.

Earn a specialized certificate in a concentration of your choice as you pursue your degree, so you can build credentials as you go.

  • Acrylic Wifi
  • Android x86 Emulator
  • Burp
  • CentOS Linux
  • CSS
  • Damn Vulnerable Web Application (DVWA)
  • Google Hacking
  • Hping3
  • HTML5
  • IDLE
  • Linux Server
  • Low Orbit Ion Cannon (loic)
  • Metsploitable
  • Nessus
  • Netsh
  • Nexpose
  • NMAP
  • Open SSL
  • PyCharm
  • Python
  • Security Administrator Tool for Analyzing Networks (SATAN)
  • Security Onion
  • Social Engineer's Toolkit (Kali Linux)
  • TinyCA
  • Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Suite
  • VMware
  • W3AF
  • Windows Server
  • Wireless LANs
  • Wireshark
  • Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP)

Champlain College Online's cybersecurity faculty, led by Program Director Sérgio Tenreiro de Magalhães, PhD, are expert practitioners in the field. Their industry expertise ensures that our cyber security curriculum is aligned with the needs of employers, and reflects the skills today’s cybersecurity professionals need for success. Classes led by our seasoned experts will give you real-world insight into the world of cybersecurity, and create a rich community of career-focused learning.

Alumni of the Champlain College Online bachelor's in cyber security degree program work in corporations, small businesses, government organizations, and non-profits nationwide, including:

  • Associated Business Systems - A Ricoh Company
  • AT&T
  • Bank of America
  • Biotek Instruments
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Dyncorp International 
  • IRS
  • National Grid
  • National Life Group
  • People's United Bank
  • Security Risk Advisors
  • TEK Systems 
  • University of Vermont 
  • U.S. Treasury
  • Verizon 

Titles our alumni hold include:

  • Computer Forensics Examiner
  • Cybersecurity Practices Manager
  • IT Manager
  • IT Specialist
  • Information Assurance Network Manager 
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Information Security Specialist 
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Analyst
  • System Support Specialist
  • Sr. Information Security Specialist 
  • Sr. Systems Engineer
  • Unix Analyst

Tuition & Costs

Continuing your education is an investment in your future. Learn more about our affordable tuition rates.

Dare to Expect More of Champlain Online

Expect Convenience

Our programs are designed for busy adults. Go to school wherever and whenever is best for you, on the device of your choice.

Expect A Career Focus

Everything you learn in our online classrooms is relevant and immediately applicable to your work.

Expect Support

Your education journey is our priority and our student support team has your back every step of the way.

Expect Superior Faculty

Learn from practitioner faculty working in the field, with real-world experience and knowledge.

Meet the Program Director

Sérgio Tenreiro de Magalhães, PhD

Sérgio Tenreiro de Magalhães

Program Director
  • Cybersecurity (B.S., Undergraduate Certificates)
  • Software Development (A.S., B.S., Certificates)
  • Digital Forensic Science (M.S.)


Dr. Sérgio Tenreiro de Magalhães is Associate Professor and Chair of Cybersecurity at Champlain College Online.

Prior to Champlain, Dr. Magalhães was a researcher of the Software Engineering and Management Group (SEMAG) of the Algoritmi Research Center (University of Minho) and an Assistant Professor of the Catholic University of Portugal - Braga. He is a member and reviewer of a number of organizations, including the NATO Multinational Cyber Defense Education and Training project and the Editorial Committee of the International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics.

Dr. Magalhães has a PhD in Information Systems and Technologies from the University of Minho (Portugal). His research interests focus on information security, intelligence and performance monitoring, and has published widely on security-related topics.

Why Champlain

Shannon Brewster, Bachelor's Degree in Cybersecurity

Career Growth

"Not having a bachelor's degree was restricting my career. I had been lucky to get in the door with some great companies without one, but there was only so high up I could go. Getting my degree opened up new opportunities for me in the cybersecurity field."

Shannon Brewster Bachelor's Degree in Cybersecurity
Regional Leader, AT&T Cybersecurity Consulting, Information Assurance, CISSP

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