Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity: Frequently Asked Questions

The University of Saint Mary makes it easy for online students to ask questions and find the answers they need. Below are many of the most frequently asked questions about the online B.S. in Cybersecurity degree program.

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How fast can I complete the online B.S. in Cybersecurity degree?
With a prior associate degree, most students complete the program in two years, but some have been able to finish their degree in as few as 18 months.

How long do I have to complete the online B.S. in Cybersecurity degree?
While most students complete the degree in two years, you can take up to six years to finish your program.

Is the online B.S. in Cybersecurity a full-time or part-time program?
The online B.S. in Cybersecurity is offered in both full- and part-time formats.

What is the total tuition for the online B.S. in Cybersecurity?
The online bachelor's in cybersecurity degree costs $405 per credit, totaling $24,300, depending on prior credit earned.

For more information about tuition, additional costs, and financial aid options, please visit our tuition page.

Is the online B.S. in Cybersecurity program accredited?
Yes. The online B.S. in Cybersecurity degree is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

Does the online bachelor's in cybersecurity require work experience?
No, this program does not require work experience.

What are the admission requirements for the online B.S. in Cybersecurity?
The online cybersecurity program requires a completed application, official transcripts, a minimum GPA of 2.0, and approximately 60 credits.

To learn about other admissions requirements for this program, visit our admissions page.

Which classes are required to complete the online B.S. in Cybersecurity degree?
The online bachelor's in cybersecurity program requires 60 credits. USM requires a total of 120 credits (including transferred-in courses or other lower level and general education classes) to award a bachelor's degree. 

Coursework includes information systems, networking, database design, computer forensics, and cryptography, as well as business topics. This degree completion program is ideal for students who have completed roughly two years of college or have earned an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science from a regionally accredited institution. A background in technology is not required.

You can discover more about our full list of coursework requirements on our curriculum page.