Cybersecurity

Program Type
Undergraduate Major
Degree
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Modes of Study
Blended;In Person

Tuition & fees

Costs include tuition, fees, & other costs such as books. See cost details

Financial aid

On average, 92% of enrolled students who file a FAFSA receive an offer. 91% of offers include scholarships, grants, waiver, and/or work-study. Explore aid

Program duration

Typical completion time: 4 years. Flexible options may save time. Explore options

Admissions

SAT & ACT scores optional. Early action & year-round admissions. View application process & deadlines

Program Highlights

  • Boost your resume before you even graduate through hands-on experience, internships, and co-ops with regional businesses.
  • Advance your career in a field where demand is high and expected to keep growing, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Develop the basic techniques, policies, operational procedures, and technologies that secure and defend information systems.
  • Learn from full-time faculty and PhD-trained scholars who are recognized as leaders in their fields that stretch from the White House to the Pentagon.
  • Study in a program that is nationally designated by the National Security Agency Center of Academic Excellence and Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
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Gain hands-on experience

Learn to defend from real-world cybersecurity attacks in a production environment through internships, co-ops, and in simulation exercises with regional businesses and companies of Southern Maine.

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National designation

Our BS in Cybersecurity program is recognized as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and National Security Agency (NSA).

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Outsmart cybercriminals

Our graduates are qualified to be the first line of defense for governments and top organizations as cybersecurity professionals. Through experiential learning both on campus and beyond the classroom, you’ll start boosting your resume before you even graduate — in one of the fastest growing job markets.

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Program requirements

Our program provides in-depth learning relevant to the rapidly changing landscape of information security. Students will become computer security experts knowledgeable in evaluating, analyzing, and posturing a secure digital network and well versed in network monitoring and countermeasure implementation.

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Foster educational growth

Simulate real cybersecurity attacks and learn transferable skills in physical labs as well as virtual labs designed to provide experience in building hardened systems and defending networks from attacks with outside forces.

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Fastest growing job market

According to the Department of Labor, cybersecurity is a field in high demand, growing faster than IT jobs and all other industries. And as businesses and governments invest more heavily in cybersecurity protection, the demand will continue to grow.

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Highly accomplished faculty

Each faculty member holds a doctoral degree and/or industry-recognized certifications and are recognized as leaders in their fields that stretch from the White House to the Pentagon. They also regularly present their work at national and international cybersecurity conferences.

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Scholarship opportunities

Scholarships offer valuable financial aid that doesn’t need to be repaid. You’ll be automatically considered for Merit Scholarships when you apply for admission by the deadline. Additional opportunities are available.

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Do you live in New England?

You may be eligible for a reduced tuition rate, as part of the NEBHE Tuition Break Program.

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