Bachelor of Science in Cyber Operations
Dakota State University

Program Details

The online Bachelor of Science in Cyber Operations program helps students understand how data breaches, malware infections, and software vulnerabilities occur.  Students study the mentality, motivations, and techniques of the hackers that execute these attacks.  You will also gain a strong base of programming, math, and networking, and then apply that knowledge to the most technical areas of cyber security.  Graduates understand reverse engineering and know how to analyze malware and exploit software while discovering vulnerabilities in widespread computer systems.


  • First time freshmen under the age of 24 must meet one of three of the following requirements:
    • ACT composite score (18 or above)
    • SAT Reasoning Test Math and Critical Reading (sub-score of 870 or above)
    • Cumulative 2.6 GPA or higher; rank in upper 60% of high school graduating class
  • ​For students over the age of 24:
    • Must have graduated from high school
    • Completed the GED with a combined score of a minimum of 2250 and a minimum of 410 on each test
    • Met state requirements for the high school equivalency certificate

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission