Program Overview

Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity prepares you to enter the fast-growing, in-demand field of information technology. Gain an in-depth understanding of the value of IT, including how it can improve business performance, boost organizational efficiency and reduce costs of enterprise systems. The cybersecurity degree program focuses on core competencies about IT-driven business, software technology and tools, enterprise information systems and cybersecurity. The BS in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity exposes you to the relationships among cyber defense, cyber operations and cyber law. Acquire working knowledge of processes and goals of cyber forensics, and develop plans and strategies for security architectures. The emphasis culminates with an IT capstone project in cybersecurity. IT cybersecurity emphasis domains include cyber operations planning and execution, cybercrime and cyber law, as well as digital forensic investigations, security architecture, information assurance and secure system administration. This information technology degree program trains you to problem solve using technology and computer programming, while also leveraging your own experience. A focus on applied, hands-on activities ensures you acquire the proper training to excel upon immediately entering the workforce in cybersecurity.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Requirements

    Residents of Mississippi require an associate's degree or higher.

    Restrictions

    All undergraduates from MS require an associate’s degree or higher.

    School Overview

    Whether one chooses to enroll in a bachelor’s degree in nursing or further pursue educational goals with a master’s degree, Grand Canyon University provides ample online opportunities designed to meet the needs of the adult learner.

    Founded on Christian principles in 1949, the interdenominational Grand Canyon University challenges students through its mission statement “to become global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators, and responsible leaders.” The University reinforces its vision through its four pillars of: Academic Advancement; Christian Camaraderie; Extracurricular Activities; and Wellness and Well-being. 

    ACADEMICS

    Grand Canyon University is a four-year, private institution of higher education. Programs of study range from undergraduate degrees to the doctoral level.  Degrees are housed within eight colleges at Grand Canyon. 

    • Colangelo College of Business
    • College of Doctoral Studies
    • College of Education
    • College of Fine Arts and Production
    • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • College of Nursing and Health Care Professions
    • College of Science, Engineering and Technology
    • College of Theology

    Grand Canyon University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The University also retains specialized accreditation and/or approval for specific degree programs. Agencies include:

    • Accreditation Council Business Schools and Programs
    • Arizona State Board of Education
    • Arizona Department of Education
    • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
    DISTANCE AND ONLINE EDUCATION

    More than 100 degree programs are offered online at Grand Canyon University. The University maintains the same high standards for online students as it does for on-campus counterparts, including degrees taught by the same faculty, access to advising and peer connections, extracurricular activities, online tutoring, and added resources. In addition, the online campus features:

    • Online degree programs offered 100 percent online
    • Individualized degree programs that allow students to complete 4-credit courses, one-at-a-time
    • Asynchronous courses, with 24/7 access, hosted through the learning management platform and library systems 
    • Eligibility for scholarships and tuition assistance, along with federal aid programs
    • Transfer-friendly options, of which include a free evaluation of your graduation plan and cost estimates within 24 hours of submission of official transcripts
    • Participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program and Veterans Affairs benefit programs, in addition to offering discounted tuition for eligible military students and their families. 

    There is no cost to apply to Grand Canyon University. Interested students are encouraged to request more information.

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