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Cybersecurity  Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity degree program provides students with practical and conceptual tools to navigate the digital security landscape. Students become qualified for in-demand cybersecurity jobs by learning practical skills and getting direct exposure to companies and professionals in this high-demand field.

120 Credits
Starts September 3, 2024


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Cybersecurity Bachelor's Degree Program Overview

If you feel inspired to protect our national infrastructure from foreign actors or prevent domestic terrorists from accessing financial information, consider the Bachelor's degree in Cybersecurity from Cambridge College.

Aligned with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)-identified skill sets, this Cybersecurity degree program covers digital security's technical, legal, social and investigatory aspects, ensuring graduates are well-equipped for the competitive global cybersecurity market.

Based at our Boston location, courses are taught in a hybrid format through a combination of on-campus and scheduled remote (Zoom) classes.

Cybersecurity Degree Program Highlights

Students in the BS in Cybersecurity degree program in Boston get in-depth coursework in general education, writing, literacy and critical thinking, as well as an emphasis in the following areas:

  • Techniques used to protect the integrity of an organization’s security architecture and safeguard its data against attack, damage or unauthorized access
  • IT risk and cyber security program design and development using industry frameworks and methodologies
  • Monitoring and assessing cloud assets and resources for misconfigurations and non-standard deployments
  • Cybersecurity regulatory environment and ethics
  • Evolving cyber network threats

Advantages of Cambridge College's Cybersecurity Program

  • Industry certifications: Our curriculum prepares you for certification exams, including CompTIA Security+ and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).
  • Cybersecurity scholarships: Eligible students are considered for cybersecurity scholarships, based on availability of funds.
  • Industry collaboration: Engage with expert practitioners in a wide range of organizations focused on cybersecurity.
  • Hands-on learning: Explore real-life challenges with high-caliber faculty working in cybersecurity.
  • Flexible, hybrid course options: Designed to meet the needs of working professionals, the Cybersecurity degree courses are taught in a mix of on-campus sessions, scheduled remote (Zoom) sessions and self-paced online sessions. On-campus and remote classes are offered on nights and weekends to fit around your career and life responsibilities.
  • Convenient location: Attend in-person classes at our Boston campus which is close to the orange line and offers free parking for students.
  • No SAT exam required: Cambridge College’s no-hassle application and admissions process lets you start your Cybersecurity degree quickly. Apply without taking the SAT.
  • Diverse students: Cambridge College welcomes 300+ students from 50+ countries and was recently ranked as one of the most ethnically diverse colleges in America, giving you the opportunity to work with other students from all over the world.
  • Stackable credentials: All Network Security Certificate credits count towards this bachelor's degree.

Cybersecurity Degree Tuition Information

Cost Per Credit
Total Program Tuition
Cost Per Credit$502
Credits* 120 credits
Total Program Tuition $60,240

*See curriculum sheet for a breakdown of credits and credit ranges.

Cybersecurity Degree Concentration

Students of the Cybersecurity degree program may choose the Network Security concentration to get a basic understanding of analyzing and evaluating network security threats and vulnerabilities. We also offer a Network Security Certificate.

  1. Choose your program of study. Browse our Program Finder to find your program.
  2. Complete and sign the online application.
  3. Pay the $50 application fee ($100 for international students) by the term start date.
  4. Send official transcripts directly to Cambridge College in a sealed, unopened envelope. Learn How to Send Transcripts
  5. Fulfill any additional program-specific admissions requirements.
  6. Ensure you have internet access, and a fully functional laptop or desktop computer that can play audio and video and access Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint).

Note: Your admission file must be complete and accepted before your financial aid may be awarded, before your transfer credit may be evaluated, and before you may register for classes.

Cambridge College undergraduate admission also requires at least one of the following:

  • Original high school transcript showing graduation or a recognized equivalent such as a General Educational Development (GED) or HiSET certificate
  • Or an affidavit confirming high school program completion in a state-approved homeschool setting.
  • Or, if not required by state law, proof of high school education in a homeschool setting meeting state attendance exemptions
  • Or enrollment in an eligible career pathway program
  • Or proof of passing scores on an approved ability-to-benefit test (such as the Accuplacer Test administered by Cambridge College)
  • Or nine credit hours of Cambridge College course work, applicable toward an undergraduate degree or certificate, completed with grades of B or better. (Non-matriculated students may not receive aid while earning credits.)
  • Or 24 or more credits earned from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university. Note: Official college transcripts are evaluated for transfer credit. Courses not included in an earned associate degree must be earned at a grade of C or better to be eligible for transfer.

Cybersecurity Degree Salaries and Careers

Employers are looking to hire diverse cybersecurity talent as quickly as possible. There are an estimated 572,000 open cybersecurity positions nationwide and over 15,000 in Massachusetts, as reported by CyberSeek.1 According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary as of May 2022 for information security analysts is $112,000.2 And Payscale reports the 2023 average annual salary for network architects is $126,051.3

Career development initiatives at Cambridge College include cybersecurity internships and full-time employment opportunities through our partnerships with local employers. The College also supports recruiting, training and placement of women and people of color in tech industry jobs.


Median annual salary for information security analysts2


Average annual salary for network architects3

1 Cyberseek US, Cybersecurity Supply and Demand Heat Map. Cybersecurity Supply And Demand Heat Map. (visited November 17, 2023).

2 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Information Security Analysts, at (visited November 17, 2023).

3 PayScale, Inc., Average Network Architect Salary. (visited November 17, 2023).

Cybersecurity Jobs

A Cybersecurity Bachelor's degree can prepare you for careers like:

  • Information security manager
  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Cybersecurity consultant
  • Network administrator
  • Security and risk compliance analyst
  • IT auditor
  • Penetration and vulnerability tester

Best Cybersecurity Degree Program Designed by Experts

Our Cybersecurity Bachelor's degree and related cybersecurity programs were designed with our Cybersecurity Advisory Council, cyber experts and thought leaders actively working in business and government — including the FBI, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, State Street and the National Security Agency (NSA). With classes taught by these industry practitioners, you’ll be job-ready for today’s hot cybersecurity market.

Learn More about Cybersecurity at Cambridge College.