Develop the cybersecurity management, policy, governance, and technical skills required to prepare for rapid career growth with our nationally recognized program in cybersecurity management and policy.

In University of Maryland Global Campus' Bachelor of Science in cybersecurity management and policy program, you can prepare to become a leader in the protection of data. This innovative, world-class program uses a multidisciplinary approach—drawing from fields such as management, law, science, business, technology, and psychology—to provide you with the most current knowledge and skills for protecting critical cyber infrastructure and assets.

UMGC was named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.

About the Cybersecurity Management and Policy Bachelor's Degree

We've developed our cybersecurity management and policy program in conjunction with top employers to be relevant to your career growth. Industry experts consult on emerging topics, our faculty lend their extensive field experience, and an advisory board of senior executives ensures that you'll train for the highest level of information assurance.

You'll learn the techniques, policies, operational procedures, and technologies that secure and defend information systems in local and more broadly based domains.

Courses include ethics in information technology, security policy analysis, network security, practical applications in cybersecurity management, and emerging technologies, taught by senior staff, managers, and executives in the cybersecurity field, so you'll benefit from their firsthand knowledge and experience.

What You'll Learn

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Protect an organization's critical information and assets by ethically integrating cyber security best practices and risk management throughout an enterprise
  • Integrate continuous monitoring and real-time security solutions with information collection, sharing, collaboration, and analysis capabilities to improve situational awareness and deployment of countermeasures in industry and government
  • Evaluate and assess the use of technology to support cybersecurity goals and objectives
  • Participate in forensic analysis of cyber incidents and assist in recovery of operations
  • Formulate, update, and communicate short- and long-term organizational cybersecurity strategies and policies

Coursework Examples

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to

  • Write various cybersecurity-related documents, including security policies, disaster recovery plans, and executive briefs
  • Analyze standards, best practices, and regulations in the cybersecurity field
  • Identify, investigate, and evaluate next-generation and newly emerging technologies that have the potential to support or improve cybersecurity and protect against threats

Industry Certification

This program can help prepare you for the following certification exam(s):

Cybersecurity Management and Policy Bachelor's Degree Requirements

Our curriculum is designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars. You'll learn theories combined with real-world applications and practical skills you can apply on the job right away.

Courses in the Major

This program requires 33 credits of coursework in the major.

  • CSIA 300
  • IFSM 304
  • CMIT 265
  • CMIT 320
  • CSIA 310
  • CSIA 350
  • CSIA 360
  • CSIA 413
  • CSIA 459
  • CMIT 425
  • CSIA 485

Electives

This program requires 46 credits of minor and/or elective coursework.

General Education Requirements

UMGC outlines the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees on the General Education Requirements webpage.

In addition to the major, elective, and general education courses and requirements outlined on this page, please review the overall bachelor's degree requirements.

Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you develop skills to manage people and technologies required to protect information, information systems, and infrastructures, including the nation's critical cyber infrastructures. It is ideal for students who want to leverage previous work experience to move into a team leader, supervisor, or management position within a corporate organization or government agency.