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Online Bachelor's Degree

Cybersecurity Technology

Cybersecurity Technology
Bachelor of Science
  • 120 credits
  • Up to 90 Credits Accepted
  • All courses are available online or on-site
  • Hybrid course format available
  • $250 per credit
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Secure your future while protecting crucial digital assets with a bachelor's degree in computer networks and cybersecurity

In University of Maryland Global Campus's award-winning Bachelor of Science in cybersecurity technology program, you'll learn the operational procedures and technologies to design, implement, administer, secure, and troubleshoot corporate networks while applying cybersecurity principles operationally.

Designed to combine the benefits of a traditional college education with hands-on training in state-of-the-art computer technology, the curriculum integrates technical skill with communication skills and superior general education knowledge. Our cybersecurity students frequently take first place in cyber competitions.

UMGC was named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. UMGC is also a designated National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) institution.

Total Credits Required: 120

Required Major Courses: 33

  • (3 Credits, CMIT 202)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 265)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 291)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 320)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 321)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 326)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 351)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 495)
  • Three upper-level courses (9 credits) chosen from the following:
    • Any upper-level CMIT courses
    • CCJS 321

Digital Forensics Focus

If you are interested in a career in digital forensics, you can take three of the following upper-level courses to satisfy the 9-credit requirement listed above:

  • CCJS 321
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 424)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 440)
  • (3 Credits, CMIT 460)

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.

This is our recommended course sequence to progress through this program. You may take multiple courses simultaneously, up to your course load limit. You cannot take a prerequisite with its subsequent course during the same session. Your plan will be unique and dependent on multiple factors, including the number of credits you transfer to this program. Contact an advisor if you have any questions about this plan, course alternatives, or your course load limit.

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
(1 Credit, LIBS 150)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
(3 Credits, PACE 111T)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
(3 Credits, WRTG 111)
General Education: Communication
(3 Credits, IFSM 201)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy; Prerequisite to Major
(3 Credits, NUTR 100)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
(3 Credits, CMIT 202)
(3 Credits, SPCH 100)
General Education: Communication
(3 Credits, MATH 107)
General Education: Math
(3 Credits, WRTG 112)
General Education: Communication
(3 Credits, CMIT 265)
(3 Credits, HIST 125)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
(4 Credits, BIOL 103)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
(3 Credits, BEHS 103)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
(3 Credits, ARTH 334)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
15 3-credit elective course Elective
(3 Credits, ECON 203)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
(3 Credits, CMIT 291)
(3 Credits, CMIT 320)
19 3-credit elective course Elective
(3 Credits, CMIT 321)
21 3-credit elective course Elective
(3 Credits, CMIT 351)
23 3-credit elective course Elective
(3 Credits, CMIT 326)
(3 Credits, WRTG 393)
General Education: Communication
26 3-credit elective course Elective
27 3-credit elective course Elective
28 3-credit elective course Elective
(3 Credits, CMIT 421)
30 3-credit elective course Elective
31 3-credit elective course Elective
(3 Credits, CMIT 386)
33 3-credit elective course Elective
34 3-credit elective course Elective
35 CCJS 321 Major
36 3-credit elective course Elective
37 3-credit elective course Elective
38 3-credit elective course Elective
39 3-credit elective course Elective
(3 Credits, CMIT 495)
41 1-credit elective course Elective

Vertical Pathway

If you completed your undergraduate degree at UMGC with a major in cybersecurity technology, a vertical pathway between UMGC's graduate and undergraduate degree programs in that field allows you to reduce your total coursework for our graduate programs in Cloud Computing Systems, Cybersecurity Management and Policy, Cyber Operations, Cybersecurity Technology, or Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigation.

Industry Certification Exams

This program can help prepare you for the following industry certification exams.

Courses in this program are designed to provide you with the knowledge you need to take the valuable industry certification exams, which can help you increase your marketability.

Industry Certification Course(s)
CompTIA A+ CMIT 202
CompTIA Network+ CMIT 265
CompTIA Security+ CMIT 320
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) CMIT 321
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) CMIT 350
CompTIA Linux+ and LPIC-1 CMIT 391
Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) CMIT 424
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) CMIT 425
IACIS Certified Mobile Device Examiner (ICMDE) CMIT 440
Computer Security Incident Handler (CSIH) CMIT 460
CompTIA CySA+ CMIT 421

Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA): Server 2016

Please note: Server 2016 requires MCSA certification as a prerequisite.

Take the following courses:

  • CMIT 369
  • CMIT 370
  • CMIT 371
MCSE Cloud Platform and Infrastructure

Take the following courses:

  • CMIT 372
  • CMIT 373

Please note: Completion of a UMGC course does not guarantee that you will earn an industry certification. You will need to successfully complete an industry exam and any other applicable requirements to earn each certification.


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