Bachelor's Degree in Cyber and Information Security

Earn a bachelor of science in cyber and information security, help protect America’s vital data assets

When you hear the word ‘hacker’, you might think of credit card breaches and email scams. Those working in the cybersecurity field, however, know the ramifications from hackers can be extremely destructive and even catastrophic for certain industries and government agencies.

Our bachelor’s degree in cyber and information security program blends scientific theory with a hands-on approach to offensive cyber security, which you’ll learn in the university’s state-of-the art labs. Classes for juniors and seniors are offered online since many students receive job offers before they complete their degree.

Why Capitol?

Our long history in cybersecurity education. Capitol was one of the first schools to be designated a National Center of Academic Excellence-Cyber Defense (CAE-CD) in 2003 and has been successfully re-designated two times.

Our understanding of what you need to know.

The first two required courses in our program prepare you for the CompTIASecurity+ exam. Plus, when you finish your sophomore year, you’ll have completed the coursework that prepares you to pass industry certification exams such as A+, Network+, Certified Ethical Hacker exam, Certified Information Systems Security Professional exam and Security + exam, giving you valuable credentials before you even graduate.

Our location puts you in the heart of the action. The Baltimore/ Washington D.C. area has one of the largest concentrations of high-tech companies, defense contractors, and government agencies in the United States. Since many of our faculty are currently working in cybersecurity, you’re taught up-to-date strategies and best practices from the world’s top practitioners.  Plus, our campus is surrounded by potential employers.

Capitol tech special opportunities

  • Defeat simulated cyberattacks in our Cyber Lab. The lab, built in 2009, has an advisory board with members from other universities such as; John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and the University of Maryland and corporations such as; Lockheed Martin and SAIC
  • Join our cyber teams and compete in numerous cybersecurity challenges. Last year the team competed in 15 cyber challenges

Support for You

Whatever type of resource you need –a way to improve your math skills, a place to exercise, help with a job search or a disability – we have facilities and personnel ready to help.

Career opportunities

  • We guarantee you’ll get a job offer within 90 days of commencement. (See program details.)
  • Statistics show this degree is in demand. Last year, of the graduates who reported their employment data, 82 percent of our students had a job offer (or chose to go on to graduate school) within 90 days of commencement at competitive national salaries.
  • Cybersecurity is a well-paying field; many graduates enjoy a starting salary of 80K.
  • Your bachelor’s in science in cyber and information security (BSCIS) degree prepares you for entry-level careers such as cybersecurity specialist/technician, cybercrime analyst/investigator, incident analyst/responder IT auditor

Key Faculty

Dr. William Butler, Cyber Security Program Director

Bill Butler is currently Director, Critical Infrastructures and Cyber Protection Center (CICPC) at Capitol Technology University. Previously he worked in the networking and IT industries as a network engineer and consultant and, also served as a joint qualified communications information systems officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He retired as a Colonel with 30 years of service (active and reserve). Dr. Butler is very active in various working groups such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cloud Computing Security Forum Working Group (NIST CCSFWG), Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Big Data and Mobile Computing Working Group, and the National CyberWatch Center Curriculum Taskforce and the National Cybersecurity Student Association Advisory Board. He holds degrees from Brenau University, Marine Corps University, U.S. Army War College, National Defense University, University of Maryland and Capitol Technology University. Dr. Butler earned his Doctorate in Cybersecurity at Capitol in 2016 researching consumer countermeasures to illegal cellphone intercept.

Dr. Jason Pittman, professor

Jason Pittman draws on his previous experiences as a network engineer, security architect and software developer to make the cybersecurity courses he teaches come alive for his students.

Prior to becoming a professor, Dr. Pittman was the lead in security and development for Silent Circle. His recent scholarly research includes, Trust and Transhumanism: An Analysis of the Boundaries of Zero-Knowledge Proof and Technologically Mediated Authentication, published in Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, 2017. And, he’s given numerous presentations at The Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education, the Education Special Interest of the Association of Information Technology Professionals and other professional associations. He holds degrees from Malone University and Capital Technology University. Dr. Pittman earned his DSc in Information Assurance at Capitol in 2012 researching network probing laboratory scenarios.

Requirements/Admissions

Follow this simple 6 step process to apply for admission to the Bachelor in Cybersecurity program.

Requirements/Curriculum

  • The BSCIS degree is a total of 120 credits, which covers programing and computers, information assurance, management, mathematics and sciences, English and social science courses
  • Click here for a course list

Tuition & Fees

  • The application fee is $25
  • Full-time tuition is $11,994 per semester, plus fees
  • The active duty military tuition rate is $250 per credit, plus fees
  • All full-time students who keep their student account current are promised their tuition will not increase more than 1% over four years
  • For the cost of living in one of Capitol Technology University's six residential facilities, click here

Top Employers of Capitol Technology University BS in Cyber and Information Security Degree Graduates

  1. Department of Defense
  2. Federal/State Governments
  3. Honeywell Technology Solutions
  4. Lockheed Martin
  5. MEI Technologies

“It's a great technical school, with small classroom sizes and close proximity to the places where I wanted to work. Convenient classes allowed me to work full time while I was continuing to go to school my last couple of years. The school also encouraged me to progress after unique research.”

--  James C. Fox, BSCIS ’02, co-founder of ZeroFOX, The Social Risk Management Company. He has written dozens of books, given briefings to Congress, and has become a sought-after keynote speaker. Read James's full story here.

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