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Bachelor of Science (BS) 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?

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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.

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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 (CISSP) exam, giving you valuable credentials before you even graduate.

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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.

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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.

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Key Faculty

Dr. William Butler

Dr. William Butler

Chair, Cyber and Information Security, Director, Critical Infrastructures and Cyber Protection Center (CICPC)

Bill Butler is currently Director, Critical Infrastructures and Cyber Protection Center (CICPC) at Capitol Technology University. Prior to this appointment in 2013 Bill worked in the networking and IT industries as a network engineer and consultant for over 20 years. Bill also served as a joint qualified communications information systems officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired as a Colonel with 30 years of service (active and reserve). Bill holds a Doctorate in cybersecurity earned from Capitol focusing on preserving cellphone privacy and countering illegal cell towers (IMSI catchers).

Dr. Mary-Margaret Chantré

Dr. Mary-Margaret Chantré

Assistant Professor Cyber Security

A native of New Jersey, Dr. Mary-Margaret Chantré majored in English during college before embarking on a 22-year career in the military, retired in 2017 with the rank of Major. During her time of service, she specialized in IT before transitioning to cybersecurity as the need to protect networks and combat adversaries in the cyber domain became more acute. An adjunct professor at Capitol since 2015, she recently joined the full-time cybersecurity faculty and now teaches courses at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels. She lives in Laurel, MD with her two small children.

Top Employers of Capitol Technology University's Graduates

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Career Opportunities

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The Capitol Commitment

We’ve created a game plan to make sure you find a job upon graduation. Learn more.

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Market Demand for Cyber and Information Security

  • 82% of our graduates have a job or enter graduate school 90 days after commencement
  • Many graduates report a starting salary of $80,000

Degree Details


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.


Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates are subject to change without notice.

The following rates are in effect for the 2018-2019 academic year, beginning in Fall 2018 and continuing through Summer 2019:

  • There is no charge for online application, $25 fee for paper application 
  • Full-time tuition is $12,354 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

For Summer 2018 rates, click here

 

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