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.
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.
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.
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.
Join our cyber team and work with other students to defend and attack secure systems. You’ll compete against other schools and improve your skills with every challenge. Last year, the team competed in 15 cyber challenges.
Professionals from all backgrounds collaborate in the real-world, so we’ve structured our labs to operate the same way. Students majoring in electrical engineering, cyber and information security, astronautical engineering and others all form teams to collaborate, trouble-shoot and explore what’s possible in our labs.
By taking part in risk assessment exercises, you’ll learn how to identify, analyze and evaluate your organization’s biggest vulnerabilities. Once identified, you can create a security strategy to prepare for potential risks.
Network with other cybersecurity professionals and Capitol alumni, and learn the newest developments in this ever-changing field by joining Information Systems Security Association and/or InfraGuard.
Your classwork prepares you for essential certification exams. After the first two courses, you’ll be prepared for the CompTIA Security+ exam. By sophomore year, you’ll be ready to take exams such as: A+, Network+, Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Information Systems Security Professional and Security +.
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).
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.
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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 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: