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Earn a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity, help protect America’s vital data assets

The B.S. in cybersecurity program prepares students for exciting entry level positions protecting customer data and defending the nation’s critical infrastructure from cybercriminals and nation states alike.

Not only is the BS cybersecurity accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), this program is also re-designated as an NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) program. Each of these distinctions alone are testaments to the program's quality, but together they make this one of few in the nation to receive both ABET accreditation and  CAE-CDE designation.

The Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) accredits four-year degree granting computing programs at the bachelor level under ABET. Capitol Tech has CAE-CDE institutional designation for all cyber related programs of study until end of 2021. After the end of 2021, all cybersecurity programs of study must apply for designation individually.

The program will introduce students to the basic concepts of cybersecurity such as how to provide confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data. You will be challenged to master concepts and skills such as risk management, virtualization, vulnerability scanning and mitigation, system hardening, cryptography, digital forensics, malware analysis, penetration testing. Students will also be afforded the opportunity to complete for challenging internships with local employers and learn incident handling and log analysis and basic analytics in our student run Security Operations Center (SOC).

Job Titles and Midrange Salaries: 

  • Cyber Security Specialist/Technician - $92,000
  • Cyber Crime Analyst/Investigator - $94,000
  • Incident Analyst/Responder - $89,000
  • IT Auditor - $98,000

Top Certifications: 

  • CompTIA Security+
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • SANS/GIAC Certification

Click here to learn more about the Cyber Analytics and Cybersecurity programs from the Chair of Cyber and Information Security and the Director of the Center for Cybersecurity Research and Analysis (CCRA), Dr. William Butler.

ABET CAC

 

This degree is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET.

*Source: https://www.cyberseek.org 

Why Capitol?

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Our comprehensive cybersecurity center

The Center for Cybersecurity Research and Analysis serves as the university hub for training, research, analysis, and programming in all things cybersecurity. Learn to defeat simulated cyberattacks, land an internship where you can put your skills to work and prepare for the workforce, publish a scholarly article addressing an existing challenge in the field, and much more. Students–both on-ground and online–faculty, alumni, and community partners alike are welcome.

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Our long history in cybersecurity education.

As one of the first schools in the nation to be designated a National Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense by the Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency, Capitol Technology University stands ready to advance the field and do its part to combat one of the nation’s greatest challenges.

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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. Kellep Charles

Dr. Kellep Charles

Chair, Cybersecurity

Dr. Kellep Charles is Chair of Cybersecurity programs at Capitol Technology University. He completed his Doctorate in Cybersecurity at Capitol Technology University.  He also holds a Master of Science in Telecommunication Management from the University of Maryland University College and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Dr. William Butler

Dr. William Butler

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Dr. William (Bill) Butler is currently the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Capitol Technology University. Prior to this appointment in 2021, Dr. Butler served as Cybersecurity Chair for 8 years at Capitol Tech. Earlier in his career, he worked in the networking and IT industries as a network engineer and consultant for over 20 years. He 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). Dr. Butler holds a Doctorate in cybersecurity earned from Capitol focusing on preserving cellphone privacy and countering illegal cell towers (IMSI catchers).

Dr. Ron Martin

Dr. Ron Martin

Professor of Practice, Critical Infrastructure, Industrial Control System Security, and Access and Identity Management

Dr. Ron Martin is a Professor of Practice at Capitol Technology University, specializing in the functional areas of Critical Infrastructure, Industrial Control System Security, Identity, Credential, and Access Management. Dr. Martin maintains professional relationships with a diverse mix of businesses. He serves on the board of directors for many profit and nonprofit organizations, such as the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) P2887 - Zero Trust Security Working Group (ZTSWG) as Vice Chair. He is a voting member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to the International Standards Organization (ISO), which works to develop and articulate the U.S. position by ensuring public and private sector stakeholder involvement. He is also a member of the Cloud Security Alliance Zero-Trust/ Software Defined Perimeter Expert’s Working Group and the Security Industry Association Standards Committee.

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.

Cybersecurity explained in five functions

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines “Five Functions of Cybersecurity” that organizations should use to manage cyber risks. 

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Degree Details


The BS in Cybersecurity degree is a total of 120 credits, which covers programing and computers, information assurance, management, mathematics and sciences, English and social science courses. The last two years of this program are offered in the Anytime Online and Realtime Online Delivery Options.

 

Enrollment and Graduation Data for Selected Undergraduate Degree Programs: Click Here 


Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates are subject to change.

The following rates are in effect for the 2022-2023 academic year, beginning in Fall 2022 and continuing through Summer 2023:

  • There is no charge for online application, $25 fee for paper application 
  • Full-time tuition is $12,915 per semester, plus fees
  • Anytime Online Delivery standard rate $450 per credit, plus fees
  • Anytime Online Delivery partnership rate $350 per credit, plus fees
  • The active duty military tuition rate is $250 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
  • The retired military tuition rate is $746 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
  • All full-time students who keep their student account current are promised their tuition will not increase more than 1% per year for four years
  • For the cost of living in Capitol Technology University's modern residential facility , click here
  • Academic Fee for UAS-120 $500

For 2022-2023 undergraduate tuition and fees, click here.

 


The National Security Agency and Department of Defense have designated Capitol Technology University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense. We were honored to have a communications team from the NSA come to campus and produce this video explaining the benefits of our award-winning program.

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