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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.

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

*Source: https://www.cyberseek.org 

Why Capitol?

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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. William Butler

Dr. William Butler

Chair, Cyber and Information Security, Director, Center for Cybersecurity Research and Analysis (CCRA)

Bill Butler is currently Director, Center for Cybersecurity Research and Analysis (CCRA) 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).

Rick Hansen

Rick Hansen

Professor of Practice in Cybersecurity

Rick Hansen is a Professor of Practice in Cybersecurity. He mentors and supports student projects from the university’s Cybersecurity program, the Cybersecurity Competition Team (“Signal 9”) and the Astronautical Engineering Program. He also provides outreach to government and industry. Rick has a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelors Degree in Electronic Engineering from Capitol College. His research interests include Cybersecurity for the Internet of Things, application of Socratic Learning for technology training & education, autonomous vehicle communications & countermeasures, and Entrepreneurship. Professor Hansen is a military veteran and serves as the CEO of a Cybersecurity and Research firm.

Ron Martin

Ron Martin

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

Through his consultancy, Ron has business relationships with a diverse mix of businesses. He served as a board of directors for-profit and non-profit organizations. Ron retired from the United States (U. S.) Army in 1999 and the U. S. Government in 2011. In between his tours of Federal Service, he served five years as a civilian police officer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. During his Federal Service, he served with the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services as the program director for the development and implementation of the department’s Identity, Credentialing and Access Management (ICAM) Program.

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 Cybersecurity

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

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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 2020-2021 academic year, beginning in Fall 2020 and continuing through Summer 2021:

  • 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'smodern residential facility , click here
  • Academic Fee for UAS-120 $500

For 2020-2021 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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