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Cyber Defense, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Caledonia, WI, United States| Online
A Cyber Defense at Davenport University professional helps protect data from threats, both inside and outside of an organization. We will provide you with specialized skills to create systems of checks and procedures for controls that help thwart unwanted intervention and provide cyber security to the organization.
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In this Cyber Defense program at Davenport University the hands-on tools and techniques, supported by the latest trends and case studies, will cover a myriad of topics to present what cyber security is and how to best protect an organization’s information assets. You will learn the performance-based skills and develop the knowledge set to ensure appropriate treatment of risk, compliance, and assurance from internal and external perspectives in order to provide the best cyber security possible. Michigan is leading the pack in cyber security education. Read how Davenport University makes the list of the top five schools in Michigan that are providing students with the tools they need to succeed in this field. The Bachelor of Science in Cyber Defense can be completed in-seat or online.

Learning outcomes

The Bachelor of Science degree in Cyber Defense provides the proactive and reactive knowledge and skills that encompass security in the technological environment. Students will learn to ensure appropriate treatment of risk, compliance, and assurance from internal and external perspectives. With an emphasis on how to best protect an organization’s information assets, topics will be covered from both the business and technology perspectives. Students will have a choice between two specialties: Information Assurance or Health Care Information Assurance.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microcomputer Applications: Spreadsheet 
  • Database Design 
  • Principles of Project Management 
  • Security Foundations or Implementing Network Security 
  • PC Operating Systems 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Current or Recent High School Graduates: Submit a request to your high school to send an official copy of your transcripts directly to Davenport University. 
  • See mailing and email addresses to the right. Transfer Students (USA/Canada): Request Transcripts be sent directly from previous institutions to Davenport University Registrar’s Office. Transfer Students (Outside USA or Canada): Order course by course evaluation from a NACES member (

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9660 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    19320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9660 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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