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Cybersecurity, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Online
With Franklin University's transfer-friendly, online B.S. Cybersecurity degree program, you'll learn how to respond to security breaches with state-of-the-art tactics and countermeasures.
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Overview

Franklin University’s Cybersecurity degree program prepares you for a red-hot career in business, industry or government, protecting valuable data (and the bottom line) from security threats and hackers. So in-demand are cyber security professionals, that a 2015 report from Burning Glass reported that cybersecurity workers command 9 percent more in salary than other IT professionals.Perhaps that's why cybersecurity jobs are projected to grow by 18 percent, which is much faster than average between 2015 and 2025.*

Because it is a specialized field of industry, Franklin University offers a major in cybersecurity — rather than a component of another related program. 

Courses in this curriculum include risk management and compliance; security architecture and controls; business continuity and operations; and network and application security. At Franklin, you’ll learn about the typical development mistakes that lead to application-level security issues, including CSRF, XSS, cryptography, configuration errors, authentication, and authorization, as well as how to defend against them.

Career Opportunities

  • Application Security Tester

Application Security Testers perform assessments, source code reviews and security tests to identify, understand, thwart, and remedy web application threats, vulnerabilities, and attacks.

  • Computer Security Specialist

Computer Security Specialists plan, implement, monitor, and upgrade control measures and solutions to protect computer networks and computer-based information from unauthorized use, breach, and/or disaster.

  • Cybersecurity Analyst

Cybersecurity Analysts prevent, monitor, and respond to data breaches, protecting information against hackers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Information Assurance
  • Security Risk Management
  • Cyber Security Capstone
  • Windows Administration

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    60

    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:

    5.5

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Submit your online application using an email address that you check regularly. After you’ve applied, you’ll receive login information by email so you can track your application’s progress.
  • Apply for admission to Franklin University any time. Because our admission process for international students includes several steps to ensure a successful start, we encourage you to apply as early as possible -- at least 8 weeks before your program’s start date. 
  • Request your official transcripts from post-secondary institutions located in the U.S. and have them submitted directly to Franklin University’s Office of Transfer and Articulation.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    526 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 526 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    398 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 398 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

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