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American Public University

48 months
285 USD/credit 8550 USD/year
285 USD/credit 8550 USD/year
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The Cybersecurity BSc course at the American Public University provides you with both theory and know-how required to strategically assess, plan, design, and implement effective cybersecurity defenses in the public and private sectors.


Course Details

Organizations of all sizes face constant cyberthreats and cyberattacks from both internal and external attackers. Increase your knowledge of cybersecurity resources, tools, laws, and methods with the Cybersecurity BSc course at the American Public University. Your cybersecurity courses in the BS in Cybersecurity will provide you with the opportunity to learn from instructors with a wealth of real-world expertise.

Students must choose a concentration for this degree program:

  • Critical Infrastructure 
  • Digital Forensics 
  • General 
  • Privacy and Surveillance 
  • Wireless and Mobile Security 

What You Will Do

  • Understand cybersecurity’s various aspects, including cyber defense, cyber operations, cyber exploitations, cyber intelligence, cybercrime, and cyber law within federal and state laws
  • Learn cyber forensics processes and investigation goals, including the importance of search warrants and chain of custody for computer-related crimes
  • Create strategies and plans for security architecture, such as the tools, techniques, and technologies that detect and prevent network penetration, and design effective cybersecurity countermeasures
  • Grow your knowledge of network designs, topologies, architectures, protocols, communications, administration, operations, and resource management for wired, wireless, and satellite networks that affect cyberspace security

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Computer and Network Security
  • Information Security
  • Database Systems Security
  • Cybersecurity
  • IT Security: Planning and Policy
  • Ethics in Information Technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 120 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
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Courses Start Monthly


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All APU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    8550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 285 USD per credit during 48 months.

$250 with military grant


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