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Bachelor's Degree
Students working on system hardware, cybersecurity, technical skills
Protect data and systems from online attacks
Businesses across the globe, as well as local and federal government agencies such as the CIA and FBI, need experts in online security to help them fight predatory practices. The need for experienced cyber warriors to safeguard online assets is growing exponentially.

That's where you come in. A bachelor's degree in cybersecurity from Ensign College will give you the tools to defend corporate infrastructure in every industry. With instructors working in the field and hands-on learning in our tech lab, you'll get the knowledge and experience you need to keep cyber attacks at bay.

Job Outlook

  • 92%

    Employers say IT-certified professionals start at higher salaries than non-certified

    2021 Pearson Vue Value of IT Certification Report
  • 32%

    Expected information security job growth between 2022 and 2032.

  • 359,000 

    Cybersecurity professionals needed in the U.S.

    2020 isc2 Survey
  • $112K

    2022 median salary for Security Analysts

Program Overview

Start with a certificate, then build into expertise.

The cybersecurity bachelor's degree starts with a foundation in IT scripting, cloud server administration, and networking. These classes are part of the Technical Support Engineer certificate.

With this foundation in place, you can then move on to cybersecurity-specific courses. Plus, you'll have a marketable certificate to help you get a better job while you're still in school!

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Cybersecurity is available only as a bachelor's degree program.

Security Analyst

Plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 32 percent from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 16,800 openings for information security analysts are projected each year, on average. The median annual wage for information security analysts was $112,000 in May 2022. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Cybersecurity Auditor

Evaluate cyber defense systems to ensure they are set up correctly and comply with government regulations. Test the efficiency and effectiveness of security controls and information systems and provide recommendations for changes. Average annual salary: $98,805 (CyberSeek)

Cybersecurity Risk Management

Identify, prioritize, manage, and monitor risks to information systems. Pinpoint a company's most critical threats and select the right security measures.

Cybercrime Analyst

Investigate malware attacks, the people behind them, and the damages caused. A cybercrime analyst also works to recover sensitive data that may be valuable to a court case. Average annual salary: $100,000. (Forbes Advisor)

Penetration and Vulnerability Tester

This position focuses on ethical hacking. A penetration and vulnerability tester simulates actual cyber attacks on existing systems to detect cracks in security systems before hackers can breach. Average annual salary: $101,090. (Forbes Advisor)

Cybersecurity Architect

A cybersecurity architect designs, builds, and implements enterprise-class security systems. They also guide other cybersecurity team members to implement security protocols efficiently. Average annual salary: $159,750. (Forbes Advisor)

Our hands-on approach to Cybersecurity will prepare you to analyze network traffic, identify previous or ongoing attacks, and quickly remediate breaches. This program will teach you to evaluate a network from both sides so you can find the vulnerabilities in a system before a hacker does ("red team")—and create the defensive strategies to prevent an attack before it happens ("blue team").

Specific topics and skills include:

  • Cloud server administration
  • Linux
  • Python
  • Database design and analysis
  • Risk analysis
  • Cybersecurity infrastructure design
  • Digital forensics
  • Penetration testing
  • Digital cryptography

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You’ll also leave here with the skills to communicate effectively, articulate your career preparation confidently, and collaborate with others meaningfully. And in all things, we’ll help you work toward becoming a capable and trusted disciple of Jesus Christ. So whatever you do, you’ll be prepared to be the best you possible.

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