Become a Purposeful Digital Expert With Marymount’s Bachelor’s Degree in Cybersecurity

Play a vital role in protecting our increasingly digital world from cybercrime, espionage, and other online threats.

At Marymount University, our bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity provides you with vast knowledge and experience in the tools and techniques used to protect the privacy and security of digital devices—including computers, mobile devices, servers, and networks. Our Cybersecurity courses will equip you with a strong foundation in how digital assets work and are used—and the underlying technology used in coding and scripting, collecting data, and performing network administration.

When you complete our requirements for a Cybersecurity degree, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to protect and defend companies, governments, industries, and organizations from a wide range of cyberattacks and cyberthreats.

A top Cybersecurity program in the Washington, DC, area

Marymount has been named by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency Center as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE). That means we are part of a group of elite universities offering high-quality Cybersecurity certifications, degrees, and education, and are helping increase the understanding of cyber defense technology, policy, and practices.

This designation will help you after you complete our requirements for a Cybersecurity degree and as you pursue careers in the field.

Bachelor’s Degree in Cybersecurity Program Highlights

Be ready to make an impact in the world around you and be well-prepared to protect our digital world through Marymount’s undergraduate Cybersecurity courses. At Marymount, you will learn about the latest cutting-edge Cybersecurity topics as you benefit from:

  • Distinguished faculty with worldwide expertise

From China to Spain, Romania to Uganda, our bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity faculty members have vast international expertise. They’re leaders in various current and emerging Cybersecurity topics—including artificial intelligence, cryptography, cyberthreat intelligence, and more—and they bring their experience from both government and industry roles into the classroom.

  • Our program’s ideal location

Marymount’s Cybersecurity courses are held in the Ballston Center, just 20 minutes from Washington, DC—where Cybersecurity topics and policy are discussed and crafted. Our proximity to Congress, the Department of Homeland Security—as well as companies such as Amazon, Capital One, Microsoft, and Northrop Grumman—will prove beneficial as you pursue internships, research positions, and careers in Cybersecurity.

  • Cutting-edge laboratories and technology

Throughout your Cybersecurity courses, you’ll utilize the same tools and techniques that you’ll use professionally. For instance, our Cyber Lab provides a unique environment where you can study various Cybersecurity topics and problems in an isolated environment using proprietary and open-source tools. You will also learn more about advanced Cybersecurity topics and further your skills in our Cyber Clinic, which provides tech support to small businesses and nonprofits. No matter your interests, you’ll be well-prepared to address Cybersecurity attacks, threats, and vulnerabilities.

  • Small classes that help produce big results

Our Cybersecurity courses are taught by experienced faculty members—not teaching assistants. In fact, our classes rarely have more than 20 students, and faculty members are always available in person, over Zoom, or in a Slack channel to help you with your most pressing questions.

What Can You Do With a Bachelor’s Degree in Cybersecurity?

Complete your course requirements for a Cybersecurity degree in as little as four years and pursue in-demand careers in the Washington, DC, area and beyond. Recent graduates who hold valuable Cybersecurity certifications find many career options in the DC metro area, including in growing areas such as compliance, digital forensics, penetration testing, and security operations.

Employers of Bachelor’s Degree in Cybersecurity Graduates

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Capital One
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Department of Commerce
  • Microsoft
  • National Security Agency
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Serco

To pursue leadership roles or to gain additional Cybersecurity certifications or expertise, you may want to consider Marymount’s master’s degree in Cybersecurity.

What You Will Study in a Bachelor’s Degree in Cybersecurity Program

You might be wondering, what are Marymount’s course requirements for a Cybersecurity degree?

After you gain a greater understanding of technology and various applications, databases, and devices, you’ll learn more about application and network security, human behavior considerations, and risk management. You’ll also cover cyber defense and law and ethics in Cybersecurity.

Take Cybersecurity courses such as:

  • Corporate Cybersecurity
  • Database Technology
  • Discrete Mathematics for Information Technology
  • Malware Analysis
  • Python Scripting
  • Software Architecture and Design

To complete your requirements for a Cybersecurity degree, all Marymount undergraduate students pursue an internship in the field and conduct a final project that highlights an area you may want to pursue to gain additional expertise or advanced Cybersecurity certifications.

Bachelor’s Degree in Cybersecurity Faculty

At Marymount, our faculty members bring vast expertise and numerous Cybersecurity certifications to the classroom, to the laboratory, and to your learning.

View our faculty here.

Programs Related to Cybersecurity

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Accelerated Degree