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The Cybersecurity Bachelor's Degree specialization at Eastern Florida State College prepares students for entry-level positions involving the fast-expanding field of computer security.

Students will gain a fundamental understanding of cybersecurity and can specialize in one or more of the following areas.

  • Database security
  • Network security
  • Application software security
  • Forensics

Potential career positions include Software Developer, Database Administrator, Web Developer, Computer Forensics Technician and Network Security Analyst.

You can earn this degree while continuing to work thanks to flexible class formats that include day, evening, online and blended courses that are part classroom and part online. The degree is also Financial Aid eligible. Bachelor program courses can fill quickly so students need to register in a timely manner to ensure they have a seat for the on-campus or online course offerings that are part of their specialization. Work with your advisor as needed when planning and be sure to check the important term dates and student email for current information about registration start dates.

Before completing the cybersecurity specialization, students will need to earn a grade of "C" or higher in the two courses below. Students may have taken these before entering the program, but if not, an advisor can help with course planning.

  • COP 2334 - C++ Programming
  • STA 2023 - Statistics

Students are admitted to the program in the Spring, Summer and Fall Terms following the general Bachelor's Degree online application process.

National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity SealEFSC's Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems Technology Cybersecurity Specialization with the Advanced Technical Certificate in Network Security Forensics has received Program of Study Validation through 2027 from the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity, sponsored by the U.S. National Security Agency and Dept. of Homeland Security. EFSC's Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics Center also has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence.

An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree does not meet the minimum eligibility requirement for entry into this program. AAS degree holders who intend to transfer into the BAS program should consult with an academic advisor to review coursework and determine the best transfer options.