The Bachelor of Science in Applied Cybersecurity Management degree at Grand Canyon University (GCU) prepares you to be a competitive candidate for information technology (IT) security positions. This applied cybersecurity management degree, online or on campus, provides you with the knowledge and skillset you need to become an effective leader in the IT industry.
Our applied cybersecurity program is offered though the Colangelo College of Business, which means that, along with essential cybersecurity principles, you will also learn important management and leadership skills. With this knowledge, you will be prepared to lead within technical and non-technical spaces in your organization.
Understand Cybersecurity as a Manager During an Applied Cybersecurity Program
Cybersecurity leaders must possess knowledge of both IT and team leadership. As a graduate of this applied cybersecurity program, you will feel confident in your ability to fulfill knowledge and skill requirements for high-level IT management positions. Upon completing the program, you will be able to:
- Effectively communicate business decisions and technical information
- Problem-solve and improve cybersecurity processes by evaluating trends and resources
- Demonstrate how improved information systems lead to improved relationships with stakeholders and the community
- Apply servant leadership principles to collaborative team environments and other relationships within an organization
- Understand ethical and legal consequences that may occur in the global cybersecurity industry
Through your understanding of the technical and business worlds, you can look forward to leading others, making important business decisions and problem-solving to improve cybersecurity functioning within an organization.
Benefits of GCU’s Bachelor’s in Applied Cybersecurity Program
There are various reasons to consider earning your applied cybersecurity management degree online or on campus at GCU. Along with the opportunity to jumpstart your career in your field of interest, you can also take advantage of multiple modality options and advanced degree opportunities later on.
Learn Applicable Cybersecurity Management Skills and Concepts
In this applied cybersecurity management degree, you will cover various course topics, where you will master critical cybersecurity skills needed for a successful career in the field. Some of the course topics you will study include:
- Understanding computer technology and analysis
- Cyberlaw and privacy
- Cybersecurity fundamentals
- Making financial decisions
- Managing information security
- IT ethics
- Management and leadership for cybersecurity
The material learned in these courses serves to provide you with a well-rounded base of knowledge in both cybersecurity and management.
Careers for Graduates With a BS in Applied Cybersecurity Management
Applied cybersecurity degree graduates can look forward to various job opportunities within the IT field. Some of the jobs you may go on to pursue include:
- Computer and information systems manager
- Network and computer systems administrator
- Information security analyst
- Computer network support specialist
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General Education Requirements
General Education coursework prepares Grand Canyon University graduates to think critically, communicate clearly, live responsibly in a diverse world, and thoughtfully integrate their faith and ethical convictions into all dimensions of life. These competencies, essential to an effective and satisfying life, are outlined in the General Education Learner Outcomes. General Education courses embody the breadth of human understanding and creativity contained in the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Students take an array of foundational knowledge courses that promote expanded knowledge, insight, and the outcomes identified in the University's General Education Competencies. The knowledge and skills students acquire through these courses serve as a foundation for successful careers and lifelong journeys of growing understanding and wisdom.
Upon completion of the Grand Canyon University's University Foundation experience, students will be able to demonstrate competency in the areas of academic skills and self-leadership. They will be able to articulate the range of resources available to assist them, explore career options related to their area of study, and have knowledge of Grand Canyon's community. Students will be able to demonstrate foundational academic success skills, explore GCU resources (CLA, Library, Career Center, ADA office, etc), articulate strategies of self-leadership and management and recognize opportunities to engage in the GCU community.
- UNV-112, Success in Science, Engineering and Technology & Lab: 4
- UNV-103, University Success: 4
- UNV-303, University Success: 4
- UNV-108, University Success in the College of Education: 4
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to construct rhetorically effective communications appropriate to diverse audiences, purposes, and occasions (English composition, communication, critical reading, foreign language, sign language, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of English grammar or composition.
- UNV-104, 21st Century Skills: Communication and Information Literacy: 4
- ENG-105, English Composition I: 4
- ENG-106, English Composition II: 4
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to express aspects of Christian heritage and worldview. Students are required to take CWV-101/CWV-301.
- CWV-101, Christian Worldview: 4
- CWV-301, Christian Worldview: 4
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to use various analytic and problem-solving skills to examine, evaluate, and/or challenge ideas and arguments (mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy, physical geography, ecology, economics, theology, logic, philosophy, technology, statistics, accounting, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of intermediate algebra or higher.
- MAT-154, Applications of College Algebra: 4
- MAT-144, College Mathematics: 4
- PHI-105, 21st Century Skills: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: 4
- BIO-220, Environmental Science: 4
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to demonstrate awareness and appreciation of and empathy for differences in arts and culture, values, experiences, historical perspectives, and other aspects of life (psychology, sociology, government, Christian studies, Bible, geography, anthropology, economics, political science, child and family studies, law, ethics, cross-cultural studies, history, art, music, dance, theater, applied arts, literature, health, etc.). If the predefined course is a part of the major, students need to take an additional course.
- HIS-144, U.S. History Themes: 4
- PSY-102, General Psychology: 4
- SOC-100, Everyday Sociology: 4
* Please note that this list may contain programs and courses not presently offered, as availability may vary depending on class size, enrollment and other contributing factors. If you are interested in a program or course listed herein please first contact your University Counselor for the most current information regarding availability.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Programs or courses subject to change.