Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

The cybersecurity bachelor of science degree prepares students for careers in online security with skills to defend computers, servers, mobile devices, electronic systems, networks, users and data from malicious attacks. Skills and experiences gained from the program will be immediately useful in today’s workforce where cybersecurity– cyber offense and defense– is a growing concern and necessity in both the public and private sector.  


The cybersecurity bachelor of science degree is designed to prepare graduates with an overall cybersecurity operations background.

To earn a cybersecurity bachelor of science, students must complete 120 credit hours including:

  • 24 credits CU Denver core curriculum
  • 15 credits mathematics and science
  • 31 credits computer science core for cybersecurity
  • 32 credits cybersecurity core
  • 15 credits cybersecurity electives
  • 3 credits engineering design

See the degree map and curriculum flowchart for more information and a sample academic plan of study.

BS in Cybersecurity Handbook

Is Cybersecurity a Good Career?


Throughout our world, malicious hackers are causing problems for millions of people. Between 2013 and 2021, vacant job postings for cybersecurity positions rose 350%. Data shows that just 68% of cybersecurity job postings nationwide are filled. In Colorado, 30% of cybersecurity roles remain vacant. Learn more about cybersecurity and career opportunities in this field.

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