B.S. Cybersecurity Online

Our 100% online program will provide you with a deeper understanding of cyber security and cyber defense.
Degree Type Bachelor of Science
Careers & Salaries Career Outcomes
Delivery Online

Secure a Future in Cybersecurity Online.

UW-Stout's 100% Online Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program, endorsed by the National Security Agency (NSA), equips students with the expertise needed to thrive in the ever-expanding field of cybersecurity. This program offers a comprehensive journey through the essentials of cyber defense, focusing on ensuring data integrity, enhancing software resilience, and understanding the broad impact of cybersecurity on society. With access to virtual labs, students merge theoretical knowledge with practical skills, graduating ready to safeguard and oversee information security in our interconnected realm.

This 100% online, asynchronous program guides your learning with video lectures, hands-on labs you connect to remotely, and available tutoring support.

Program Curriculum & Objectives

Secure real-world cybersecurity skills through UW-Stout's focused online curriculum, covering critical areas like network defense, system administration, and secure software development, continually refined to align with new industry advancements.

View program plans, credit requirements and course descriptions.



Program Highlights

  • Interdisciplinary Online Curriculum. Our curriculum integrates aspects of data, software, systems security, and beyond, ensuring you're well-versed in all facets of cybersecurity. Our interdisciplinary approach prepares you for the complexity and interconnectivity of today's digital challenges.
  • Virtual Hands-On Experience. Engage with real-world cybersecurity scenarios in our virtual labs, gaining practical skills that employers value. Our program emphasizes experiential learning, from ethical hacking to digital forensics, ensuring you're job-ready.
  • Industry Certifications. Enhance your employability with critical cybersecurity certifications, including Cyber Ops, CEH, CISM, among others, embedded within our curriculum. These certifications are key to meeting Department of Defense (DoD) 8570 mandates and are crucial for a competitive edge in the job market.
  • National Recognition and Excellence. Join a program recognized for its excellence in cyber defense education by national accrediting bodies. Our commitment to quality education has earned us prestigious designations and accolades.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the Cybersecurity program, you'll have the ability to:

  • Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  • Apply security principles and practices to the environment, hardware, software, and human aspects of a system
  • Analyze and evaluate systems with respect to maintaining operations in the presence of risks and threats.

Use the Request Information form to receive a program summary and learn more about the online Bachelor of Science degree in Cybersecurity.

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Pathways to Cybersecurity. UW-Stout's Grant Initiative.

Your path to a career in cybersecurity at UW-Stout is supported through our distinct internship grant program. Supported by a Fast Forward grant, this program offers students the opportunity for paid, practical experience in cybersecurity—a field with a high demand for skilled professionals. UW-Stout facilitates connections with top companies, allowing you to enhance your skills while earning. This initiative is not just an internship; it represents a pivotal step in your career, positioning you for success in an industry known for its competitive starting salaries and significant growth opportunities.

B.S. Cybersecurity at UW-Stout is a Transfer Friendly Program

Transfer-Friendly Program

Our online cybersecurity program values your prior academic and professional experiences, offering a transfer-friendly pathway that ensures a seamless transition allowing for up to 60 credits to transfer

Cybersecurity Graduates.  Ready for Tomorrow's Challenges.

Graduates of our B.S. Cybersecurity program emerge with a well-rounded skill set tailored for the modern digital world. They learn to dissect complex problems, build secure networks, and communicate effectively. With a strong ethical framework and collaborative mindset, they are prepared to protect digital assets and manage cybersecurity risks.

National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

UW-Stout students compete in the CCDC

Our students bring cybersecurity concepts to life competing towards the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, facing off against real-world challenges. It's here that theoretical knowledge meets practical application, as they work alongside peers to strategize and solve pressing cybersecurity issues. By engaging in this collaborative and competitive environment, they not only prepare for their careers but also join a community of like-minded individuals passionate about advancing the safety of our digital spaces.

STEM OPT Extension Advantage for International Students.

International students STEM Opt Qualifying program.

National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity

UW-Stout is a National Security Agency (NSA)-designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity.
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Online - Value for Your Money

The B.S. Cybersecurity program offers customized instruction for online delivery. Customized Instruction (CI) at UW Stout can be described as programs that are designed with the adult learner in mind. If you're comparing UW-Stout's online degree customized instruction (CI) tuition to our competitors, keep in mind:

  • Customized instruction tuition rate includes the textbook rental fee.
  • There are no additional university-based semester or technology fees.
  • Students in customized instruction programs pay the same rate of tuition regardless if Wisconsin residents, out-of-state or international participants.

There’s more to value than just tuition. UW Stout also provides:

  • Program Director – faculty with discipline expertise.
  • Student Services adviser – one point of contact, providing support to students for each program.
  • Course sequences and matrices – know what courses are offered and when so you can plan ahead.
  • Courses and programs may be stackable for use in another program.
  • Courses are flexible and convenient for working professionals.

Other universities will present costs and value differently - make sure you compare apples to apples.


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