Cybersecurity Management (BS)

At a Glance

16 months Program length
$499* Cost per credit hour
Online Program format

Tuition cost for entire program


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George Fox University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

* All stated financial information is subject to change and depends on the number of credits transferred in. Additional general education courses may be required. Financial aid available.

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Prevent Digital Attacks at Your Organization

Cybersecurity professionals are needed now more than ever before. According to a recent report, the average number of cyberattacks and data breaches increased 15% in 2021 alone. Cybercrime is costing organizations billions of dollars and is only expected to grow. 

Trained cybersecurity professionals have the opportunity to make a big impact in the years ahead – helping organizations build secure systems, mitigate threats and avoid costly security incidents.

Cybersecurity Is for Everyone

With cybersecurity professionals in high demand across industries, now is a great time to enter the field. A bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity management will equip you to analyze technical issues, assess cyber risks, and communicate your concerns to leadership teams in order to guide the development of cybersecurity strategies that will protect both businesses and consumers.

This degree is perfect for a variety of backgrounds, including IT, management, business or another field entirely. Whether you have a professional background, coursework in IT, or you’re looking to relaunch your career, we have the resources to help you develop your skills in cybersecurity.

Job Prospects

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing fields in the market today. In the next 10 years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 35% growth in cybersecurity jobs. On average, cybersecurity professionals made $102,600 in 2021.

Generally, those hired in the field hold some variation of the following titles:

  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Cybersecurity manager
  • Information security analyst
  • Risk management analyst
  • Data governance officer
  • Incident response program manager
  • Security operations manager
  • Chief information security officer

What is Cybersecurity Management?

Cybersecurity management involves a combination of technical expertise and organizational management. It requires understanding the nature of cyber threats, as well as the technical vulnerabilities and risks associated with an organization's infrastructure. Cybersecurity management also involves implementing processes for managing cybersecurity risks and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and standards. 

Gartner predicts that “by 2025, lack of talent or human failure will be responsible for over half of significant cyber incidents."

An important aspect of cybersecurity management is developing and maintaining a culture of security within an organization. This includes training employees on cybersecurity best practices, creating policies and procedures that promote security, and establishing protocols for responding to security incidents. Understanding how cybersecurity is a human issue is key to developing an effective cybersecurity strategy.

What Will I Study?

Students in the cybersecurity management major will learn to:

  • Analyze a security problem, and design and implement solutions
  • Apply security principles and best practices in the presence of risks and threats
  • Use tools and analytical methods to identify risks and vulnerabilities to systems
  • Effectively communicate information security needs and potential threats to technical and nontechnical audiences at all levels of the organization
  • Examine emerging information security risks and plan methods to protect the organization's systems and networks
  • Assess system vulnerabilities, and propose and implement risk mitigation strategies
  • Investigate and respond to security alerts and incidents through risk analysis and forensic evaluations
  • Understand and explain ​​the industry and regulatory environment that impacts systems and networks
  • Make informed judgments in cybersecurity practice based on legal and ethical principles
  • Function effectively as a member of a team engaged in cybersecurity activities
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Credit Requirements

62 semester hours must be completed to enter a major. To graduate with a bachelor's degree, you must complete a total of 120 semester hours as follows:

Minimum required entry credits for major (Don't have enough credits?) 62
Additional credits needed for graduation (general education, electives, or life-learning credit) 22
Credits earned in Cybersecurity
Total 120


  • The cybersecurity management major is offered 100% online
  • You will attend a synchronous cohort launch at the beginning of the major via Zoom, followed by 16 months of online coursework in a cohort of peers
  • All major courses are offered one at a time in a sequential, condensed, accelerated format
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We believe you have what it takes - and our program is designed for the success of working adults:

We know it's a big step. That's why you'll have a dedicated staff person to walk with you from start to finish.

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