Bachelor of Applied Science in Cybersecurity

The BAS in Cybersecurity expands on ACC’s Cybersecurity Specialization Associate Degree. Students in the BAS program receive cybersecurity training that employers are looking for to safeguard company networks and data. Coursework includes:

    • Network infrastructure hardware and software
    • Programming
    • AI in cybersecurity
    • Cloud security
    • Penetration testing and security troubleshooting
    • Security planning and policy
    • Legal and ethical implications of cyber incidents
    • Capstone project: secure system design

Questions about the BAS – Cybersecurity degree?

Contact our BAS Coordinator:

Jon-Mikel Pearson – interim BAS Coordinator

[email protected]
512-223-3194
Schedule an Appointment

OR

Professor Mary Kohls – Department Chair

[email protected]
512-223-3185
Schedule an Appointment

For more information, please visit the ACC website

Apply to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Cybersecurity Program

Register for an info session for the Fall 2024 application process.

Please complete the following  FORM  indicating which information session you would like to attend:

 
March 1st – Friday – 12pm
March 5th – 6pm – Tuesday

 

Application process:

1. Attend a free information session

2. Complete online application

3. Submit application by due date

4. Applications reviewed

5. Notification emails sent to students

6. Sign and return acceptance letter and register for classes

Explore a career in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity skills:

  • Knowledge on how to configure and managing network security devices
  • Understanding of cryptography concepts and technologies
  • Knowledge of ethical hacking techniques to identify vulnerabilities and test security controls
  • Familiarity with legal and regulatory frameworks that govern data privacy and security
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with other IT professionals, executives, and stakeholders in an organization
  • Knowledge of web application security and secure software development practices
  • Programming languages such as Python and Java
  • Able to stay on task, meet deadlines, and work in teams

Bachelor of Applied Science in Cybersecurity Degree Plan

The Bachelor of Applied Science program will prepare students for a successful career in the field of Cybersecurity including coursework balanced between theoretical and technical competencies associated with the CIT profession to prepare students for a highly competitive field.

Students will study cybersecurity concepts as they pertain to evolving threat landscape. The program includes components of writing, computational thinking, and practical experience in the use of threat detection, prevention tools, and response.

 

  • General Core, 42-45 hours
  • Foundational IT Core, 45-46 hours
  • IT Upper Division Courses, 33 hours

Award Plan & Program Map

Award plans provide a quick way to review the courses in your chosen degree while program maps offer a more detailed, guided pathway, to earn your certificate or degree. Below are links to the award plan and programs map for the Bachelor of Applied Science in Software Development.

General Requirments for application to the BAS – Cybersecurity program

Students must meet the following criteria to apply to the program:

  • Have obtained junior status, as defined as having earned at least 60 college-level semester hours in:

– Cybersecurityy
– Network Administration
– Or related field

  • Have successfully completed 12 credit hours of cybersecurity courses  composed of the following (or equivalent):
      • ITSY 2300 – Operating Systems Security
      • ITSY 2301 – Firewalls and Network Security
      • ITSY 2330 – Intrusion Detection: Ethical Hacking
      • ITSY 2343 – Computer System Forensics
  • Have earned a GPA of 3.0 or better

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the answers to commonly asked questions

Do I need an Associate degree to apply for the BAS program?

You need either an Associate degree in cybersecurity, or 60 credit hours of related undergraduate courses, from an accredited institution.

Where can I find ACC's tuition rates?

You may access ACC’s tuition table to view current tuition rates

Can I transfer in credits from another institution?

Up to 90 credit hours of coursework may be accepted upon review of transcript.

Prior degree attainment must be from an institute accredited by one of the following:

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SOCSCOC)
  • Middle State Commission on Higher Education
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Higher Learning Commission
  • Northwest Commission on College and Schools
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges

need either an Associate degree, or 60 credit hours of undergraduate courses, from an accredited institution.

Are scholarships available?

ACC has many scholarships available. Visit ACC’s Scholarship page for more information.

Is the tuition rate for the BAS degree more than other ACC credit courses?

No, the tution rate is the same as all ACC credit programs. ACC tuition table

How can I find more about financial aid?

Visit the ACC Financial Aid webpage for information about available financial aid.