Bachelor of Science

SUNY Canton

  • Designated As
    Signature Program
  • Delivery Mode
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
  • Degree Level
    Bachelor of Science
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Earn your Bachelor of Science online

You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students

  • Rolling admissions
  • No application fee
  • 100% online
  • $295 per credit hour
  • 123 credits
  • 33% US job growth by 2030, according to BLS
  • Computer logic, cybersecurity, systems analysis, information security, ethical hacking courses

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Overview of SUNY Canton Cybersecurity BS - Online

The online B.S. in Cybersecurity from SUNY Canton prepares students to assess computer and network system security needs, recommend safeguard solutions, and manage security devices, systems, and procedures.

The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program is designed for working professionals and transfer students from computer science, networking, and security fields. Applicants who have an associate degree in a related field are encouraged to apply. What if you don't have an associate degree or experience in computer science, networking, and security fields? Students work with a SUNY online admissions coach about applying to the associate degrees in computer science and security studies to take the SUNY general education credits and foundation courses required for admission to the cybersecurity degree online at Canton.

Once accepted into the online completion program in cybersecurity, full-time students can finish their bachelor's degree in as few as four semesters. The online completion degree requires 60 liberal arts and sciences credits, and 63 degree-specific credits including networking, programming, ethical hacking, contingency planning, digital forensics, cybersecurity defense, and cryptology. 

Cybersecurity graduates enjoy several options in the nation as the need for computer and information professionals grows 13% by 2030, outpacing other industries. SUNY Canton graduates with a bachelor's degree in cybersecurity are strong candidates for master's degrees in computer science and IT.

Admission Requirements

  • Students must be qualified to enter at least College Algebra (MATH 121) and Composition and the Spoken Word (ENGL 101) to satisfy SUNY general education requirements
  • Computer or technology courses are strongly recommended
  • If transferring to the program, transfer students into this program must have a 2.0 GPA for admission. Students from other institutions and majors may have to complete certain bridge courses that could extend their graduation date.

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What's a bachelor's degree?
A bachelor’s degree usually takes four years to complete as a full-time student and mixes general education courses with specific courses tied to your major.

Courses you will take online

Cybersecurity courses in the program:

  • Management Information Systems
  • Incident Response and Disaster Recovery
  • Network Defense and Countermeasures
  • Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing
  • Cryptology in Theory and Practice
  • What's it like to earn this degree online?

    Let's put your mind at ease about online learning

  • 100% Online
    This program is presented 100% online. You will not be expected to attend any classes on campus.
  • Same faculty as on-campus
    The faculty that teach online classes are the same faculty that students learn from on-campus.
  • SUNY Online Success Coach
    Success Coaches are available for onboarding, networking, and success webinars with coaches and peers. One-on-one application support is available (no application fee).
  • Personal assistance
    Tutoring support is available as well as additional support from our 7-day-a-week helpdesk.
  • Program elements
    This program has been identified as a high-needs area and has received regional accreditation. Articulation agreements are in place for easy transfer.
  • Additional elements for specific programs
    -Experiential learning opportunities
    -Industry accreditation
  • SUNY Online Signature Program
    In addition to the features listed above, this SUNY Online Signature Program includes 24/7 support, incorporates industry-leading teaching practices, and targets an area of high employer demand in New York State and beyond.

How do I apply?

Follow these steps to start your application

  1. Go to the online application
  2. Create an account
  3. Complete the forms or save for later
  4. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  5. Send in your academic records

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