Everyday Heroes

Cybersecurity | Policy & Planning

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If you ever thought “putting on the armor of God” could mean source code, this is the program for you.

$99,730
Median pay for information security analysts (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
32%
Projected occupation growth, 2018-2028
5
Earn up to 5 industry certifications, from Certified Ethical Hacker to CASP+

Your Profession, Your Purpose

Take your drive to protect. Layer on technical and tactical skills with network protocols and coding. Frame it with project management and leadership. Ground everything in a living faith with Christ at the center. Then, explore the world of cybersecurity like never before.

Terrorism. Cyber law, policy, and defense. Security risk management. Mobile forensics. Public policy. Even contingency planning and disaster recovery. Prepare to take on the legal, privacy, and public policy challenges of cybersecurity, at NGU.

Experience Learning in Internships and Technical Projects

Built-In Internship

Test your skills in the real world with a senior-year internship, a required part of our curriculum in Cybersecurity. Build your resume, connect with potential employers, and assess your strengths in real-time.

Communicate Like a Pro

We talked with our industry partners. What we heard was simple: your ability to write and present wins the day.

So, that’s what you learn. Write clear instructions for general users. Present technical findings to a non-technical executive. And translate technical discovery into team tasks. Real-world skills meets in-class studies.

Industry-Ready Preparation

The National Security Agency (NSA) Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense publishes the national gold standard for cybersecurity education. Your curriculum in NGU’s cybersecurity program aligns with these standards to prepare you for the field.

Pick at least 1 of 5 industry-recognized certifications to earn as part of your degree: A+, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+), Network+, or Security+. Prepare to sit for 2 industry exams: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Project Management Professional (PMP)

Study Cybersecurity & Raise Your Perspective

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  • Cybersecurity Year 1

    Year 1 Example Courses

    • Oral Communication
    • Introduction to Information Technology
    • Introduction to Cybersecurity
    • English Composition and Rhetoric
    • Probability & Statistics
    • Introduction to Criminal Justice
    • Database Fundamentals
    • English Composition & Literature
    • History course
    • Programming and Problem-Solving in Engineering Using MATLAB
  • Cybersecurity Year 2

    Year 2 Example Courses

    • Biological science course
    • Old Testament Survey
    • Research and Communication for the Cyberprofessional
    • Network Fundamentals**
    • History course
    • Concepts of Physical Fitness and Wellness
    • New Testament Survey
    • Scripting Fundamentals
    • Computer Operating Systems
    • Principles of Project Management**
    • Social science course
  • Cybersecurity Year 3

    Year 3 Example Courses

    • Linux Fundamentals**
    • Ethics for the Cyberprofessional
    • Physical science course
    • Cybercrime
    • 3 courses from your concentration
    • 3 electives
  • Cybersecurity Year 4

    Year 4 Example Courses

    • Internship
    • 2 courses from your concentration
    • Fine arts course
    • 3 electives
    • Senior Project

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