Secure your future.
Cybercrime has increased substantially around the globe and shows no signs of letting up. In response, cybersecurity has become a fast-growing career field in need of people with the technical acumen to identify and thwart network threats. The field also requires people who understand psychology and human behavior, both to consider how and why hackers commit cybercrimes, and also to influence employees to protect your company’s valuable data. A Cybersecurity degree will help students assess threats and use their understanding of business systems, processes, and human psychology to identify and find the best defense against any given threat.
You’ll learn to approach cybersecurity both proactively and reactively, using a toolbox filled with technical skills, business savvy, and an understanding of psychology. Our faculty are seasoned security experts from both the public and private sectors who regularly work with and teach adult learners.
And when you are ready to take the next step, Rosemont also offers a master’s degree in Global Cybersecurity.
Three Certificates in One Degree
This program is built as a series of three stackable professional certificates that result ultimately in the achievement of a bachelor’s degree. Upon completion, you’ll have earned all four credentials.
Foundations of Information Security: This coursework will teach you the framework and language to understand what is considered an information security problem. This includes understanding the essential properties of information security—confidentiality, integrity, and availability—as well as ways to implement controls that ensure that network data is safe from hackers. This coursework will teach you to evaluate existing control frameworks and apply them appropriately for your corporate environment.
Foundations of Security Operations: To achieve this certificate, you will learn to assess people, processes, and technology to continuously monitor and improve an organization’s security. You’ll learn to proactively identify attacks through understanding both attack strategy and lifecycle, in addition to how to assess a possible threat. You’ll build strong network architectures designed to prevent security breaches. You’ll also develop an understanding of how to respond to attacks when they happen, including a strong foundation in planning so that incidents can be handled quickly and successfully when they occur.
Foundations of Software Security: Cybersecurity professionals have the ability to build security measures into software before it is ever subjected to hackers. Understanding how to protect information from the start of the development process all the way through deployment of software will go a long way to making it harder for cybercriminals to access information assets. With this certificate, you’ll learn to program software securely through strong programming foundations including problem-solving during the development process, testing, threat modeling, and management of the testing process. You’ll also learn about cloud security and how to keep a software deployment secure.
A Well-Rounded Curriculum
Our bachelor’s degree in Global Cybersecurity is built as a completer degree, based on the understanding that the majority of adult students return to their undergraduate studies with 45-60 transfer credits. Students who join with a completed Associate Degree, or 60-credits in other areas, may use this portfolio of courses as a way to round out and complete their undergraduate degree. Those students who do not yet have 60-credits to transfer will be encouraged to either complete an Associate Degree at Rosemont or work with an advisor to define courses that will provide the appropriate credits and foundation for this program.
In addition to the stackable degree coursework (30-credits), students take two criminal justice courses (6-credits), three business courses (9-credits), and round out the 60-credit completer degree with 15-credits of general education.
Stackable Certificates (30-Credits)
Foundations of Information Security (12-Credits)
- GCC 0210: Foundations of Information Security
- GCC 0480: Global Threats and Information Security
- GCC 0360: Cultural Implications of Information Security
- GCC 0220: Security Organization
Foundations of Security Operations (9-credits)
- GCC 0370: Offensive Security
- GCC 0380: Defensive Security
- GCC 0450: Essentials of Incident Response
Foundations of Software Security (9-credits)
- GCC 0230: Intro to Programming in Rust
- GCC 0390: Software Testing and Validation
- GCC 0460: Software Development Security
Criminal Justice Courses (6-credits)
- CRJ 0200: Substantive Criminal Law & Procedure
- CRJ 0300: Sociology of Law and Violence
Business Courses (9-credits)
- BUS 0350: Management of Information Technologies
- COM 0485: Positional Bargaining and Principled Negotiation
- BUS 0385: Information Systems Project Management
General Education (15-credits)
In addition to meeting the course requirements listed above, all students must also fulfill 15 credits of General Education requirements. These include courses in writing, humanities, science, and multiculturalism. These courses reflect Rosemont’s approach to a liberal arts education.
Skills and Outcomes
- Identify and apply methods to locate and resolve security issues in networks and computer systems to determine appropriate measures to protect IT infrastructure.
- Compare methods to design, develop, test, and evaluate secure software.
- Interpret policies and procedures to manage enterprise security risks.
- Explain human roles in security systems with an emphasis on ethics, social engineering vulnerabilities, and training.
- Demonstrate the means to investigate security incidents.
- Compare and contrast different strategies for implementing security within a Software/Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
- Apply methodologies to combat attackers from intrusion or other suspicious attempts to gain unauthorized access to a system and its resources.
- Classify threats, protect data, and respond to attacks that occur over the Internet.
- Explain risk analyses, security policies, and damage assessments.
- Show techniques to audit operating systems’ security in a diverse environment with both traditional, on-premise assets as well as those hosted with service providers.
- List contingency operations that include administrative planning process for incident response, disaster recovery, and business continuity planning within information security.
Structured to Meet the Needs of Busy, Working Adults
- Convenient Online Format: Courses are offered online and structured to allow you to complete coursework independently, when it’s convenient for you.
- Manageable Coursework: Full-time accelerated students take two courses every seven weeks.
- Immediate ROI: Classroom learning will come to life through case studies where you’ll be encouraged to use your own job as a learning lab—which has the added benefit of reinforcing your value to your current employer.
- Experienced, Supportive Faculty: Our faculty are experienced professionals. They are experts in what they teach and have strong connections in their professional communities.
- Expand Your World: As busy adults, it can be hard to expand your worldview. Rosemont attracts a diverse student body, which brings different experiences and knowledge to the classroom, providing a robust learning experience.
- Easy & Free to Apply: We believe a quality education should be affordable and attainable, and our application process reflects this commitment. Applying is easy, and free.