Earn Your Bachelor’s in IT and Cybersecurity Online
Prepare to make a meaningful impact on the tech world as a system administrator, network defender, or ethical hacker. As a student in our online Information Technology (IT) and Cybersecurity Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program, you will gain a foundational understanding of hardware and software, develop advanced technical knowledge and skills, and begin to shape your career in a rapidly evolving field.
In live online classes built by expert Simmons faculty, you will learn to manage, administer, and protect complex computer networks and systems. While you complete hands-on projects and explore cutting-edge concepts and technologies, you will also develop communication and business skills you need to rise as a leader.
The online IT and cybersecurity degree program, designed by expert Simmons faculty, includes courses in computer science and information technology — plus specialized topics that align with a variety of roles and responsibilities, such as project management, statistics, and systems analysis.
Our curriculum combines immersive class sessions and interactive coursework with a cybersecurity capstone project to help you gain confidence and competency as an IT and cybersecurity professional. Get to know some of our featured courses:
Foundations of Information Technology (CS 110): Explore fundamental issues and concepts in the IT field as you get hands-on experience working with systems and applications.
Systems Analysis and Design (CS 343): Collaborate with a team and hone the skills needed to design complex computer-based application systems, such as technical analysis, project planning and management, and designing for usability.
Cybersecurity (CS 327): This capstone course brings together your understanding of computers, networks, and programming to teach you how to protect and defend computer systems from targeted and generic cyber threats.
Our immersive digital campus was developed based on years of research into effective online teaching and learning. Here, you’ll collaborate closely with faculty mentors and motivated peers as you prepare to join a generation of women changing the face of tech. Within our welcoming community, you will build lasting connections with current and future industry leaders, and you will develop the technical resilience you need to succeed.
As a Simmons online student, you will have access to many of the same opportunities as our on-campus students: guest speaker sessions, online capture the flag and red vs. blue team events, and other club activities.
As you complete your undergraduate degree at Simmons, you will develop a solid foundation in current and future-facing technologies. You will grow as a confident problem solver, able to assess users’ needs and issues and develop creative solutions. You will graduate prepared to keep users and organizations safe, secure, and supported.
Program graduates can excel in a wide variety of IT and cybersecurity careers, including:
Computer and information systems manager — median annual pay of $159,0101
Computer network architect — median annual pay of $120,5202
Database administrators and architect — median annual pay of $98,8603
Information security analyst — median annual pay of $102,0004
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand is rising in many IT and cybersecurity jobs. The job outlook for information security analysts, for example, is projected to grow 33% between 2020 and 2030, far outpacing the national average.4
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1 Occupational Outlook Handbook: Computer and Information Systems Managers (2021). Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved May 26, 2022, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/computer-and-information-systems-managers.htmarrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference
2 Occupational Outlook Handbook: Computer Network Architects (2021). Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved May 26, 2022, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-network-architects.htmarrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference
3 Occupational Outlook Handbook: Database Administrators and Architects (2021). Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved May 26, 2022, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/database-administrators.htmarrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference
4 Occupational Outlook Handbook: Information Security Analyst (2021). Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved May 26, 2022, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/information-security-analysts.htmarrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference